[KINDLE] ❀ THEM By James Watts – Motyourdrive.co.uk

  • Paperback
  • 290 pages
  • THEM
  • James Watts
  • English
  • 20 September 2018

10 thoughts on “THEM

  1. says:

    James Watts is a very complex author, difficult to sort or describe Although, all readers seem to agree he s brilliant The book starts with a shuddering scene that doesn t let you go any It makes you ask yourself several times what are you witnessing The novel is full suspense, keeping you in the dark watching over your shoulder You can observe uncountable references to traditional and neo horror, which shows hard work on research and composition of the different storylines sewing this thread.Watts takes you back in a disturbing family history s secret, that will break the fine balance between life and doom A war to conquer and devour all souls they find in their path.I add myself to the long list of amazed readers who have labelled this book as a masterpiece It will easily be the best horror book you might grab in months.

  2. says:

    Note I received a copy of the ebook in exchange for an honest review.In Them, the author has crafted a horror novel reminiscent of a modern day analog to 1922 from Full Dark, No Stars, particularly by the steady building of tension with fully realized characters mired in blue collar Americana.The story is set in modern times in a small town when a son returns for his mother s funeral Without giving anything away, the son and a few other key characters begin a slow build into a confrontation with the titular Them The nature of Them is withheld until very late in the book which keeps the suspense and horror ramped up.Save for one spot about of the way through where a single pivotal scene was revisited from about 4 different perspectives , the book was an enjoyable read, filled with tension.

  3. says:

    When I like a book, I develop book fever and nothing will stop me reading the book from cover to cover as quickly as possible This book cost my family two substandard dinners because I was too busy reading The story built up tension slowly and deliberately as the apparent quaintness of small town living was explored and its dark shadows uncovered one by one Until the full reality of the horror of Maple Grove is revealed The characters in this book are well rounded and interesting each bringing their own piece of backstory to the plot The full range of characters made this book stand out from other horrors because they were real, gritty and honest You could identify with them and hope they made it out alive Another feature of this book was the great portrayal of the Alabama working class culture and life which I found very interesting.This is a thinking man woman s horror story and I thoroughly recommend it.

  4. says:

    Ray Sanders comes home to Maple Grove when his mother dies and is the catalyst for the horrors that threaten the lives of the townsfolk and everyone that Ray holds dear In this story, you get death, mayhem and the ultimate battle between good and evil This is a must read for fans of the horror genre.

  5. says:

    The suspense is real.Fantastic book All the main characters were well developed, and even the secondary characters are memorable I had a lot of fun with this book, and it will get on top of you if you let it So, keep the lights on when you give it a go The writer trends some good old horror ground while always keeping it fresh enough to not only keep you flipping pages but to keep you fully involved with what was happening.If you like horror there is no reason to not give this one a try I was disappointed that this author only has one book, and I hope he pens some .

  6. says:

    THEM is a horror novel, and the debut from this author It tells the story of Ray Sanders, who returns home to bury his mother But not all is as it seems in the small town, as something evil lurks in the shadows, threatening all who live there The story was incredibly well written, with scenes which are easy to envisage, and believable characters The plot was tense, and well thought out, which kept me reading on, desperate to find out what happened next THEM is a must read for any fan of horror stories, and James Watts is an author to watch out for.

  7. says:

    Enjoyed the read but it ended quickly.

  8. says:

    I ve had a book sitting upon the throne of my favorite of the past year for quite some time now, and every book I have come across since it has not quite topped it, though several have come close to equaling it.THEM by James Watts unseats the King and drops down on that iron throne, scepter in hand, and blows everyone else out of the room.At once a horror story, a gothic tale, and a generations old mystery story, THEM sets itself apart by being wholly original while at the same time nodding in homage to the horror stories of the 80s The details and setting are so authentic, you feel as though you re right there in Maple Grove with Ray and Roy, and the characters are so well drawn I actually forgot they were fictional The dialogue is spot on and rich with the feel and ambiance of the South.The story doesn t lag for an instant but manages to build and grow authentically and organically, not giving us everything at once, but letting it peel back like an onion until we find out what is at the core of this rotting evil around town I found myself slack jawed than once during this read as Mr Watts s masterful storytelling took me on this moderately paced rollercoaster ride I say moderately paced because this isn t a balls to the wall trek through a Southern Hell, but it is constantly moving forward, constantly building the story and developing the characters Not a word is wasted in this masterpiece of the genre, and when it was over, I was left utterly satisfied and craving for at once.There s literally not a single thing I can critique in this book It s masterful It s as close to perfect as any book I ve ever read Every twist was perfect and caught me off guard Every character was genuine and flawlessly depicted I cannot say enough good about this book.It feels right at home alongside classics such as Salem s Lot, Cujo, and IT It s literally THAT good, and Mr King would be proud to place THEM alongside his most praised works.Horror fan You want this You NEED this It literally doesn t get any better Not a horror fan THEM will make you one.5 5 Stars

  9. says:

    A great debut horror novel that would sit comfortably among the works of Stephen King James Herbert With ancient malevolent forces occupying human bodies, innocent looking creatures morphing into hungry life draining parasites, and a history of evil dating back millennia, these ingredients alone are a recipe for an intriguing horror tale Added to the mix though are family secrets and rivalries, murder, and an emerging horror triggered by the main character s return to his childhood home and town to attend his mother s funeral.I liked the dramatic start to this book i.e the events and horror that prelude the opening scenes of Ray Sanders return and his mother s funeral as already mentioned Having said that, once past the dramatic opening, the book adopts a slower pace while it lays the groundwork for the wider story that follows James Watts does an excellent job of setting the scene, creating the characters and relationships of a small town, and of relating old rivalries, friendships, and family secrets Even before events start to take a sinister turn, the author s impressive descriptive skills have already conjured up the perfect setting and surroundings in which they unfold one can almost hear the sound of banjos playing on a southern porch while picturing the image of cabins in the woods, and a character out of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre lurking behind every corner, though there are horrors here far worse than any human monsterApart from a well constructed story and a rich array of characters, the nitty gritty of the writing was also first class, not shying away from explicit and graphic language at times, but not over doing it either Although set in the present, in some ways, THEM reads much like old style horror not in a dated or old fashioned way, but in the tradition of, say, Dennis Wheatley or H.P Lovecraft, though with a healthy resemblance to the blood and gore of some classic 70s 80s horror too in terms of modern writers, THEM would sit quite comfortably nestled among the works of Stephen King and James Herbert a great debut novel and addition to the horror genre, and hints too of to come

  10. says:

    Truly CreepyThe author unwinds the mystery of Them gradually, building suspense and keeping you turning pages The characters are well fashioned and relatable There s lots of action and plenty of gore as the story heats up and heads to the final pages I won t issue any spoilers save to say it was a hell of a conclusion.Have fun with this one, horror fans.

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THEM characters THEM , audiobook THEM , files book THEM , today THEM , THEM c73ba Ray Sanders Returns Home From Florida To Bury His Mother Soon, The Supernatural Evidence Behind His Mother S Demise Begins To Surface In The Form Of Dreams And Mysterious Happenings During All Of The Madness, Sanders Must Face His Destiny And Vanquish The Generations Old Evil That Has Plagued His Family Since TheS In , Louis Sanders, With The Help Of Elias Atkins, Dug A Well To Provide Water To The Family Farm What They Did Not Anticipate Was The Water To Be Infested With Odomulites Ancient Sins These Malevolent Beings Were Trapped In Our World On Their Way To The Spirit World Formed A Pact Of Protection With Both Sanders And Atkins The Families Would Serve As Guardians Of The Odomulite Nests And In Return, A Blind Eye Would Be Cast When The Odomulites Took Host Bodies To Inhabit And Feed Upon It Was This Pact, Which InWould Propel Sanders And Julie Fontaine A Young Woman With A Special Connection To The Spirit World Into The Heart Of The Last Active Nest To Rid The Town Of Its Insidious Odomulite Population

About the Author: James Watts

James Watts was born in Birmingham, Alabama in March of 1976 Growing up in the small town of West Jefferson, Alabama, Watts spent his days lost in his vivid imagination.At age 10, he discovered the Hardy Boys mystery series and fell in love with reading By Age 12 the discovery of Stephen King s The Stand gave life to his need to write, to tell stories that he hoped the world would love.It would