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Cape Wrath - Paul Finch
« on: April 29, 2003, 02:21:16 pm »
Ooh, this is good, this.  When I first heard through the grapevine that Telos had this in their line up of goodies I was jumping up and down begging them for a copy.
It was the combination of Paul Finch, remote islands & archaeology that did it.  (Individually signs of a pretty funky story, together – woah mama!)
The skinny:  So we have a bunch of archaeologists camping out on a remote, inhospitable island while they do a dig on a Viking barrow.
Only people keep getting slaughtered, the phones have gone missing and the boat’s not due back for a couple of days……

My only gripe is that the sex scene near the beginning seemed overdone – apart from that, it’s a just-gotta tale, where you just gotta read the next bit.  You get black humour, pure blood and guts horror as well as subtler creep-out material, plus plenty of historics & mythologics to fill you up nicely.

Favourite bits: the discussion on why Ivar was called ‘The Boneless’ (especially when you re-read it with the knowledge of just why..), the developing victim paranoia & the splatterings of Viking & archaeological info woven throughout.

And the chapter headings are done in runes. (Hee!  If you could translate the rune inscriptions in t’front of the Hobbit, you’ll have no problem with these ones.  Oops, fangirl moment showing through there!)  :wink:

You can get more info from http://www.telos.co.uk

Meanwhile, let the discussions commence!

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Cape Wrath - Paul Finch
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2003, 04:10:40 pm »
Last I heard, a film company was pursuing the feature rights.