Hello again, my creepy crawlies,
I had the privilege of reading the first novel by indie horror author Jeremy Megargee, Dirt Lullabies. Honestly, the opportunity came about in a pretty cool way…we’ve been following each other on Instagram for some time, when suddenly, a message appeared! Jeremy asked me to read Dirt Lullabies and I agreed, hence where we are now! Little did I know that I would consider Jeremy to be one of my favorite horror writers…
Let me tell you, guys, I ripped through this book. In less than a day. Five hours, and I was finished with the whole thing. It takes a lot to get me to sit still for a few minutes, let alone a few hours. There was something about this novel that drew me in from the very first sentence, and I had no desire to put it down. His eloquent writing immersed me and I was mesmerized.
Let me give you a quick synopsis: Roman Merrick lives in West Virginia with his parents, and the family is just barely scraping by. He discovers a crack in the ground in the root cellar beneath his home that could just be the answer to all of his family’s problems…when a melodic voice calling itself M drifts up from the crack promising a way out, Roman is faced with a life-altering decision.
I KNOW, even the synopsis is awesome. The story is very original, and I found myself slightly crushing on the antagonist (who has a concept I’ve never really hard of before), M, which is pretty disturbing. I mean, you’re going to have to read it to find out why. He may or may not be a crazy entity living under the floor.
It’s gory, it’s gripping, it doesn’t let you go, and I was turning pages like a madwoman. I probably looked rabid reading it. The characters are awesome and memorable, and I absolutely love their stories. It just feels so complete- you don’t finish reading with any questions like “wait why did that happen?” or “who was that?” or anything like that, it’s completely full-circle and cohesive, which is nice. Also, there may or may not be an awesome goth girl that reminds me a lot of myself…..she’s my favorite.
I honestly don’t have enough good things to say about this novel. I loved every second of reading it and I am so honored to have been asked to give it a read. If you’re looking for a novel to really grab your attention, Dirt Lullabies is absolutely a great place to start. Also, you’ll be supporting Indie writers, which is even more awesome, because their talent needs to be exposed! In a community filled with horror-lovers, we all look a little crazy, and that’s why we need to stick together. Mr. Megargee is one of the coolest people making his way around this community- he’s very kind and insanely talented.
Dirt Lullabies is available on Amazon as an eBook or to order in paperback! Pick it up here: http://www.amazon.com/Dirt-Lullabies-Jeremy-Megargee/dp/1505853192/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432771714&sr=8-1&keywords=dirt+lullabies horror fans, I know you’ll love it.
Until next time, my ghoulies,