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In the tiny English village of Alder, dreams and nightmares are beginning to come true Creatures from local legend, science fiction and the dark side of the human mind prowl the town.Paul, a young academic composing a thesis about the end of the world, and his girlfriend Hazel, a potter, have come to stay in Alder for the summer Their idea of a rural retreat gradually sours as the laws of nature begin to breakdown around them Paul and Hazel are drawn into a vortex of fear as violent chaos eng In the tiny English village of Alder, dreams and nightmares are beginning to come true Creatures from local legend, science fiction and the dark side of the human mind prowl the town.Paul, a young academic composing a thesis about the end of the world, and his girlfriend Hazel, a potter, have come to stay in Alder for the summer Their idea of a rural retreat gradually sours as the laws of nature begin to breakdown around them Paul and Hazel are drawn into a vortex of fear as violent chaos engulfs the community and the village prepares to reap a harvest of horror.Alder is just like any other village, everyone knows everyone else s business and some of the families have lived there for countless generations To an outsider, life would appear wonderful in this rural idyll, but bubbling just beneath the surface lies a whole host of repressed emotions, violent tendencies and age old lusts.Right at the centre of all this pent up frustration and angst is the local manor house, Agapemone, home to Anthony William Jago and his followers Jago is, as you might expect from the leader of a religious cult, suitably enigmatic His presence is felt strongly throughout the entire novel, but he doesn t actually utter a single word until around two hundred pages in Newman really plays up the character s spiritual otherworldliness He exhibits an eerie stillness, always watching, taking everything in When he does speak his pronouncements have a hypnotic quality, his loyal flock can t fail to be drawn in by their Beloved leader There s a nicely creepy vibe that permeates his entire being You can t hope for much better than that when it comes to a villain in a horror novel.There are a host of other fantastic characters but two really stood out for me.Jeremy is a young boy whose family suffer thanks to Jago s evil influence They begin to metamorphose into the stuff of childhood nightmares I liked the way that the author uses Jeremy s narrative as an opportunity to include subtle references from classic legends and children s fairy tales Taking the stories of childhood and subverting them into something much darker.As an aside, it s noticeable that Newman really does love littering his text with as many pop culture references as he can If you re half as geeky as I am, you ll love it.The other great character is Badmouth Ben He is the living embodiment of controlled calculated rage Ben stomps through the novel dishing out his own unique blend of chaotic vengeance on anyone who gets in his way Without giving anything away, I think it s fair to say that Ben leaves his mark on everyone that crosses his path There aren t any hidden depths to Ben he s just out and out nasty.As the plot progresses things go from bad to far, far worse Jago and Agapemeone become a divining rod for all the bile, hatred and ill feeling that has built up in the area over many years Things build to an epic climax as Jago s powers reach their apex when crowds descend on the village for the local music festival.In many ways, Jago is farthan just a man, he s a metaphor for everything that is wrong with organized religion Newman s novel explores the nature of belief and how it can control and potentially corrupt.The horror that takes place in Jago covers the gamut from the psychological, to the physical right on through to the mind bendingly surreal Kim Newman certainly doesn t pull any punches with his descriptive imagery There are a plethora of nasty moments that certainly keeps a reader on their toes Put it this way, if body horror isn t your thing, there are a couple of chapters that you really will not enjoy I can t stress strongly enough those lacking a strong constitution need not apply Be warned there are a handful of moments that some may find unpleasant or even unpalatable Personally though, I like a little bit of grossness in my horror There is no denying that Newman takes things right up to the wire on multiple occasions cannibal sacrifice anyone , but he still manages to stay just the right side of vomit inducing ickyness.How best to summarise Jago then Well, Newman is pretty sneaky This is actually a thoughtful exploration of organized religion masquerading as a terribly British apocalypse The novel was originally published back in the early nineties, I read it back then and I think its aged remarkably well Though it is very much of its time, the themes that this horror explores are just as relevant today as they were twenty plus years ago As an added bonus, this new edition also includes some short stories featuring variations of the characters found in the main text These additional extras are bound to be of interest to any Kim Newman fan.Jago is published on 8th March by Titan Books If you enjoy bold, bloody and undeniably adult horror then I suggest you look no further than here Alder, Somerset, a small town in Britain has always had weird things happening From sights of the archangel Gabriel on the hill, to stray bombs falling on that same spot There are supposedly leylines supernatural veins in the earth crossing the town, so that could very well explain the supernatural phenomena, but nobody expected Hell on Earth when the annual music festival came around again Anthony William Jago is known to his followers as Beloved and they all live in the Agapemone in A Alder, Somerset, a small town in Britain has always had weird things happening From sights of the archangel Gabriel on the hill, to stray bombs falling on that same spot There are supposedly leylines supernatural veins in the earth crossing the town, so that could very well explain the supernatural phenomena, but nobody expected Hell on Earth when the annual music festival came around again Anthony William Jago is known to his followers as Beloved and they all live in the Agapemone in Alder, Somerset Not many people had beef with the seemingly harmless cult, but of course people from the government infiltrated their ranks in order to make sure it doesn t turn out to be another Jonestown episode However, as time passes and the truth reveals itself, things quickly turn out to be far worse than anything they ever expected from Jago and it s up to a small group of people who are immune to his influence to save Alder, the town and the thousands of people who had come to see the music festival.Jago by Kim Newman Anno Dracula is a book that brings together so many elements that it s sometimes hard to keep up, but it s immediately apparent that the main elements have religious annotations filled with horror and monsters, which always makes for intriguing tales That being said, it would be much better if you realise that fiction is fiction and doesn t mean anything other than that, because believe me when I say that Jago has a mind of its own and it doesn t apologise for being crude In other words, this is my type of book With characters that are easily distinguishable from one another and an antagonist that puts normal cult leaders to shame, Jago has its charms.Let s be honest, from time to time the language use in Jago can be somewhat nasty, with filthy jokes and some odd characters who needs to get their mouths washed out with soap, but as with the good vs evil theme, we also have our prim and proper characters, giving the book balance With modern vs non modern and young vs old, Jago touches many subjects whilst keeping its eye on the prize, which turns out to be none other than the bringing the Book of Revelations to life literally.Newman is a seasoned author wit quite a few titles under his belt, and yes I have reviewed Anno Dracula and Dracula Cha Cha Cha in the past on the site, which were both excellent books, but this baby boy oh boy did I enjoy it When I picked Jago up, I couldn t put it down and for two days I was reading every waking minute to get to the end The climax was awesome and as far as horror goes, it s got just the right amount of suspense and blood to keep a girl happy Frankly, I find it to be one of Newman s best works and a must read to anyone who enjoys a bit of Bible horror Also, seeing as The Following, starring Kevin Bacon has made cults a little cooler again, and seeing as some may not be getting enough of it, you might like to fill the void with Jago Review originally posted on www.killeraphrodite.com If the truth is to be known, I m not one hundred percent sure where I stand with this book At times I felt as though it was a bit of a battle to continue through and yet at other times I was really eager to find out exactly where things were heading.Focusing upon the cult like gathering that exists in the village, we re soon thrown into supernatural happenings as we follow a number of characters in their time in the town With many different things going on at once there are a few moments of co If the truth is to be known, I m not one hundred percent sure where I stand with this book At times I felt as though it was a bit of a battle to continue through and yet at other times I was really eager to find out exactly where things were heading.Focusing upon the cult like gathering that exists in the village, we re soon thrown into supernatural happenings as we follow a number of characters in their time in the town With many different things going on at once there are a few moments of confusion, yet overall they play well together and enlighten the reader as to what is going on The reason for the supernatural events was not at all what I was expecting, which was a nice twist, but at the same time I felt as though there could have been a bitsupernatural interplay In my opinion there was too much focus upon specific desires for a lack of a better way to politely put it which I think contributed to the moments in which I did not enjoy the book.However, it was certainly an interesting read and if you re a fan of Kim Newman I see no reason for you to overlook this book I commend Titan Books for this edition of Jago I did not read the novel when first published and had not been aware of the short stories included at the end.Those inclusion have really set the work on a high for me The alternate history approached in the two tstories was entertaining for me, especially as, unlike most Alternate History that I have read eg The Man in the High Castle , these slant a time period I was alive and aware of events and personalities throughout it. I don t know if its possible to like a book and not finish it Anyway, with this one, I did I do think this was a little bit too long The point of view feels very Stephen King in the way it focuses on a number of random people For this reason, I think the synopsis is rather misleading Paul is a main character, don t get me wrong but he is definitely not the focal point However, some of the popular references in the story line are spectacular and the concept is bold, brash and compelling.A I don t know if its possible to like a book and not finish it Anyway, with this one, I did I do think this was a little bit too long The point of view feels very Stephen King in the way it focuses on a number of random people For this reason, I think the synopsis is rather misleading Paul is a main character, don t get me wrong but he is definitely not the focal point However, some of the popular references in the story line are spectacular and the concept is bold, brash and compelling.All in all it is a very strange book Yeah This book ruled A lotenjoyable than I thought i would have been While it does indulge in that bone headed device of changing the tone of a third person narrative depending on the character a particular passage is focused on, overall it was a totally unpretentious, gory, creative at times psychedlic, sometimes so much so that I didn t really get what was going on , fun book This was the first book I ve read by Kim Newman, a dude I never gave a chance to before because a he has a Yeah This book ruled A lotenjoyable than I thought i would have been While it does indulge in that bone headed device of changing the tone of a third person narrative depending on the character a particular passage is focused on, overall it was a totally unpretentious, gory, creative at times psychedlic, sometimes so much so that I didn t really get what was going on , fun book This was the first book I ve read by Kim Newman, a dude I never gave a chance to before because a he has a girl s name, and b He wrote a book with a title like Dracula Cha Cha Cha or something like that, something that sounded so awful to me at the time that I thought I d never read one of his books But I m relaxing my standards in my old age I guess, and kind of lok forward to readbooks by him He s kind of like Clive Brker in his outlandish imagination, but less pretentious and less skilled as a wordsmith, it must also be said There need to bebooks like this and less like Huraki Mrakami s books Jago has the knack of turning good people very evil He will do whatever he can to turn the outside world to his thought process A very scary view of a charismatic character, evil in the world and those who fight against it. Having thoroughly enjoyed the Anno Dracula series, I was really disappointed with Jago The start was engaging, but this book should have ended at its halfway point After the first three hundred or so pages I grew bored and it was quite a struggle to reach the end When I finally did, it wasn t worth the effort It s such a shame, because I loved the concept and a few of the characters hence the two stars An extremely condensed version could have been fantastic. {EBOOK} ⛅ Jago Ì Paul, a young academic composing a thesis about the end of the world, and his girlfriend Hazel, a potter, have come to the tiny English village of Alder for the summer Their idea of a rural retreat gradually sours as the laws of nature begin to break down around them The village, swollen by an annual rock festival of cataclysmic proportions, prepares to reap a harvest of horror A brand new edition of the critically acclaimed novel Frostfire (Kyndred, a young academic composing a thesis about the end of the world Stepping Over the Line (Shamed and his girlfriend Hazel Ray & Joan a potter Ollie & Moon have come to the tiny English village of Alder for the summer Their idea of a rural retreat gradually sours as the laws of nature begin to break down around them The village Riveted (Iron Seas, swollen by an annual rock festival of cataclysmic proportions The Baby Twins prepares to reap a harvest of horror A brand new edition of the critically acclaimed novel DNF The beginning was good I liked the first chapter But then nothing happens And new characters are introduced EVERY CHAPTER It s impossibly tedious and the plot is literally going nowhere Had to give up on this one It s a nope for me.