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PDF Ì BOOK The Suicide Motor Club ð CHRISTOPHER BUEHLMAN ð ❮Reading❯ ➵ The Suicide Motor Club ➭ Author Christopher Buehlman – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk “Rising horror star” Christopher Buehlman author of The Lesser Dead returns with a chilling and thrilling tale of dark evil lurkinUgh to meet them in the lonely hours of the night they’re just a blurry memory   That is to all but one   Two years ago they left a witness in the mangled wreck of her family car her husband dead her son taken She remembers their awful faces despite their tricks and glamours And she’s coming for them her thirst for vengeance even powerful than their hunger for blood   On the deserted highways of America the hunters are about to become the hunte The nitty gritty Mix the dark absurdity of Pulp Fiction with fast cars set the story in the late 60s add in a handful of bloodthirsty vampires and a young woman who is set on vengeance and you have a stellar novel that is a MUST READ for horror fans “I don’t believe in vampires” Sam said “But I do believe in assholes” That's my favorite uote from the book by the waySometimes a book comes along that reminds me why I love reading and The Suicide Motor Club is one of these rare books I have to admit I’ve been feeling a little blah about reading and blogging lately mostly due to an extremely busy schedule in other areas of my life Writing reviews especially has felt like a chore and even though I realize that reviews are the reason I started this blog in the first place sometimes I just don’t feel like writing them But then I read Buehlman’s latest and I couldn’t wait to sit down and tell you all about it First of all you should know this is a vampire story but these are unlike any vampires I’ve ever come across before They are familiar in some ways—they drink blood from humans they can’t go outside during the day and they have miraculous healing powers But I found them to be horrifically terrifying and honestly like serial killers than supernatural creatures Buehlman’s vampires are undead nasties who hole up during the day in abandoned mines and dilapidated shelters of one sort or another but by night they cruise the dark streets of America in their hot rods causing horrific car accidents and feasting on the crash victims There’s a car on the book cover for a good reason cars play a central role in the story both in the machinations of the killings and the characters' love of big engines and shiny paint jobsJudith Lamb and her family are driving one night when a car with its head lights off pulls up beside them Judith is horrified when a deathly pale man in the backseat reaches through the window and grabs her son Glendon yanking him into the car The ’67 Camaro peels off into the night before Judith or her husband Robert can react but the worst is yet to come Following close behind a red GTO rams into their car and causes a grisly accident killing Robert and gravely injuring JudithWhen Judith wakes up in the hospital her husband is dead and her son has been kidnapped and is likely dead as well Survivor’s guilt and lots of soul searching lead Judith to joining a convent in the hopes of becoming a nun someday But now two years later a stranger comes to visit her claiming that he is a member of a group of vampire hunters called the Bereaved men who have been watching and studying groups of vampires for years in the hopes of destroying them some day Their leader Phillip Wicklow asks Judith to leave the convent and join them in their fight explaining that her connection to the convent gives her a holy status that could be a powerful force against the creaturesJudith’s desire for revenge leads her to accept Wicklow’s offer but killing vampires is a nearly impossible—not to mention deadly—task As Judith prepares for the battle ahead she’s going to need all her faith to survive as well as the physical skills she’s learned from her father Because these vampires are mean And tricky And worst of all they’re hell on wheelsWow where to start? First of all this book is a flawless example of how to write a horror story and it’s one of the best of that genre that I’ve ever read and that’s saying something—I’ve read a lot of horror fiction Buehlman’s writing is part poetry and part nasty Southern Gothic drawl Each sentence is perfectly timed and perfectly placed Buehlman just understands the rhythms in writing and it’s a rare thing I also have to mention that the way he writes a character’s inner dialogue reminded me so much of Stephen King except that Buelhman’s prose is so much betterWord of warning if you don’t like reading about car crashes then this might not be the book for you There are some pretty hairy scenes that involve fatal crashes and what’s even terrifying is the fact that Luther and his vamp friends deliberately cause these accidents As I mentioned before the horror in The Suicide Motor Club is of the human variety which makes these characters even scarier Yes the vampires have sharp teeth and they drink blood but they also shoot guns and wield knives and they do it with shit eating grins on their faces These aren’t the sort of folks you want to encounter at night on a lonely stretch of roadAnother of Buehlman’s strengths is his ability to write deep and sympathetic characters and even the meanest of the vampires a piece of work named Luther has a past life as a race car driver who even now as a vampire loves cars I loved these little details the character traits that make even the worst and nastiest characters come across as human Although there is a vampire named Calcutta who didn’t have any redeeming ualities from what I could tell She was one of the scariest characters I’ve ever encounteredAnd then there is Judith who has lost everything and doesn’t know where to turn The fact that she takes steps to become a nun of all things gives her the strength she needs to fight the vampires Judith seems meek and helpless in the beginning scenes especially after her son is taken so brutally But she rallies back with a dark purpose when she’s given the chance to exact vengeance and this side of Judith really surprised me Buehlman gives us wonderful back story details about growing up with a father who not only taught her how to shoot and fight but imparted important life lessons to her at the same time Judith isn’t a flashy character but she’s one I’ll remember for a very long timeBuehlman frames his story by dividing it into five main sections each one becoming increasingly tense as the story goes along By the time we’re introduced to a new vampire character named Clayton I had the dreaded feeling of just where things were headed and I was right I suddenly felt like I was in the speeding car unable to prevent what was coming And these are the magical moments in storytelling that are so elusive The last page of the story gave me chills the good kind that you get when everything comes together just right in the end Every aspiring writer should read this book and take notes—this is how it’s done Big thanks to the publisher for supplying a review copy This review originally appeared on Books Bones Buffy

DOC ï The Suicide Motor Club ↠ Christopher Buehlman

Ng the driver glancing out the window as he blew by   Did his greedy eyes shine silver like a coyote’s? Did he make you feel like prey?   You can’t remember now   You just saw the founder of the Suicide Motor Club Be grateful his brake lights never flashed Be grateful his car was already full   They roam America littering the highways with smashed cars and bled out bodies a gruesome reflection of the unsettled sixties But to anyone unlucky eno Vampires Horror Muscle Cars Dark Gritty Blood Gore aaaand Revenge Confession I am frivolous enough to be lustingafter an attractive book cover And when there's an intriguing title attached to such a cover I stand no chance to not indulge in a harmless little tryst with a book Just making a few things clear there as to why I hooked up with this oneRevelation VampiresYup it was much later that I realized that this one has vampires because ahem you as I already mentioned in lust and allWhat did i know? I was deliberately ensared There was no way now that I would not carry on with this little distraction amidst my other reads As for the plot characters story arc writing style bla bla bla I am not even going to talk about all that For me this book checked all the criterions that I want in a book It was absolutely perfectOh and extra stars for Buehlman's freaking ly awesome narrationPS This one gave me all the feels of something that Tarantino would make Why hasn't this been picked by some film maker already?PPS this book has a lot elements of death violence with uite many descriptive gruesome and gory moments All my friends who do no prefer such triggers I'd suggest them to stay away from this one

Christopher Buehlman ↠ The Suicide Motor Club BOOK

The Suicide Motor Club“Rising horror star” Christopher Buehlman author of The Lesser Dead returns with a chilling and thrilling tale of dark evil lurking on the lonely open road  Bram Stoker uoting the ballad “Lenore” said “The dead travel fast”   Those words have never rung true   Remember that car that passed you near midnight on Route 66 doing 105 with its lights off? You wondered where it was going so uickly on that dark dusty stretch of road motor roari I am going with 35 stars for the The Suicide Motor ClubThe Suicide Motor Club starts off with an attack on Judith Lamb her husband and child one dark night on a lonely road in the middle of the Southwest Something grabs her child from the moving vehicle and she never sees her little boy againBut she remembers teeth glowing eyes and predators that night and will never be the sameThe Suicide Motor Club was a new telling of vampires and evil that's hunts in the middle of the night The vampires in this book hunt their prey by cars and the faster the car the betterDon't plan on reading this book for some romantic vampires Christopher Buehlman wrote them gritty evil and mean as hellThe only issue that I had with this wasn't the characters or plot It was the writingIt was a bit disconnected and confusing at times I had a hard time trying to figure out which vampire was speaking in the chapter along with what was going on I had to go back multiple times to read a previous paragraph or sentence to understand what was going on in the plotI think if the writing had a better flow that I would have rated this higherDefinitely recommend this to horror and vampire fans It had a fantastic and epic ending