Some Will Not Sleep by Adam Nevill

Some Will Not Sleep: Selected Horrors


In ghastly harmony with the nightmarish visions of the award-winning writer’s novels, these stories blend a lifelong appreciation of horror culture with the grotesque fascinations and childlike terrors that are the author’s own. Winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Collection, 2017.

Adam Nevill’s best early horror stories are collected here for the first time.

A bestial face appears at windows in the night.
In the big white house on the hill angels are said to appear.
A forgotten tenant in an isolated building becomes addicted to milk.
A strange goddess is worshipped by a home-invading disciple.
The least remembered gods still haunt the oldest forests.
Cannibalism occurs in high society at the end of the world.
The sainted undead follow their prophet to the Great Dead Sea.
A confused and vengeful presence occupies the home of a first-time buyer . . .

Praise for the author’s first collection of horror stories, ‘Some Will Not Sleep: Selected Horrors:

“Great storytelling, but across a wider palate and range of styles than you might have expected, leading to some delightfully unexpected visions and hellscapes.” Gingernuts of Horror

“There is not one single tale which feels less than the others, none which seem to be mere ‘filler’. They are beautifully crafted, original and complete works which nevertheless fit well together as arranged by the author.” This is Horror

“In ‘Some Will Not Sleep’ nothing is sacred, nothing is safe, and goodness me, if you like horror fiction you’re going to absolutely love every damn minute.” Pop Mythology

“Eleven wonderfully macabre tales that cover the whole gamut of the horrific. The supernatural rubs shoulders with the bizarre, body horror and psychological trauma walk hand in hand.” The Eloquent Page

“Verdict: A collection full of creeping dread, well worth a read. 9/10.” SciFi Bulletin

“Some Will Not Sleep contains 11 short stories, 11 stories that takes you different times and places. 11 stories that will give you your fix of the macabre. 5 Stars” Terror Tree

“It isn’t often that I read a short story collection and enjoy every entry, but with this book I did.” The Grim Reader

“There are eleven stories in the book, eight of which are written in first person narrative, and each and every one is a cracker – here you’ll find monsters (including those of the human variety), ghosts, arcane rituals and some of the most disturbing imagery.” Anthony Watson

“An excellent collection, recommended for anyone interested in the current surge in weird fiction or short stories in general.” Unsung Stories

Praise for Adam Nevill’s novels:

“Modern storytelling … and old school terror. Very scary, highly recommended.” Jonathan Maberry, NYT bestselling author

“Adam Nevill is a spine-chiller in the classic tradition, a writer who draws you in from the world of the familiar, eases you into the world of terror, and then locks the door behind you.” Michael Koryta, NYT Bestselling author

“One of the most subtle and powerful writers of dark fiction – a unique voice.” Michael Marshall Smith, NYT Bestselling author)

“Chilling, disorienting, and deeply creepy.” Scott Smith (author of ‘The Ruins’ on ‘House of Small Shadows’)

“Nevill is fast becoming Britain’s answer to Stephen King.” Guardian

“The sense of dread is immediate, with the reader’s sense of foreboding increasing with every new page.” Irish Examiner

“Readers will lose all hope of peaceful, undisturbed sleep. Highly recommended.” Library Journal (Starred Review)

“Nevill’s talent for horror resonates ominously in every scene, almost as if the theme from Jaws echoes when a page is turned.” Kirkus

“He has the rare ability to craft a nebulous atmosphere of terror, as well as to capture cinematic slasherpunk in the written word. Both are incredibly rare talents.” Pornokitsch

“The images just won’t go away. You’ll find yourself replaying scenes in your mind for days.” Fangoria

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