Title: The Dark

Author: James Herbert

Read: 10th – 15th June, 2020

Published: 1980

Setting: London, England / the near future

Key Words:

  • good vs evil
  • science vs paranormal
  • philosophical
  • extreme violence
  • human nature
  • life after death

Thoughts:

  • strong building tension
  • genuine high stakes
  • interesting concept
  • forgettable characters
  • abrupt ending

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Content Warnings:

  • detailed violence to an animal / animal death
  • non-detailed rape / attempted rape
  • detailed homophobic violence / murder
  • detailed domestic abuse / murder
  • main character death
  • parental death
  • partner death
  • racist language
  • homophobic language
  • extreme, detailed violence
  • dismemberment
  • suicide