They speak German They carry whips And they are connected in some mysterious way with Nazi experiments carried out in the charming old Irish castle during World War II.When members of the vacation party are found missing from their beds, and when pleading cries ring through the halls of great house, terror grips hearts and minds, and the vacationers are brought face to fThey speak German They carry whips And they are connected in some mysterious way with Nazi experiments carried out in the charming old Irish castle during World War II.When members of the vacation party are found missing from their beds, and when pleading cries ring through the halls of great house, terror grips hearts and minds, and the vacationers are brought face to face with the unknownCover illustration by Hector Garrido
The Little People They speak German They carry whips And they are connected in some mysterious way with Nazi experiments carried out in the charming old Irish castle during World War II When members of the vacation par
The Hector Garrido cover is, unfortunately, the best thing in this book Despite the Nazi Leprechauns on the cover Gestapochauns LepreNazis this is a book of quiet horror in which author John Christopher slowly draws his tapestry of flawed characters into a situation that starts out uncanny and then gradually darkens into pure terror With Leprechauns.Considering that the main characters in this book are a gorgeous secretary who inherits an Irish castle from a distant relative, her patronizing law [...]
Not bad, for an Irish nazi dwarf story.
The idea here is fascinatingunfortunately the execution of the idea falls flat Most of the book consists of half a dozen different internal monologueslong, long monologues About things that COULD be tied together, but ultimately never really are I went into this with very low expectations, so I stuck through until the end and it wasn t TERRIBLE, but it s just so anticlimactic There are so many directions this book could have gone and it didn t really go anywhere There s not much terror or horror [...]
Sometimes you judge the book by its cover but sometimes the books cover judges you No, that s not quite it I stumbled across this odd little volume in a used bookstore and grabbed it up because it had one of the most over the top gonzo covers I d ever seen Even the guy at the cash register commented that it was of the most striking he d ever noticed The crazy whip wielding Nazi leprechauns aren t precisely as they are described in the text, but they re close enough It s the story of a young lady [...]
This novel came into my awareness because of the Hector Garrido cover art and description provided in PAPERBACKS FROM HELL A friend was enticed to pick it up and read it Upon completion, they pressed it into my hands because I deserved it although that sounded vaguely like a threat.Unfortunately, that cover art sets a very difficult bar for fiction to rise to Particularly when the book wants to be quiet horror instead of gonzo exploitation The pacing is a bit off, but it s an easy read We re pre [...]
A well written book with a plot you would not think would make for a good story I liked the diversity of the characters as well as their depth It was hard sometimes to know whether to laugh or cringe, but I think it is well worth the read for 60 s 80 s horror novel enthusiasts.
Not as good as many of his other books, but still an entertaining read.
Not saying it s bad at all, it s just not my cup of tea Premise is interesting bunch of people find these pathetic little creatures and pretty sad nazi experiments with some interesting ideas thrown in like how to preserve their human rights but everything takes ages to start and complete There are pages and pages of semi philosophical crap intertwined with way too much personal family shit to keep the reader focused At least this reader.More here review includes spoilers a60books 2016 06 t
Christopher has such a natural voice, even a ponderous bore of a book like this is still an ok read It was just ok though He may have been able to pull something off in a story a quarter the size, but instead he decided to antagonize us in long form with abrupt mood switches and an under baked mystery.
Saw this in Paperbacks From Hell and look at the description and thought, I need to see this Did, and well for Nazi sadomasochistic mutant midgets who are born from Jewish women from a concentration camp that terrorize English people living in a old Scottish castles, I thought it was not as boring or not worth to read as this book Not recommended in my opinion.
An odd little story a castle in Ireland haunted by little people, who seem to be leprechauns but are in fact something quite other, and nothing you could probably imagine Sinister tale.
Creepy but a little rough around the edges Could use a little less of the Drama.d a lOt of the creepy But otherwise an amusing little read.
Gave up on this odd book, but the cover art by Hector Garrido is sensational.
really freaky but short and a bit of an unsatisfying ending