- ASIN: B01IMIJHA0
- Publisher: Pharaoh LCC (16 July 2016)
- Language: English
- Print length: 528 pages
GENRE: Supernatural Horror Novels
SUMMARY: The abandoned desert cemetery was easy to overlook. Countless motorists drove right past it every day without realizing it was even there, utterly unaware of its existence. But Cameron had long known of the isolated graveyard and was puzzled to see a peculiar figure standing in it one night as he drove past.
The BookViral Review:
A spine-tingling supernatural release filled with suspense and tension throughout, The Float is a read you are sure to remember! A dark and powerful novel that radiates malevolence, Waldrip takes his readers on a harrowing journey, underpinned by an intriguing plot. Crafting his haunting fictional town of Esperanza and characters with a meticulous eye for the nuances of camaraderie to give us much more than a trite horror fest.
Horror writers take our safe spaces and make them frightening and Waldrip is a master when it comes to creating the macabre and unravelling sanity to tap into our fears of the unknown. And with The Float he’s at his very best.
With brusque prose and a notable sense of timing, he blunts the edge of predictability by delivering a host of inspired cliff-hanger scenes and pulse-pounding surprises that make for a highly imaginative and well-executed narrative.
Certainly original, he never the less maintains an overriding feeling of familiarity as he draws the customary tropes and symbols of horror writing together with an artfully constructed sense of atmosphere that permeates throughout. Propagating darkness and gaunt silences that come wrapped in superb writing. With thrills, spills and plenty of punchy pay-offs that span multiple historical timelines and Cameron, Nancy and Moe drawn ever closer to the terrifying Moloch.
With a deluge of new titles flooding the genre it’s getting increasingly harder to differentiate the wheat from the chaff, but Waldrip has certainly set out to distinguish himself whilst nipping at the heels of genre luminaries like Stephen King, Clive Barker and Dean Koontz. An absolute must-read The Float is unreservedly recommended but don’t forget to keep the lights on!