The Reddening by Adam Nevill
Updated: Nov 15, 2020
Hello and welcome to another blog post featuring one of my favourite subjects: a disturbing, well written horror novel!
Today’s book is The Reddening, the ninth novel from award winning horror author Adam L.G Nevill. An author who has said to be Britain’s answer to Stephen King, that is a statement I kind of find antiquated, simply because by now Nevill’s catalogue alone should recognize him incomparable to any other living writer, nobody does folk horror better than him.
That is something he proves with his ninth book, a book I will claim is his best novel yet!
So, what is so great about this novel? well, let’s start with the haunting cover, its reminiscent of something you would find on a Palaeolithic cave wall right before being slaughtered by some eldritch horror. Truth be told, I have a degree in archaeology with 10 years’ experience in the field, and if I came across something like that on a cave wall (that have not been seen for tens of thousands years), I would seal up the cave and go “nope, nothing to see here!” and never utter a word again of what I saw.
As for the story itself, here is the blurb:
Look at this beautiful, haunting cover