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Brian Lumley

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Grafton

Published : 1986

Copyright : Brian Lumley 1986

ISBN-10 : PB 0-586-06665-9
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-586-06665-2

Publisher's Write-Up

The outer limits of Horror...

...from the undead vampire in the Romanian mausoleum, Borris Dragosani tries to draw an evil force so powerful he will gain supremacy in the ultra-secret paranormal agency he works for in Russia. His official job is as a Necroscope - his speciality is tearing secrets from the souls of newly-dead traitors.

And England too has her Necroscope - her communicator with the dead. When Harry Keogh is recruited by the British Secret Service to take on the paranormal menace from behind the Iron Curtain, the stage is set for the most horrifying, violent supernatural confrontation ever....

Necroscope is a brilliantly inventive horror novel from the author of the Psychomech trilogy: topical, unpredictable, shocking and completely impossible to put down.

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Review by Victim (270300) Rating (8/10)

Review by Victim
Rating 8/10
If you're expecting a review, don't worry - I may learn to read one day! Oh what a choice - erm... Okay, as a short offering suggested by Phaid Necroscope by Brian Lumley.

The Book starts a short distance into the future, in an ESPionage centre. Using psychics and suchlike for spying (very cold war!) It introduces the main character Harry Keogh, who unfortunately has no Body. No he is not single, he is disembodied! Harry explains this to his associate (who he has never met) and the story unfolds. Harry is the Necroscope - he can speak with the dead. In death you do what you did in life, writers write, (Ghost writers?) Architects build, I don't know what Gigolos get up to but... With his 'friends' help Harry is a Very talented person, jammy bastard really, which is a good job because a Necromancer is on the loose! He communicates with the dead but he is Not a nice bloke (Russian too.) Oh and there is also a Vampire who was killed (unkilled?) but wishes to rise up and take over the world. Evil bugger overall. This is a fabulous book, well worth a read, I have re-read it many times, and it is still brilliant in its execution. Excellent stuff from Brian Lumley. It is quite old but if you haven't read any this is a damn fine place to start. See Ya!!! Victim.
Victim (27th March 2000)

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