The Thing meets One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest in Matt Hayward's thrilling debut novel... After waking up one too many times in puddle of his own mess, Peter Laughlin, a thirty-five year old rock musician, has decided to kill himself. However, after catching an advertisement for rehabilitation in the back of a local newspaper, coupled with the fact that his one night stand with old friend Bethany resulted in pregnancy, Peter decides to try and clean up his act. Again. Only this time, things will be different.At Dawson Rehabilitation, things seem idealistic. Peter quickly befriends Henry Randolph, an alcoholic in his sixties, who, along with Donald Bove, Shelley Matthews, Jamie Peters and a mentally-defunct man named Walter Cartwright, make up the rest of the guests. Something is wrong at Dawson Rehabilitation. Peter and Henry dont trust the centers councilor, a man named Jerry Fisher. Jerrys hiding a secret. One ancient and terrible. Tucked away in the Pennsylvania backwoods, in a remodeled farmhouse once owned by Dr. Harris Dawson himself, Peter finds himself in a fight for his life against Phobos, the great God of fear. To defeat him, Peter will have to set aside his doubts and answer the all important question: What do monsters fear?...
|Title||:||What Do Monsters Fear: A Novel of Psychological Horror|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||212 pages|
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What Do Monsters Fear: A Novel of Psychological Horror Reviews
THIS is what I am talking about.
What Do Monsters Fear is Matt Hayward's first novel and I am beyond impressed. I'm going to go ahead and say this is a must read, with strong potential for it to be on my favorite books to come out this year list.
It tells the story of Peter, a former rock star with a crumbling life and baby on the way. Beyond that, he's got a drinking problem that is on its last legs of sustainability.
Hitting rock bottom, he checks into a rehabilitation facility. Rock bottom doesn ...more
What do monsters fear?
Responsibility. Withdrawal symptoms. Owning up to their past mistakes.
One of the recovering addicts in Matt Hayward’s creep-fest What Do Monsters Fear? sums up the plot in a few well-chosen words:
“Three strung-out fucks are gonna stop an ancient evil god?”
Hell, yeah, they are! Because the ancient evil god—a body-snatching baddie called Phobos—has underestimated the drive and determination of men with nothing left to lose.
There’s a claustrophobic quality to this novel compar ...more
What Do Monsters Fear? is Matt Hayward's first book. I read his short story collection, Brain Dead Blues, earlier this year, which I really enjoyed. What Do Monsters Fear? is on point! I was hooked from the first scene!
Peter Laughlin starts contemplating suicide after he wakes up from a binger in his own mess one too many times. He is about to go through with it, but he finds an advertisement for rehabilitation in the back of a paper. He decides to go to rehab to straighten out his life because ...more
A well-told character study that just happens to include demons and some decidedly brutal deaths. Can't wait to see what's next from Matt Hayward!