Down Here In The Dark



Taking Place Only A Week After The Events In IRON BUTTERFLIES RUST, This Division Mythos Novella Finds Frank Gunn Breaking Down His Ex Wife S Family Has Him Committed To New Wave Hospital.While Fighting To Feel Again, To Remember His Son S Face And The Life He Had Before, People Mysteriously Begin To Disappear Around Him What Remains Of His Life Is Plunged Into The Dark, The Fading Line Between Reality And Nightmare.He Meets A Jewish Kid With Haunted Eyes Who Has A Demon Shadowing Him There Is A Girl Carrying A Fistful Of Razorblades And A Band Of Ghouls Play A Song That Sounds Like Freshly Turned Earth.In Order To Regain What He Has Lost, He Must First Survive Existing Down Here In The Dark.Down Here In The Dark

Lee Thompson knows his horror noir He fuses both genres together in the turmoil of terror, tragedy, blood, guilt, and lost chances at redemption Tom Piccirilli, author of THE LAST KIND WORDSLee Thompson is the bestselling author of the Suspense novels A BEAUTIFUL MADNESS August 2014 , IT S ONLY DEATH January 2015 , and WITH FURY IN HAND May 2015 The dominating threads weaved throughout his work are love, loss, and learning how to live again A firm believer in the enduring power of the human spirit, Lee believes that stories, no matter their format, set us on the path of transformation He is represented by the extraordinary Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary Visit Lee s website to discoverwww.leethompsonfiction.comSome of my favorite authors Clive Barker, Donald Westlake, Peter Straub, Stephen King, Greg Gifune, Lee Thomas, William Faulkner, Robert Dunbar, John Gardner, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, John Connolly, Jack Cady, Tom Piccirilli, Brian Hodge, Douglas Clegg, Jack Ketchum, Lee Child, James Lee Burke, and Cormac McCarthy 10 out of 10 Stars GOSSAMER A TALE OF LOVE AND TRAGEDY will blow you away my friends It is that good Peter Schwotzer Famous Monsters of Filmland WHEN WE JOIN JESUS IN HELL is as crazy as its tormented protagonist Hard as nails Jack Ketchum The voice of the deputy feels authentic brooding, soulful, haunted In fact, there s a heartfelt quality to the whole grim book Even some of the most grisly moments manage to be poetic and full of emotion, and the author s literary influences echo loudly At times, the mood evokes Piccirilli or Braunbeck or Gifune combined with Sherwood Anderson Robert Dunbar, author of WILLY, THE PINES, and THE SHORE Thompson s voice is his own strong, hypnotic, and unsettling Nursery Rhymes 4 Dead Children is a bleak fucking book, and therein lies its danger So beautifully constructed is Thompson s prose, that the reader is often caught off guard, mesmerized by a turn of phrase or a descriptive passage, until the book grabs you by the balls and rips them right off, breaking your heart and your psyche in the process Brian Keene, author of GHOUL, DARK HOLLOW and THE RISING I ve said it many times and believe iteveryday, Lee Thompson is not only the next big name at Delirium Books but in the genre Shane Ryan Staley at Darkfuse Publications The Dampness of Mourning is a riveting Thriller Midwest Book Review Lee Thompson s prose is electric Bob Freeman, author of DESCENDANT Like a dark Twilight Zone meets Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Lee Thompson, author of NURSERY RHYMES 4 DEAD CHILDREN.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 196 pages
  • Down Here In The Dark
  • Lee Thompson
  • English
  • 19 October 2019

10 thoughts on “Down Here In The Dark

  1. says:

    This mini hardcover book is marked copy PC of 150 copies and is signed by Lee Thompson.

  2. says:

    This guy is brilliant.

  3. says:

    Quote Better to die, he thought, than deal with that crazy shit forever.As much as I would like to ease the suffering of Lee Thompson s characters, I m glad his Division Mythos continues in DOWN HERE IN THE DARK This novella begins where IRON BUTTERFLIES RUST leaves off Having battled demons, Frank Gunn is on his knees, beaten to the edge of sanity The police think he s stepped past that edge His memories are nearly gone, jumbled and frightening Frank has lost the thread of his old life At Quote Better to die, he thought, than deal with that crazy shit forever.As much as I would like to ease the suffering of Lee Thompson s characters, I m glad his Division Mythos continues in DOWN HERE IN THE DARK This novella begins where IRON BUTTERFLIES RUST leaves off Having battled demons, Frank Gunn is on his knees, beaten to the edge of sanity The police think he s stepped past that edge His memories are nearly gone, jumbled and frightening Frank has lost the thread of his old life At New Wave Hospital he is supposed to find his way back Or not Perhaps he ll only face further testing at the hands of lost souls and evenmonstrous demons.New Wave is a strange place Secrets bleed from the walls, staining its inhabitants The caretakers seem unaware, or uninterested in the bizarre things happening under their roof Psychotics hold forth before their congregation of writhing, blood consuming acolytes Death Mask roams the grounds, spreading his malevolence Here, Frank meets Boaz who has his own story in Thompson s AS I EMBRACE MY JAGGED EDGES a teenager who says he murdered his mother, and Jassen, a large man with his own secrets, hidden behind a child like fa ade Together, they must find their way through this newest trial.Thompson strips Frank of his past, but his personality remains Frank is the same protective, damaged man in IRON BUTTERFLIES RUST The reader has no choice but to empathize with Frank as he stumbles through his new surroundings, numb and hurting and trying to regain his equilibrium.The themes common to the Division mythos of guilt, regret, loneliness, redemption, love and grief are once again showcased The prose seduces, and Thompson s skill shows in full force Frank s experience, his revelations and choices, his basic compassion, are poignant Thompson manages to spotlight the humanity in monsters I defy you not to be moved by The Girl with the Fistful of Razors, even as she cuts to the bone.DOWN HERE IN THE DARK is about the search for hope and continuing on when its glimmer is faint It is about making choices, even when you don t like the offerings, and finding peace in the decision Full of raw emotion, the novella sets the stage for the next chapter of the Division Mythos in Thompson s next novel, THE DAMPNESS OF MOURNING I cannot wait.4 stars

  4. says:

    Down Here In The Dark is the follow on novella to the excellent Iron Butterflies Rust and I have to say this is dark fiction at its finest, while this is an obvious sequel, these books are actually five eight in the Division series timeline I ve enjoyed them that much that I m starting the first of the series Before Leonora Wakes today and with all intentions of reading the complete series What you get from Lee Thompson is an emotional roller coaster of so many feelings that it s impossible Down Here In The Dark is the follow on novella to the excellent Iron Butterflies Rust and I have to say this is dark fiction at its finest, while this is an obvious sequel, these books are actually five eight in the Division series timeline I ve enjoyed them that much that I m starting the first of the series Before Leonora Wakes today and with all intentions of reading the complete series What you get from Lee Thompson is an emotional roller coaster of so many feelings that it s impossible to do it justice on paper, you just have to read it, there s terror and expectation, despair and hope, loss with a belief that somewhere there has to be restitution and not forgetting a chilling feeling of dread that overshadows all.The story carries on straight after Iron Butterflies Rust, Frank Gunn the ex cop has seen some extremely disturbing things and is now residing in New Wave hospital His sanity scorched and on the brink of cracking, with demons looking over his shoulder, new friends and death never far away.Around 20% in, there is also a reference to a proposed janitor, sporting a Fu Man Chu beard and bearing an uncanny resemblance to the little badass in the laundry room from Rapid Fire I ve had this dvd for years and the scene referred to is one of the best fights ever between badass and Brandon Lee, great example for such an insignificant thing.I do feel like I ve missed out, only discovering Lee s work over the last two months when I joined the Darkfuse kindle book club, which I do recommend but this novella is one that s over way to soon and you straight away feel the need to read it again As New Wave hospital is about to see blood that runs in rivers

  5. says:

    Loved it Dark, unique, excellent addition to Lee Thompson s Division mythos.

  6. says:

    Lee Thompson continues to add layers to his Division mythos, this time with the second tale of Frank Gunn, Down Here in the Dark, which picks up right after the tragic events of Iron Butterflies Rust This time around Frank finds himself in New Wave Hospital, desperately trying to remember his son, his ex wife, and the life he led before being committed During his short time there, he meets Boaz, the young protagonist from As I Embrace My Jagged Edges and Jassen, a big man with a secret pa Lee Thompson continues to add layers to his Division mythos, this time with the second tale of Frank Gunn, Down Here in the Dark, which picks up right after the tragic events of Iron Butterflies Rust This time around Frank finds himself in New Wave Hospital, desperately trying to remember his son, his ex wife, and the life he led before being committed During his short time there, he meets Boaz, the young protagonist from As I Embrace My Jagged Edges and Jassen, a big man with a secret past who may or may not be trying to help Frank confront a plethora of new evil entities.Frank is plagued with self doubt, self loathing, and an ever shifting reality He continuously questions life, its meaning, and its ultimate worth It is this constant inner struggle, the struggle that we as human beings have every day, in every situation, that lends such weight to this novella, along with Thompson s larger than life characters and hypnotic prose.You ll enjoy every word of this one, and fans of Division will be pleased and poised forat its conclusion

  7. says:

    Fantastic Fantastic Fantastic That is all.

  8. says:

    I m not entirely sure what installment we are now on from the dark and wild imagination of Lee Thompson, but Down Here in the Dark is his newest novella that brings together characters that were introduced in his other mythos stories The story of Frank, which last left off in a fiery wreckage from Iron Butterflies Rust , is continued on in DHitD with Frank being abandoned to his own devices in an asylum Thompson does a great job of not only further developing this highly complex character, I m not entirely sure what installment we are now on from the dark and wild imagination of Lee Thompson, but Down Here in the Dark is his newest novella that brings together characters that were introduced in his other mythos stories The story of Frank, which last left off in a fiery wreckage from Iron Butterflies Rust , is continued on in DHitD with Frank being abandoned to his own devices in an asylum Thompson does a great job of not only further developing this highly complex character, but further developing the trajectory of his larger mythos We learn a littleabout Thompson s wild and bizarre world of angel s and demons, and we also learn a bitof the roles that Frank and Boaz a new character from his very hard to come by novelette As I Embrace my Jagged Edges are expected to play on this dark and fantastical stage.Thompson highly fluid prose style is well suited to describing for the reader, extremely surreal and dream like landscapes and character interactions For example, the scene in which the the three protagonists are trying to get to the roof was an extremely harrowing read but beautifully handled.I m beginning to get a better sense as to the rules of Thompson s supernatural world, but there is so much going on behind the scenes that each new novella, short story, or novelette, really seems like a must read in order to fully appreciate the overall story arc.Highly recommended

  9. says:

    I feel very fortunate to have stumbled upon Lee Thompson He is a real talent, and his ability to craft creepy, bizarre, and terrifying scenes is on par with any writer I ve experienced I give this piece four stars only because I haven t read the story to which it is a sequel might up my rating after doing so and because one of Thompson s other pieces, When We Join Jesus In Hell, was so compelling that I wanted to differentiate between the two Read the guys work It s fantastic.

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