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Adam L. G. Nevill

Author of The Ritual

28+ Works 3,272 Members 173 Reviews 6 Favorited

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Works by Adam L. G. Nevill

The Ritual (2011) 814 copies
Last Days (2012) 494 copies
Apartment 16 (2010) 408 copies
The House of Small Shadows (2013) 253 copies
No One Gets Out Alive (2014) 241 copies
Banquet for the Damned (2004) 229 copies
The Reddening (2019) 166 copies
Cunning Folk (2021) 123 copies
Lost Girl (2015) 73 copies
Under a Watchful Eye (2017) 69 copies
Before You Sleep (2016) 65 copies
The Vessel (2022) 62 copies
Wyrd and Other Derelictions (2020) 48 copies

Associated Works

House of Windows (2009) — Introduction, some editions — 123 copies
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Five (2013) — Contributor — 122 copies
The Gods of HP Lovecraft (2015) — Contributor — 121 copies
The Monstrous (2015) — Contributor — 117 copies
Gathering the Bones (2003) — Contributor — 112 copies
Hauntings (2013) — Contributor — 112 copies
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Eight (2016) — Contributor — 110 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 17 (1828) — Contributor — 78 copies
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Nine (2017) — Contributor — 72 copies
House of Fear: An Anthology of Haunted House Stories (2011) — Contributor — 67 copies
New Fears: New Horror Stories by Masters of the Genre (2017) — Contributor — 64 copies
Dead Letters (2016) — Contributor — 55 copies
Twice Cursed: An Anthology (2023) — Contributor — 55 copies
Dark Currents (2012) — Contributor — 51 copies
The End of the Line: An Anthology of Underground Horror (2010) — Contributor — 42 copies
British Invasion (2008) — Contributor — 27 copies
Close to Midnight (2022) — Contributor — 21 copies
Best British Horror 2014 (2014) — Contributor — 21 copies
The End of the Road: An Anthology of Original Fiction (2013) — Contributor — 17 copies
Revelations: Horror Writers for Climate Action (2022) — Contributor — 16 copies
Exotic Gothic 4 (2012) — Contributor — 12 copies
Marked to Die: A Tribute to Mark Samuels (2016) — Contributor — 12 copies
Gutshot (2011) — Contributor — 12 copies
The Best British Fantasy 2013 (2013) — Contributor — 12 copies
21st-Century Gothic: Great Gothic Novels Since 2000 (2010) — Contributor — 11 copies
Poe's Progeny (2005) — Contributor — 10 copies
Terror Tales of London (2013) — Contributor — 9 copies
Uncertainties - Volume III (2018) — Contributor — 7 copies
Exotic Gothic 3 Strange Visitations (2009) — Contributor — 6 copies
Diabolica Britannica: A Dark Isles Horror Compendium (2020) — Contributor — 6 copies
Terror Tales of the Ocean (2015) — Contributor — 4 copies
No One Gets Out Alive — Author — 2 copies

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Canonical name
Nevill, Adam L. G.
Birthdate
1969
Gender
male
Nationality
UK
Country (for map)
England, UK
Birthplace
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, UK

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Nevill has been among my favourite authors from my first read of his books. My favourite out of those I’ve read so far remains No One Gets Out Alive. This newest novel may well be a close second, although trying to choose the best of this author’s work is difficult. In this (possible) alien invasion, supernatural horror, there’s so much to appreciate. The author well uses every sentence, creates a solid plot, and introduces a protagonist who is an average man thrown into exceptional circumstances. One of the book’s strengths is this character’s reactions. Even when he’s frozen in indecision, making me scream, the reaction is appropriate, genuine, and realistic. Real people aren’t superheroes. When hurt, people writhe in pain, unable to always miraculously drag themselves to their feet. The bad guy reminded me of several people I’ve stumbled across and was an excellent love-to-hate antagonist. The world-building also performs well, creating a steady creeping atmosphere and breakdown of our world. Although the horrors unfolding take place on Earth, they feel terribly genuine. The question of what’s bleeding through into our existence, extraterrestrial, inter-dimensional, denizens of hell… you’ll be wondering about and believing in them all, gazing at the sky and hoping it never turns red.… (more)
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SharonMariaBidwell | 1 other review | Apr 29, 2024 |
Obviously inspired by The Day of the Triffids, War of the Worlds and an element of the Quiet Place; this should have been perfect fare for me. Yet I was somewhat disappointed, despite being a lover of post-apoc/dystopian fiction and I'm trying to ascertain why. It's very adjective heavy - always a criticism of the authors books in my view - and whilst there are only so many ways of describing an ominous red sky, it was almost getting to mirror the worst bits of Lovecraftian excess in places. Thankfully nothing eldritch was mentioned though.... Characterization was good but something for me, just didn't gel and I can't really explain more without plot spoilers. For all the end of days horror described and it really is an end of days horror situation, I didn't get the overwhelming feeling of dread that Mr Nevill usually does so excellently and in places without surpass. Kept my attention but felt the whole story was too one directional somehow and dragged in places, despite the events all happening at a frantic pace. A 3.75 stars job.… (more)
 
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Ignatius777 | 1 other review | Apr 5, 2024 |
There was a bit of mix I could have done without and info in the last few pages that could have been wonderfully added in the meat of the story to really make it eerie and very interesting.
 
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cmpeters | 43 other reviews | Feb 2, 2024 |
I haven't read a book before by Adam Neville so picked this one as its folk horror and that is something I do enjoy. This story follows a family who move into a house and have neighbours from hell.

I have managed to read about 30% of this book and unfortunately have for the time bring had to DNF. I was just not getting on with it all. There becomes a slight fantasy element to it and that is just not my thing. I like horror and all things supernatural and spooky but just don't do fantasy.

Reading some other reviews I have felt that I am not going to like this book which is a shame as I really wanted to. I would give Adam Neville another go in the future or even may decide to try again with this one. The book deserves more than one star but that is my own rating for a DNF.
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