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ISBN:0340981016
Author: F. G. Cottam
ISBN13: 978-0340981016
Title: Brodmaw Bay
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Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Hodder; Reprint edition (July 3, 2012)
Pages: 352

Brodmaw Bay by F. G. Cottam



I found Brodmaw Bay initially to be a slow pull of a book, I was looking for a bit more action in the first half of the book. The writing is sublime however, . Cottam writes with intricate detail and descriptiveness that really helps you picture the places, people and situations you are reading about Ancient pagan rituals are still practiced in this small town, in fact the only church in the town is totally desecrated and full of strange artifacts and objects, this is not a churc. Brodmaw Bay is another gripping read from . Cottam. It is a good old-fashioned tale of pagan rites and ghostly apparitions. Cottam knows how to hook his reader and also how to scare them.

Cottam writes thrillers with a supernatural element and his greatest strength is the sense of place that he brings to a book. As usual this is a very readable book from an excellent writer. Cottam delivers an effective and often stylish performance. A thriller with a real sense of underlying evil, it's not to be read last thing at night. Cottam has two children. I was very excited to read his newest, Brodmaw Bay. But, I was pretty disappointed. The whole premise has been done to death (The Wicker Man, et., but I felt confident that Cottam could pull it off in new and wonderful ways.

Brodmaw Bay seems to be the perfect refuge for James Greer and his family. When his young son is the victim of a brutal mugging, Greer wants to leave London - the sooner the better - for the charming old-fashioned fishing port he has just discovered. But was finding Brodmaw Bay more than a happy accident? What is the connection between the village and his beautiful wife? When his friendly new neighbours say they'd welcome some new blood - in a village where the same families seem to have lived for generations - are they telling the whole truth?

Brodmaw Bay seems to be the perfect refuge for James Greer and his family.

Narrated by: David Rintoul. Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins. Brodmaw Bay seems to be the perfect refuge for James Greer and his family. My first purchase of an F. G. Cottam book was "The Colony" and I was definitely hooked. He is a lyrical writer who takes ancient mythology from the British Isles and turns them into modern thrillers. I love the depth of his characters. But was finding Brodmaw Bay more than a happy accident? What is the connection between the village and his beautiful wife? When his friendly new neighbours say they'd welcome some new blood - in a village where the same families seem to have lived for generations - are they telling the whole truth?

Brodmaw Bay. F. The Lazarus Prophecy. There is a killer loose on the streets of London, one that evades security cameras, is not held by locks, and savagely mutilates his victims. When the murderer switches from unknown prostitutes to Julie Longmuir, a beautiful actress at the height of her success, no woman feels safe. Cottam is the author of five previous novels of paranormal terror including Times Book Club choice and Children of the Night award winner The House of Lost Souls. The Colony is his new chilling masterpiece. Cottam employs old-fashioned suspense combined with modern horror imagery to produce a fine example of the genre. But was finding Brodmaw Bay more than a happy accident? What is the connection between the village and his beautiful wife? When his friendly new neighbours say they'd welcome some new blood - in a village where the same families seem to have lived for generations - are they telling the whole truth?

Brodmaw Bay seems to be the perfect refuge for James Greer and his family. When his young son is the victim of a brutal mugging, Greer wants to leave London - the sooner the better - for the charming old-fashioned fishing port he has just discovered.But was finding Brodmaw Bay more than a happy accident? What is the connection between the village and his beautiful wife? When his friendly new neighbours say they'd welcome some new blood - in a village where the same families seem to have lived for generations - are they telling the whole truth?Perhaps the village isn't so much welcoming them as luring them. To something ancient and evil. As it has lured others before . . .
Reviews: 7
Jairani
This is the 4th novel that I have read by F. G. Cottam, and I must say that I am hooked by his writing. I have 3 more that I am waiting for in the mail. His horror stories don't involve the blood and gore that many in this genre contain. Instead, his books involve unseen horrors which are even worse. This book contains ancient witchcraft and rituals as well as ghosts and true evil. The Greer family is a loving family going through various upheavals, when they decide to move to the small picturesque Cornish fishing village of Brodmaw Bay. It was as if they were drawn there and belonged there. They are immediately accepted with open arms and made to feel at home. Then the fun begins! Like they say about when something seems too good to be true...... Cottam is an excellent author who weaves a tale that really gets you involved. I was so taken by the village that I actually googled the area, thinking how nice it would be to move to a place like that. His characters are interesting and nicely developed. I also like they way Mr. Cottam uses the epilogue to tie up loose ends and especially as a way to help the reader unwind.
Androrim
I read a few other F.G. Cottam novels and they were okay. However they did start to seem very much the same as each other.
This one was just full of all the cliches previously noticed in other books.
Beautiful & brilliant wife/girlfriend - Check,
Perfect & brilliant children - Check,
Sandy Denny/Fairport Convention - Check,
Marvin Gaye - Check,
Stevie Nicks - Check.
Remote Location - Check,
More Sandy Denny - Check...

Also, the ending seemed very rushed which I've noticed on a couple of other of F.G. Cottam's novels. This one however, ended so quickly that I didn't even realise it had ended with the final chapter of the book filling out a several year period of what happened to the characters post story.
Quellik
During the past few years F. G. Cottam has become one of my favorite authors of supernatural fiction. Though his vision is bleak, he speaks with an intensely human and compassionate voice. One of the things which makes stories like this work for me is the atmosphere created by the telling of the tale. I don't mean just the story itself, but rather the shadowy presence of the one who presents the story to us. Ghost stories are "told", and whenever I read one of Cottam's books I am aware of him as the author. He doesn't try to hide, and over time I've come to think of him almost as one of his own characters. In this he reminds me a bit of Caitlin R. Kiernan or Robertson Davies. He is fascinated by the poets of the Great War, and modern English folk music, and these often have a place in his stories.
My favorite of his books is THE WAITING ROOM, and though BRODMAW BAY is darker, it has a similar feel. It moves within the tradition set by Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" and Thomas Tryon's "Harvest Home" and the original film of THE WICKER MAN, but the story is made more powerful by the subtle ways in which Cottam makes his cult as attractive as it is frightening. I found it uncomfortably convincing.
Tiainar
If you loved the brooding, slow-building tension and vivid detail in "House of Lost Souls" and "Dark Echo" you may be disappointed in this book. In style "Brodmaw Bay" is very simlar to the writing of Dean Koontz in that it tells a fairly engaging story in a staightforward way, featuring characters who are not terribly complex. It's a fairly easy read with an uninteresting beginning that gradually improves until culminating in an ending that isn't completely satisfying.
Acrobat
Another great story by F. G. Cottam evoking the rural and regional England familiar in all his work. The simmering evil of the Bay is beautifully described. The pagan rituals seem quite convincing. The main characters are well written with human flaws and frailties. Would love to see Alex McCabe reappear in future work!
Impala Frozen
More ancient pagan evil in a small British village. Sorry folks, you won't find a gore fest here, but fans of quiet horror will be pleased.
Clodebd
I have loved every one of Cottam's previous works. They have rich character development and each one has been fabulously original and imaginative and pervasively and uniquely creepy from nearly the first page. I was very excited to read his newest, Brodmaw Bay. But, I was pretty disappointed. The whole premise has been done to death (The Wicker Man, etc.), but I felt confident that Cottam could pull it off in new and wonderful ways. I don't really feel he did that. It does have really good character development but it took forever to get going and then it just fell rather flat. Didn't have near the scope in history and research that his other books have. I felt that, given a book twice as long he might have been able to develop the more original and creepy elements (Harbingers and Singers in the Sea) to a great and terrifying level, but instead it all felt hurried and underdeveloped. I kept reading, avidly, because I had faith that he would pull off something great in the end, but then it was just....over. He is a great writer and I will watch eagerly for his next book, hoping for better.
Loved it.