“This was never a place for a man to be….”
This one is really creeping me out. Lights are all on! Definitely worth your time!
Sweden, high up near the Arctic Circle, is dark with deep forests and glacier-cut valleys where some very unnatural things lurk…four old college buddies are about to find out why there are some places human beings just don’t belong.
Above, left: The Ritual has had a couple other covers (see below), but this one is my favorite; right: English author Adam Nevill.
“‘The little hands are human. Mummified. Stitched on.’ Hutch turned to Luke. In the illumination from Luke’s torch Hutch’s eyes shone. ‘Just as mad as hatters. Crosses on the walls downstairs and a bloody goat in the loft. A dead man’s hands sewn on. Mixing metaphors. Lunacy. Swedish lunacy. It’s the darkness and the long nights. Send anyone mad.’”
Cool Links & Author Info
The Ritual won both the prestigious August Derleth Award in 2012; and the British Fantasy Award in 2012 for best horror novel. (See: https://www.tor.com/2012/09/30/announcing-the-2012-british-fanatsy-award-winners/
The book is available in paperback and also as a Kindle ebook (link below). (Remember, Kindle app is now free for all your iOS and Android devices, laptops, and PCs. So, no excuse. Get your copy!) Here, too, are links about the book and Adam Nevill; you’ll want to check out his other books…and add them to your library…
About the Book: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ritual_(novel)
Author Website: http://www.adamlgnevill.com/
About the Author
Adam L.G. Nevill was born in Birmingham, England, in 1969 and grew up in England and New Zealand. He is the author of the horror novels: ‘Banquet for the Damned’, ‘Apartment 16’, ‘The Ritual’, ‘Last Days’, ‘House of Small Shadows’, ‘No One Gets Out Alive’, ‘Lost Girl’, and ‘Under a Watchful Eye’. His first short story collection, ‘Some Will Not Sleep: Selected Horrors’, was published on Halloween, 2016, and won the British Fantasy Award for Best Collection. His second collection of short fiction, ‘Hasty for the Dark: Selected Horrors’, was published on Halloween 2017. His novels, ‘The Ritual’, ‘Last Days’ and ‘No One Gets Out Alive’ were the winners of The August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel. ‘The Ritual’ and ‘Last Days’ were also awarded Best in Category: Horror, by R.U.S.A. Several of his novels are currently in development for film and television, and in 2016 Imaginarium adapted ‘The Ritual’ into a major motion picture. He lives in Devon, England. (Amazon)
A Review or Two
A Comparison—from Book to Film
The novel was recently made into a blockbuster horror film; it is one of he best I’ve seen in a long time…
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