Ross a McCammon story or novel that I have not loved Nightcrawlers is yet another one to add to the list Set inside an Alabama diner while a rainstorm pummels the land this story begins with a sense Alabama diner while a rainstorm pummels the land this story begins with a sense dread already established Storm plus isolation multiplied by strange happenstance euals win At least when I math it does Yes math is now a verb McCammon like King has a way with characters He allows the reader to get to know his cast before the badness goes down and that serves to provide emotional investment once the fecal matter hits the fan Hidden within Nightcrawlers is deep insight into Vietnam and the mental and physical stability of those who returned from that war This isn t the first time McCammon tackles this subject In fact one of my favorite novels of all time GONE SOUTH is another piece of my favorite novels of all time GONE SOUTH is another piece McCammon respectfully manages the tragedy and aftermath of war In summation One of the best horror shorts I ve ever read This one is available in McCammon s collection BLUE WORLD or by its lonesome as an single Either way if you haven t read it you definitely should I forgot how much I love this story A short story that packs a big punch Classic McCammon Very atmospheric short story about eight people being stuck in a remote diner during a stormy nightTension rises as it becomes clear that one of them has a dark secret and soon the already gloomy night turns into a nightmareEven though I didn t particularly fancy the denouement I have to say that I very much liked the story as a whole The characters really come alive in that very short tale it took me about 45 minutes to read and the writing in general is greatIt was the perfect story for a rainy nightI think I m going to read of this author in the future Spontaenous buddy read with Tri Solid short story from McCammo. S with the release of The Wolf's HourRead by William Windom2 audiocassettes 3 hr.
Free read Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Robert R. McCammonThis is from the kindle editionReally enjoyed this short horror story It takes place in a lone Trucking Diner During A Storm diner during a storm though it is short and a uick read it was great on atmosphere and characterisation The characters weren t one dimensional as you often find in these short stories I had no difficulty imagining the diner storm short stories I had no difficulty imagining the diner storm characters in my minds eyeIt s a very well written story by a master storyteller of horror and well worth a look I had forgotten how much I loved this storyMr McCammon knows how to breathe life into his characters I had always wanted a follow up to this tale but I m guessing after 25 years that s probably not going to happen Lol This story can be found in the excellent book Blue World Yep I d recommend this story and author In this highly atmospherical short story we are in a diner in Alabama close to Mobile somehow it s always Mobile There are several tornado warnings and it s raining like crazyHowever before the owner of the diner and his waitress can close up early a few guests seek shelter from the storm But the weather is not their biggest problemI liked that the author didn t go for cheap scare effects but instead focused on the horror of a person s own mind Guilt fear sleep deprivation memories one s own imagination they are often far worse than any monster Stories about view spoiler Nam and supernatural conseuences from the chemicals actual The line between nightmare and reality is crossedPublication date June 4 2014Publisher StoryFrontLanguage EnglishASIN B00JXDHKWTense nerve wracking tightly written horror story of Vietnam and a veteran who can not outrun his nightmares or the creatures in them A very effective story which reminds me of the early David Drake stories set in Vietnam and its aftermath Several of them are Pocket Books' bestselling horror author makes his audio debut with stories unava. ,
Mong the stories collected in a volume titled NIGHT AND DEMONS available from I downloaded this story via Kindle Unlimited What a brilliant story It has all the elements I want to read about We start with an extremely stormy night and you have the typical atmosphere in a remote American Diner A trooper enters Big Bob the owner of the oint is taking about himself Cheryl the best waitress he ever had is a former hippie driving an old Volks a typical family coming in from the rain So far nothing unsual But then a haggard nam vet named Price enters the diner He tells Dennis who glorifies Nam how it really was there about all the violence and horror His unit was named Nightcrawlers Cheryl sees that detail on an old zippo of his And then the horror begins McCammon writes an incredibly tight prose You feel like being guest in that diner living through everything to come Is there a good ending for the participants Who is the mysterious stranger from the veterans associations making a visit to Bob lateron Good that Bob had a look into Price s wallet What are Price s comrades up to do This story is a real gem extremely compelling and haunting Absolutely recommended uick character development brings you swiftly into the story Wild things happen yet you never haunting Absolutely recommended uick character development brings you swiftly into the story Wild things happen yet you never them because recommended uick character development brings you swiftly into the story Wild things happen yet you never them because them weaved into the narrative are believable people and circumstances You re in every moment feeling every emotion You at no point feel shortchanged or let down The cruelty of war is on display The cause and effects of a war that never ended not to those who were there and came home This is one of McCammon s best IT s short and sweet and I highly recommend that you read it NIGHTCRAWLERS Review There are reliable storytellers and then there are the likes of Robert McCammon I have yet to come ac. Ilable from Pocket until October 1989 when Blue World will be published Coincide. .