Those of you who are regular readers of this blog will be well aware of my undying love for John's writing. Those of you who aren't regular readers, have a scroll through the archives, and witness for yourself the brilliance of that is JLP. So when Gray Friar Press announced the release of this book, I was right there at the front of the queue for this book.
A man sits in a hospital side room awaiting the cancer surgery that may or may not save his life. As the minutes tick by, time slows and gradually becomes meaningless as he finds himself drawn into memories of his past. But something is wrong. Rather than real memories, what he finds himself remembering are events subtly altered and influenced by his lifelong love of fantasy, horror and science fiction. And through these memories, something is pursuing him.
John Llewellyn Probert’s novella is a tale of magic realism that provides a fascinating and moving insight into the mind of a fantasy fan whose lifelong love of the genre turns out to be more important than he had ever realised.
GRAY FRIAR PRESS is based in Dracula's Whitby, literally around the corner from where Bram Stoker was staying when he was thinking about that character's dramatic arrival on the town's coastline. There must be something in the water...
GFP is one of the UK's few horror specialist publishing companies and is dedicated to presenting the best writing in the field of dark literature. It will continue to publish a combination of established writers and promising newcomers. If any of this sounds appealing, keep an eye on this website where upcoming projects will be announced.
GFP has already published award-winning fiction as well as stories that have been selected for inclusion in the annual Best-Of anthologies. We hope to achieve far more in the near and distant future.