- Title: High Moor
- Author: Graeme Reynolds
- ISBN: null
- Page: 439
- Format: Kindle Edition
When John Simpson hears of a bizarre animal attack in his old home town of High Moor, it stirs memories of a long forgotten horror John knows the truth A werewolf stalks the town once , and on the night of the next full moon, the killing will begin again He should know He survived a werewolf attack in 1986, during the worst year of his life It s 1986 and the townWhen John Simpson hears of a bizarre animal attack in his old home town of High Moor, it stirs memories of a long forgotten horror John knows the truth A werewolf stalks the town once , and on the night of the next full moon, the killing will begin again He should know He survived a werewolf attack in 1986, during the worst year of his life It s 1986 and the town is gripped in terror after the mutilated corpse of a young boy is found in the woods When Sergeant Steven Wilkinson begins an investigation, with the help of a specialist hunter, he soon realises that this is no ordinary animal attack Werewolves are real, and the trail of bodies is just beginning, with young John and his friends smack in the middle of it Twenty years later, John returns to High Moor The latest attack involved one of his childhood enemies, but there s going on than meets the eye The consequences of his past actions, the reappearance of an old flame and a dying man who will either save or damn him are the least of his problems The night of the full moon is approaching and time is running out But how can he hope to stop a werewolf, when every full moon he transforms into a bloodthirsty monster himself
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High Moor is traditional werewolf fare, but well told and fast paced, never boring. I can't really point to a scene or moment where I was utterly surprised or awed, but the story was consistently strong the whole way through. A few minor details that made me shake my head (e.g a character in disguise at a hospital to potentially kill someone gives to another character his real name; the final scene in the epilogue, due to the extreme obliviousness of a professional). Again, these were minor crit [...]
It wasn't long after I finally watched Dog Soldiers that I listened to the audiobook version of Graeme Reynolds' High Moor, so I had quite the experience with British werewolf stories. And I gotta say, I had a heckuva time with each.Werewolves, like vamps and zombies, are an oft-used monster in horror and fantasy, and as well they should be because they are just so tragic and fierce and emotive--maybe Beyonce is a werewolf, come to think of it. Anyway, Graeme's approach is less about the werewol [...]
Werewolves and vampires have, for want of a better phrase, 'fallen in stock' over the past decade. There's a variety of reasons for this - I won't go into them here - but needless to say, it's always fresh and exciting when someone pumps new blood, no pun intended, into either genre. Vampires - step aside, we're talking about werewolves for this review. For me, Lycanthropes take me back to my childhood. Movies such as The Howling and An American Werewolf in London - references are forthcoming - [...]
In the interest of full-disclosure, High Moor made this year's preliminary ballot for the Horror Writers Association's Bram Stoker Award in the First Novel Category. My book, That Which Should Not Be, also made the ballot. That we are competitors of sorts should prove that my esteem for High Moor is in no way exaggerated.I've never been a fan of werewolves. Not really sure why, but I've always been a vampire guy (Twilight notwithstanding). When werewolves and vampires became inextricably linked [...]
It has been a while since I've 'read' (or in this case 'listened to', because I got the audiobook) something I couldn't put down. I'm one of those horrible readers that isn't easily impressed, and I was really hoping I would find something that would 'drag me by the hair' again. High Moor did that for me. It made me laugh, made me cry but most of all, it made me want to gag a few times.If you are not a fan of gore don't read this book. You'll hate it, because the gore is not only a big part of t [...]
Werewolf lovers need to sink their fangs into HIGH MOOR. Graeme Reynolds has crafted an action-driven horror novel that can only be described as silver-bullet paced, economically worded, yet simultanteous elegant when it chooses to be. Sometimes humorous, sometimes mysterious, and sometimes menacing and violent (love-love-loved the gory imagery in this, especially a scene involving a tree I'll say no more). I especially enjoyed the children in the beginning half of the book. They were all very r [...]
I was unsure when I started this book if I was going to like it or not. I've never been the biggest werewolf fan. There are very few really good werewolf books and movies. Lots of others have tried and failed.This book, however, really won me over. It starts with what can only be described as a coming of age tale. You get to know the characters and you really feel for them.As the story progresses so does the killings/fights etc. These are all very well written. You can picture it all as its happ [...]
When Chris Barnes told me about his new production I was a bit skeptical, werewolves are very similar to vampires to me and either the story is going to be really horrible or really fantastic. As I have said in some earlier reviews, the whole Twilight thing kind of ruined them for me. I have the expectations built up in my head of what a proper werewolf or vampire story should sound, feel and look like and it is pretty difficult for people to meet them. With werewolves I want the following; hear [...]
I have been wanting to get to this one for a while, so when I had the chance to get a hold of a review copy of the audio book from Chris at Dynamic Ram Audio Productions/Horrific Tales Publishing for an honest review, I jumped at the chance. (Incidently, Chris also did the audio work for this novel and did a fantastic job)High Moor by Graeme Reynolds is fast and furious story with a ton of action and plenty of blood. Just the way I like it! This one moves quickly and the plot flows at a good pac [...]
This isn't a shifter book, this is the down and dirty werewolf type book! It's the blood and guts type of werewolf, the ones that will eat you whole and the ones where you find yourself shuddering about. I loved it!! Right from the start this story will grab you. We learn about John Sampson and basically, how he came to be a Moonstruck werewolf. It starts in the present with Sampson just preparing to lock himself up in his cage and then we are transported back to when he was young. He is a typic [...]
Well I do enjoy a good horror book and having read very little concerning our good close doggy friends the ever pleasant werewolf I thought I would give High Moor a try especially as the price had just been reduced by the author for a limited periodd I must say I was pleasantly surprised :)) The action is fast and most of it takes place in the 1980's with the last third moving forward to the present. Anyone meeting or infected by the werewolf can expect to meet a sudden and very nasty death, we [...]
A modern take on the werewolf concept---sort of like Blade was for vampires. More action than horror but lots of fun. The story was well-paced and interesting; there was plenty of tension, suspense, and surprises; the characters were well drawn and believable; the writing style was very fluid and mature; the plot made sense and could easily sustain another installment to further develop the story(ies). And the werewolves were big, vicious and nasty as they are supposed to be. And some of the peo [...]
Pick it up. PICK IT UP. And don't you dare put it down. While not the best I've ever read in this genre, it reaches up and grabs you with a fine plot and vivid scenes. I honestly felt like I was reading early Stephen King at times, and I can't wait to pick up another book by this author.
Review to come.
4 StarsMr Reynolds, I do believe I am a fan.I haven't read too many werewolf stories, and so glad to have read this one. Good story and good creeps. Ready to start the next one.
This was great fun! Once I adjusted to the Scottish accent, I loved the narration as well - perfect fit!
High Moor is a low-budget, blood-n-guts 80's Werewolf B-movie. Personally I have no problem with that whatsoever, but the definitive work on the subject is out there, and this falls considerably short. There are some interesting ideas in there -if you're willing to suspend disbelief and not ask questions- and the plot is surprisingly engaging and well put together, but the author can't write.This was a really fascinating experience for me, if I'm honest. By any objective standard the book should [...]
NOTE : This is an updated review of the original book to take into account the audiobook version. and Audible don't distinguish between the different book formats)I'm going to get right to the point you need to go and buy this novel. Normally when I read the debut novel from an author, I lower my expectations a little. It takes time for an author to hone their craft and find ther own voice and style. This is a brilliant book, I decided to cast aside all first novel expectations after 30 minutes [...]
My review for: High Moor by Graeme ReynoldsNarrator: Chris Barnes from Dynamic Ram AudioMy rating: 5 out of 5 stars (if I could give more, I would)Shanna RobersonWhere do I begin? This is my first time reading Graeme Reynolds and I wasn’t disappointed. He has nailed the whole horror gory, fast paced thriller and nailed it well. In the 1986, a strange beast stalked High Moor and its residents. With the death of a young boy and the horrific state of his body, the law enforcement knew they were d [...]
High Moor is my first ever werewolf novel. I wasn’t sure whether to be excited or apprehensive. I’m not good outside my comfort zone (it’s called comfort for a reason!).We begin with a prologue set in England in 2008, with a man shutting himself in his basement and a Rottweiler mutilated and killed in a local park. Despite the short prologue, the scene is perfectly set for what is to come.The story really begins in High Moor, 1986. The descriptions of the down-trodden and depressed town wh [...]
When John Simpson hears of a bizarre animal attack in his old home town of High Moor, it stirs memories of a long forgotten horror. John knows the truth. A werewolf stalks the town once more, and on the night of the next full moon, the killing will begin again. He should know. He survived a werewolf attack in 1986, during the worst year of his life. It’s 1986 and the town is gripped in terror after the mutilated corpse of a young boy is found in the woods. When Sergeant Steven Wilkinson begins [...]
High Moor is a really well done Werewolf novel. Half the novel takes place in 1986 and the other half takes place 12 years later in 2008 following John and the people around him getting caught up in werewolves and death. The story was pretty good and kept me interested throughout. I enjoyed reading about John and his friends as kids and the parts of Steven and Carl hunting werewolves. The plot wasn't anything new, but it was done pretty well. The dialogue was more fit for the area it takes place [...]
I've been looking for a good creepy read for a while now and I finally found a book that met my needs.This book is so well written that it played out like a movie in my head and I often found myself so engrossed in the book that I became frustrated if I was interrupted while reading.High Moor is so full of action, suspense, and blood and gore that I had a hard time putting it down at night. It's also one of those books that will make you think twice about investigating that strange noise you hea [...]
This is a wonderful werewolf book! It reminds me of the older horror novels, it is full of gory details. Along with the gore, there was plenty of action and a great story line. It starts back in the 80's when one of the characters was originally turned into a werewolf and then jumps ahead to 2008. This is a sit on the edge of your seat, not wanting to stop kind of a book.Chris Barnes did an amazing job with the narration. He has a very strong accent, so you might want to listen to the sample fir [...]
I never read books about werewolves (more of a vampire girl, myself), but I was convinced by a friend that this one was worth a shot. I am really glad I took the time to read it. Very well done. Exciting, action packed, with a complex story and great character development, fans of this genre can't go wrong with High Moor. Even if you are like me and have never picked up a book like it before, you should give it a chance. You won't be disappointed.
riveted from the start!villains/bullies you hate, heroes you love and the odd weird American! love it!loved all the 1980s references childhood back with a bang! minus the bone crunching, heart munching werewolves of course!lots of back story and left open for more expansion of this interesting world.would recommend this book to anyone that loves horror or the werewolf genre!really looking forward to the next one!
This was the best werewolf book I've ever read, trumping The Howling and Cycle of the Werewolf.Surprises at every turn, this is not a Saturday morning cartoon wolfie story, this is guttural, grisly, and visceral all at the same time. Fangs could come out of any shadow and sink into any part of your body at any time.Top notch, excellent and worth a re-read down the road
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When John Simpson hears of a bizarre animal attack in his old home town of High Moor, it stirs memories of a long forgotten horror. John knows the truth. A werewolf stalks the town once more, and on the night of the next full moon, the killing will begin again. He should know. He survived a werewolf attack in 1986, during the worst year of his life.It’s 1986 and the town is gripped in terror after the mutilated corpse of a young boy is found in the woods. When Sergeant Steven Wilkinson begins [...]
Best Read 2014It's 1986 in the town of High Moor and the unsuspecting populace are about to get a flesh-ripping, blood-soaked surprise. Creatures of myth stalk the woods, eager for the hunt and for the kill, and the lives of four children are about to change, for the worst. John is amongst them, just a young boy wishing to have fun with his friends and stay away from the town bullies, however after surviving an encounter with a monster, the bullies may want to stay away from him.(Please be aware [...]
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