Greg Cohoon (drmellow) wrote,
Greg Cohoon

Book Review: "The Gods of Moab" by Stephen Mark Rainey

The Gods of MoabThe Gods of Moab by Stephen Mark Rainey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a fun read, the 2nd Stephen Mark Rainey book I've read. (The first being The Nightmare Frontier, which I also enjoyed.) This story focuses on a pair of couples out for an enjoyable New Year's Eve dinner and celebration. While at dinner, they meet an interesting stranger who sets events in motion for a horror-filled evening. Who will survive the night? What is this stuff about the Gods of Moab? Well, that's spoiler territory, so I'll steer clear.

One of the details I particularly enjoyed about the story was the use of hijacked smart phone technology to move the plot along a bit. It made it especially fun as a bridge between ancient culture and modern technology.

It's a quick read. Less than a dozen easily digestible chapters. I especially appreciated that, as I currently find myself with only tiny blocks of time to read. This fit the bill perfectly, letting me set it down and pick it up as my schedule demanded. But, after about 1/3 of the way through, I found it increasingly hard to set down. Fortunately, that worked well with my schedule.

I don't know much about Lovecraftian horror, but this is apparently a good example of it. After having read this, I will be exploring the genre further.

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