A Place for Sinners

Sometimes, survival is a sin.Amity Collins has been deaf since she was seven That was the day the wild dogs attacked, fighting for her bones The day her father died This trip to Thailand is exactly what Amity and her brother, Caleb, need freedom.As their boat slits through saltwater, Amity, Caleb and the other passengers are having the time of their lives They watch thSometimes, survival is a sin.Amity Collins has been deaf since she was seven That was the day the wild dogs attacked, fighting for her bones The day her father died This trip to Thailand is exactly what Amity and her brother, Caleb, need freedom.As their boat slits through saltwater, Amity, Caleb and the other passengers are having the time of their lives They watch the island emerge on the horizon Its trees twitch, as though impatient or hungry Within its shadows, secrets best kept hidden will be unearthed Sacrifices will be made Terror will reach out to grasp Amity, as real and frightening as what s lurking in the dark Like the country in which it s set, A Place for Sinners is fascinating, evocative, dangerous and surprising A harrowing roller coaster ride of a novel that ll leave you dazed and shaken Brett McBean, author of The Awakening and Wolf Creek Desolation Game Aaron Dries, Australia s Edgar Allen Poe, has a talent most other authors can only dream of Iain Rob Wright, author of The Final Winter Combine the dark, poetic prose of Clive Barker with the high octane suspense of Dean Koontz and you get a hybrid of horrifying fiction by Aaron Dries Brian Moreland, author of The Devil s Woods and The Witching House
A Place for Sinners Sometimes survival is a sin Amity Collins has been deaf since she was seven That was the day the wild dogs attacked fighting for her bones The day her father died This trip to Thailand is exactly wh

  • Title: A Place for Sinners
  • Author: Aaron Dries
  • ISBN: 9781619219885
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “A Place for Sinners”

    1. Well, where do you begin after finishing a book like this one? Probably with a couple of strong drinks to be honest. But it's 7:00am in the morning so I will make do with a strong coffee. This is a book that is going to no doubt mess with my head at least for the rest of the day.There were things I really liked in this book and things I did not enjoy so much, therefore leading me to my 3 star rating. Firstly, I am no stranger to horror stories, and I am rarely disturbed by graphic gore and guts [...]

    2. A Place for Sinners is one of those novels. You know the type. When about 50% of what you read is incredible, and the other half is so disappointingly frustrating that you're left completely confused as to how to rate such a wildly variable bookStarting with an extended flashback that explains main character Amity's deafness and building through a fantastic sequence where she and her brother travel through exotic Thailand, A Place For Sinners at times left me stunned with the power of its prose [...]

    3. I've chewed through all of Dries's books over the past few months. A Place For Sinners is his most challenging (and well written) book yet, which is why it's so rewarding. Amity Collins and her gay brother, survivors of sorts from a really screwed up childhood, venture off on the trip of a lifetime to Thailand. Meanwhile, we meet a bunch of equally interesting, well drawn and original characters destined to arrive at the same place on the same day on the same boat. What happens next cannot be [...]

    4. "It's like the Rough Guide they never dared release; The Rough Guide to The Island of Horror."Aaron Dries novel A Place for Sinners from Samhain Publishing is a real travelogue of horror. It starts with a child, Amity Collins, penned into a dark cave by feral dogs, helpless and static like the transistor radio that she carries around. The monsters never really leave after that; as much as the light never fully returns into the world of Amity, her brother Caleb or the people they meet. Sound is a [...]

    5. Book Review originally published here: iheartreading/mini-revA perfect example of a book that starts out strong but ends on a bit of a sour note. The first part was magnificent, and I felt like I was in Thailand too, along with the main characters. However, the second part of the book, while disturbing and holding a lot of potential, fell a little flat because it was TOO complex. Some of the twists and character reveals made little to no sense either. I don’t mind a little complexity but it ne [...]

    6. I've said it before and I'll say it again there's something about Dries's books that simply blow my away. And 'A Place for Sinners' is no different. They are impossible to predict, cunningly put together, beautifully written, and weirdly moving. Oh, and did I mention horrific? Because this one sure is. Very. It tells the story of Amity Collins, a young deaf woman who goes on a long-in-the-waiting trip to Thailand with her gay brother. The two Collins kids have been desperate to get out from und [...]

    7. Sometimes you just can't get into a book; no matter how hard you try, it just isn't working and only proceeds to go down hill from there. Unfortunately, after 44% through it, that was my experience reading A PLACE FOR SINNERS, which turns out to be my first (and hopefully last) "did not finish " book of 2015.A PLACE FOR SINNERS tells the story of Amity, who was a victim of a dog attack when she was a kid - that somehow left her deaf - and her brother Caleb, who decide to go on a trip to Thailand [...]

    8. Not your ordinary horror novel! It doesn’t have the vampires, werewolves, or a demon hiding in your closet. But who needs them when you have the monsters in this book! After you read this story, you will never want to leave your house again.These monsters are the one’s you least expect to hurt you, they creep into your life and before you know it… They have clawed your face off, and used your eyeballs as marbles. Warning- This book is gruesome. I wouldn’t recommend it to your grandma. Bu [...]

    9. This book just didn't do it for me and It has nothing to do with the content or subject matter. I thought it dragged on for awhile and then all of a sudden it completely switched without warning. It was like, one minute everyone is happy go lucky feeding coke(the drink) to monkeys and then without warning all hell breaks loose and monkeys are tearing people's faces off. There was really no build up or suspense to it. I love a good horror story but I just couldn't get into this one.

    10. Brooding and horrificThis is my first time reading Aaron Dries. It will also not be the last time. Dries has created a brooding horror novel that builds slowly, but is interspersed with moment's of extreme horror. A novel to really get your teeth into! So to speak. Great read by a great Australian author. 5 stars for sure. Buy it.

    11. A great new, fresh horror writer, Aaron cements the fact that he has arrived. He pushes boundaries and freaks you out, using cinematic techniques and visual imagery with words. You won't be the same after reading thist me.

    12. Amity Collins, a 20-year-old deaf woman, and her 26-year-old brother Caleb, leave the bosom of an overly protective mother, and the sweet rural simplicity of Evans Head, for a wild adventure in Thailand.They have lived a sheltered existence since the violent death of their father 13 years earlier and, much to their mother’s chagrin, step outside their comfort zone and see another world.Amity and Caleb are the two most sympathetic characters amongst the unfortunate cast that find themselves con [...]

    13. Postmodernist literary structures and horror don't mix - at least I don't think so. It started out well enough, as we get to experience why Amity is the way she is, then the scene shifts to Thailand, and we enter wacky world from which this book never recovers.

    14. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.-"Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom torture and death of his fellow-creatures is amusing in of itself." - J.A. FroudeLet's get this out of the way first. This was easily one of the best/most disturbing stories I've seen in a long time. I'll warn now that it's not the kind of horror story everyone can enjoy. But for those that want to indulge their inner psychopath, this would be the way to go. The n [...]

    15. Aaron Dries A Place for Sinners. ABANDON HOPE ALL YE WHO ENTER HERE…“It was the kind of roller coaster held together by rust and luck. Tobias somehow knew that it would be his turn—not the thousands of rides that had come before—that would rocket the carriage off the rails. He’d shatter against the ground.A crest in the tracks. The eventual plummet. His stomach lifting into his throat and the tingle in his toes.” AAron Dries; "A Place for Sinners"It’s a good thing Aaron Dries has w [...]

    16. WHOAThis is all what I can say after I finished A Place for Sinners. You know a book will be a good horror, when the story starts off with someone getting their head blown off by a shot gun. Dries tells us a horror story for the books. The suspense, the fear, the gore were amazing in this book. I must warn you that this book is not one for those that gets grossed out easily. The gore level is above 10 on the 1 to 10 scale. So trust me, this book is not for the faint of heart. This is the first b [...]

    17. The author told me this book would be weird, and he wasn't kidding! But weird in a good way, in a way that had me wondering what exactly I should be fearing and so then I just became afraid of everything. I rarely, if ever, have nightmares. Not real ones. I have bad dreams about balancing my checkbook wrong or forgetting to do something important at work, or my teeth falling out, but nightmares like you have when you are little? Not so much. And then I read an Aaron Dries book. I had creepy, cra [...]

    18. This is a book to go for if you like B rate horror & senseless gore.In this story, Aaron Dries took all the horror tropes & merge it into a page gripping novel.Like one of those horror movies that we'll watch at home at night (& refuse to admit it), no one was spare, & almost everyone die a horrible death, though as I read, I got a feeling that the author is trying too hard to fill the pages with all kinds of nightmares.Psychopath? CheckedSpilt personality? CheckedFear of dogs? C [...]

    19. I haven't read many horror books so when I came across this book in a giveaway and read the synopsis I was intrigued so I entered the giveaway and won! I got into the book quickly from the beginning until about the middle/end of the story. It wasn't the writing or the plot that I couldn't get into, but the gore. Without giving much away I'll just say I found it to be pretty graphic and disturbing to read (which makes sense for a horror book, but it was a little much for me).

    20. Terrifying; beautifully written. I loved it. This book is going to give me nightmares! Can't wait to read more books from this author.

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