Psychopomp and Circumstance

PSYCHOPOMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE

by Adrean Messmer (Softcover)
Genre: Horror/Urban Legend
ISBN: 9780692673355
Page Count: 191
It starts on Facebook with an update Nell doesn’t remember making. It’s bad enough she’s dying and none of her friends know, now she’s pretty sure she’s going crazy. It seems the bright,safe little town of Brandon is descending into darkness, dragging the inhabitants along for the ride.

Catalog Code: AMSP0006

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SMELLS LIKE TEEN SEWERCIDE: A REVIEW OF PSYCHOPOMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE BY ADREAN MESSMER by Jonathan R.
Adrean Messmer’s first novel is a complex and varied story about the interconnected social dynamics of one group of post-high school late-teens-early-twenty-somethings and the malevolent force that stalks them. It feels, in spirit, very much like a late 90s/early 00s novelization of a teen-focused horror film a la Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, or Phantoms. Coming from me that is, of course, a compliment.

Review: ‘Psychopomp & Circumstance (Books of Nethermore #1)’ by Adrean Messmer by Josh Black
“More than an impressive debut, this is just a damn good novel. If you’re into teen slashers and want something with a little more substance than the typical fare, if you miss hanging with Buffy and the gang in Sunnydale, if you’ve ever wanted a story where Freddy comes to Fear Street, and you want all of this with a thoroughly contemporary edge, you’re going to love Psychopomp & Circumstance.”

REVIEW: PSYCHOPOMP & CIRCUMSTANCE BY ADREAN MESSMER by GingerNuts of Horror
“Told in chapters, each from a different characters point of view, Messmer creates a town where the boundaries have been torn down. Where the dead walk and are not happy to just whisper and slam doors.  She delivers a Clive Barkeresque “Candyman” quality of nightmare as character and anguish as script that translates into a reading experience that is not that common.  A fun read but an unsettling one.  There is a lot on display here: remorse, jealousy, sadness, loss and guilt and wrapped around the suburban ghost story.”

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