Six months ago, the world watched in horror as we lost an American city.
The Grinder. That's what the survivors of Tucson called the monster. Just one touch, and they became a part of it. It used their bodies as limbs and as weapons. In just a matter of hours, it became huge, a towering monstrosity made entirely out of tens of thousands of people and animals.
This isn't behind-the-scenes bullshit from the point of view of the military. This isn't yet another conspiracy theory about what really happened to Air Force One that night, or about the decision to nuke Tucson.
This is a rare, eyewitness account from someone who was there, in the midst of the destruction. But most importantly, this is the terrifying truth.
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A fully-rounded, full-blooded horror fable
Highly original, built around a terrific central concept and builds to a startling climax. More significantly, the characters are drawn with depth, intelligence and compassion, giving the reader genuine engagement.
Hard to narrow it down - there's a number of great set-pieces to enjoy. The sequence where the hero actually enters The Grinder is a standout.
Nope but he does a great job here.
"Based on the stunning novel by Matt Dinniman"
A physical and fleshy horror in the tradition of early Clive Barker and with the subversive wit of Chuck Palahniuk. It also moves into the metaphysical, as much an existential horror story as one of extraordinary monsters. Despite the name of the creature, it is highly significant that this novel is called 'The Grinding' and not 'The Grinder'.