Fume

Fume As the self appointed sentinel of the sleepy hamlet of Beech Point Clark is willing to go to any length to preserve a way of life he deems ordinary decent But something lies in wait at the edge of h

  • Title: Fume
  • Author: Richard Gavin
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Paperback
  • As the self appointed sentinel of the sleepy hamlet of Beech Point, Clark is willing to go to any length to preserve a way of life he deems ordinary, decent But something lies in wait at the edge of his cherished home, something seething and primordial.Clark shall soon awaken it.It shall soon awake Clark.FUME is the latest tale of pretanatural dread from acclaimed authorAs the self appointed sentinel of the sleepy hamlet of Beech Point, Clark is willing to go to any length to preserve a way of life he deems ordinary, decent But something lies in wait at the edge of his cherished home, something seething and primordial.Clark shall soon awaken it.It shall soon awake Clark.FUME is the latest tale of pretanatural dread from acclaimed author Richard Gavin.Cover by Michael Bukowski

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    1. "Fume", a definition is - gas, smoke, or vapor that smells strongly or is dangerous to inhale.Clark, a fastidious and orderly man, who lives in a summer resort town is a happy man when the summer tourists leave. After their departure he tours his small village to recon-order what damage the summer tourists have left behind.What he discovers as he explores a campsite near the beach will change his life quickly and radically forever. Richard Gavin has used the sense of smell to instill dread and r [...]

    2. What Clark discovers near his home will change his role in Beech Point forever. A mystical and enticing tale full of creepy and beautiful imagery.

    3. A discomforting little horror story with a lovely mythical element in its heart. Very Algernon Blackwood, darkness and beauty handled with deftly eloquent prose. A Dunhams Manor chapbook.

    4. An interesting little story that captures a whole lot in just 20 pages and explores the sublime in a really exhilarating, creepy way. It juxtaposes the confidence of the protagonist, Clark, who thinks he's removed from the tourists that come to pollute his sleepy home, with humanity's obliviousness to the reality of the natural world. Richard Gavin's crisp, almost economic narration conveys this story of transformation - physical and psychological - in a way that's both unnerving and exciting an [...]

    5. Bates Motel meets The Fog. Gavin brings the fumes out with fruits so sour it makes one heave. A quick story that brings "Fumes" dangerous to inhale and the main character gets the symptoms that us readers get to witness. A proud owner of a copy of Fumes by Richard Gavin.

    6. (Originally appeared on my website, the Conqueror Weird.)I detest the terms “genre fiction” and “literary fiction”. To me – and perhaps I am not comprehending them correctly – they seem to set unnecessary boundaries between different flavors of what I simply refer to as “fiction”. Though I do frequently use genres and categorize stories within them, I try to make it clear that a genre is very loosely defined. They overlap, they mean different things to different people, and every [...]

    7. Compact, interesting read, though maybe a bit slight on its own. Weird fiction in a distinctly, I'd say classically, preternatural vein. I felt the ending could've delved a little further into the repercussions of the ordeal.

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