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JG Faherty

Author of The Burning Time

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Works by JG Faherty

The Burning Time (2013) 104 copies
Cemetery Club (2012) 95 copies
Ghosts of Coronado Bay (1656) 94 copies
Carnival of Fear (2010) 29 copies
He Waits (2012) 24 copies
The Monster Inside (2010) 22 copies
The Cure (2015) 11 copies
The Wakening (2022) 9 copies
The Cold Spot (2012) 8 copies
Cemetery Dance Issue 58 (2008) 7 copies
Childhood Fears (2015) 6 copies
Death Do Us Part (2016) 4 copies
Winterwood (2015) 4 copies

Associated Works

Blood Lite III: Aftertaste (2012) — Contributor — 200 copies
Classic Monsters Unleashed (2022) — Contributor — 27 copies
Bound for Evil: Curious Tales of Books Gone Bad (2008) — Contributor — 24 copies
Best New Zombie Tales Trilogy (Vol. 1, 2 & 3) (2012) — Contributor — 16 copies
Under Twin Suns: Alternate Histories of the Yellow Sign (2021) — Contributor — 11 copies
C.H.U.D. LIVES!: A Tribute Anthology (2018) — Contributor — 10 copies
Cemetery Dance Issue 74/75 (2016) — Contributor — 9 copies
Best New Zombie Tales (Vol 3) (2011) — Contributor — 8 copies
Enter at Your Own Risk: Dreamscapes into Darkness (1605) — Contributor — 7 copies
Death's Realm (2015) — Contributor — 5 copies
Dracula Beyond Stoker Issue 3: The Bloofer Lady (2023) — Contributor — 4 copies
Harvest Hill (2009) — Contributor — 1 copy
Daily Science Fiction: October 2010 (2010) — Contributor — 1 copy


Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Faherty, JG
Other names
Faherty, James Gregory (birth name)
Olean, New York, USA



This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Good Book
tackerman1 | 58 other reviews | Jan 16, 2023 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Interesting Read!!!
tackerman1 | 67 other reviews | Jan 16, 2023 |
Half a century ago, a young priest was called to the jungle to help with an exorcism. Though he was successful, the demon vowed to come back for Father Bonaventura someday.
30 years ago, a group of friends attempted a séance in a haunted dorm and woke a sleeping evil.
One year ago, little Abby Rawlings began suffering the torments of unseen forces. Unable to cope, her father calls for help, bringing in a group of paranormal experts who do not believe in demons but intend to either debunk these supernatural goings on or possibly clear the home of poltergeist activity.

A little slice of hell has come to the town of Hastings Mills and it's growing day by day. Before long the non believers will be forced to face the truth. Whatever is tormenting Abby is not confined to her and they can not handle this alone. Father Bonaventura has grown old and frail, but he may be the only hope.

There are a lot of characters to unpack and get to know here. It took me some time to get everyone straight. I did once have to flip back closer to the beginning to get the names of those who were present at the séance to make sure I was clear on the attendees, so pay attention there, it matters later on, these things are all connected.
I don't think I have been so freaked out since I read the story that inspired a head spinning Linda Blair to visit my nightmares in my teens. The earlier events in the book that introduce the characters and set the scene are chilling enough, but as the book progresses into full throttle hell on earth it makes those earlier incidents seem mild by comparison. This is a good vs evil story of epic proportions. The action just never lets up.

I received a complimentary copy for review.
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IreneCole | Jul 27, 2022 |
There is so much going on in this novella. I read it once for the story. You have to do that because this one is going to rip you apart as you follow Fist from the shattering opening scene through one harrowing pivotal scene after another. I then read it again for all of the rest of the story. The symbolism. The literary references. The structure. The landscape as we progress becomes more surreal, the characters more symbolic and archetypal, as we drop from one level to the next and finally into the fire created by his own regret.

Choices. It is all about choices. How some choices, once made, can't be undone. We follow Fist as he carries his dead (both figuratively and literally like Faulkner's characters in As I Lay Dying) to their final resting place and himself to his revenge and, he hopes, redemption. Along the way he meets people that are not necessarily bad, just conflicted like himself. He also meets monsters, some human some not, a fascinating character ("The Artist") that I think of as a reflection of the novelist himself, and in the end, his own personal demon.

Emotionally wringing, this book will take its toll on you. From its devastating first few pages to what is the most gut wrenching final sentence that I have read in a long time. It will leave you shaken and numb. This novella is what dark fiction is all about.
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ChrisMcCaffrey | 2 other reviews | Apr 6, 2021 |


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