The Hole

The Hole William Meikle
  • Title: The Hole
  • Author: William Meikle
  • ISBN: 9781937771973
  • Page: 418
  • Format: ebook
  • The Hole William Meikle The Hole It starts with an odd hum that brings headaches and nosebleeds to the inhabitants of a remote sleepy country town Then a sinkhole begins to form and out from that hole comes the townspeople s worst n
    It starts with an odd hum that brings headaches and nosebleeds to the inhabitants of a remote, sleepy country town Then a sinkhole begins to form and out from that hole comes the townspeople s worst nightmares.Facing their fears and the growing madness, a group of survivors descend into the collapsed area in an attempt to save what is left of their town Sacrifices will bIt starts with an odd hum that brings headaches and nosebleeds to the inhabitants of a remote, sleepy country town Then a sinkhole begins to form and out from that hole comes the townspeople s worst nightmares.Facing their fears and the growing madness, a group of survivors descend into the collapsed area in an attempt to save what is left of their town Sacrifices will be required, but will they be enough The hole is growing spreading and the horror within it is growing stronger
    • READ BOOK ↠ The Hole - by William Meikle
      418 William Meikle
    • thumbnail Title: READ BOOK ↠ The Hole - by William Meikle
      Posted by:William Meikle
      Published :2020-03-27T01:52:17+00:00

    About William Meikle


    1. I m a Scottish writer, now living in Canada, with than twenty five novels published in the genre press and over 300 short story credits in thirteen countries My work has appeared in a number of professional anthologies and I have recent short story sales to NATURE Futures, Penumbra, Read Short Fiction and Buzzy Mag When I m not writing I play guitar, drink beer and dream of fortune and glory.For full details see my website at williammeikle


    249 Comments


    1. the hoooooolllle i am pretty good at spooky voice, yes but even still, you might wonder to yourself just how scary can a hole be and i would be right creepy uppy behind you, whispering boo i m a hole and then you would be all eek and you would understand that holes can be quite scary, indeedis is a very classic, traditional feeling horror story not that it feels old fashioned or anything, it is just very much from the well tested mold small town full of quirky people faded vietnam vet, young hoo [...]

      Reply

    2. A strange hum coming from underground gives everyone in town nosebleeds Then massive sinkholes open all over town When the survivors are barred from leaving town by armed soldiers, things go to worse Can the intrepid band of survivors figure out what s causing everything and get out of town alive William Meikle is one of my go to guys when I need a well written horror fix While this wasn t one of my favorite Meikle books, it was still a lot of fun.The Hole is the story of a collapsing town and t [...]

      Reply

    3. 4.5 stars When a hole opens up in the rich area of town, people are intrigued but not scared When the humming starts and everyone s nose begins to bleed, people DO get scared And rightfully so.I just loved this fast paced, original story A couple of the characters were quite memorable and realistic I think every small town has an Ellen There are some seriously horrific scenes and the tension level stayed high throughout the book By the time I was done I needed a muscle relaxer because I was so t [...]

      Reply

    4. THE HOLE, by William Meikle is one of the best novels I have read so far in 2013 The incredible atmosphere of terror, uncertainty, and dread NEVER lets up This is an edge of your seat book that that you will seriously want to finish no matter what else you have to do Meikle presents us with a small town besieged by a strange humming sound, combined with the opening of vast, mysterious holes suddenly manifesting throughout the area Accompanying this, are headaches, nosebleeds, and sightings of st [...]

      Reply

    5. In a small town the residents are afflicted with nosebleeds and headaches In the middle of town the ground gives way and creates a hole Roads, house, people, just gone The townsfolk are looking for answers, but it s than they could have imagined.This read started out at a steady pace and then it got bogged down by conversation Every little incident induced a cohesive talkative segue that led to action and sometime inaction I m not an overly chatty person so, I notice it in books when character [...]

      Reply

    6. It begins with a humat turns into a scream as Meikle puts the pedal to the metal in this out of control rollercoaster ride of a tale that packs non stop action, skin crawling scares and a few nods to such diverse sources as Quatermass and James Herbert s THE FOG, as it races to a finish that will leave you gasping with tears in your ears.Highest recommendation

      Reply

    7. 4.5 Small town residents start hearing a humming noise, what follows are nosebleeds and headaches and the discovery of a hole that soon causes horrific damage to their community This story could have been dismissed as a fun, b movie type read but this didn t happen as Willie Meikle has created some fantastic characters in this book There were the usual types for a disaster novel doctor, sheriff, bad boy, drunk, gossip, etc and in less deft hands they could have come across as less engaging and 2 [...]

      Reply

    8. A mysterious hole is threatening to swallow an entire town and within its depths lurks an evil that may well devour the residents before the hole even has a chance to Meikle kicks out a winner with The Hole A classic small town horror story with a little bit of an old school sci fi flair This one moves at an energetic pace with easy flowing prose and plenty of solid action Highly recommended 4 Stars.

      Reply

    9. I enjoyed the quick pace and flow of the story Along with a good cast of characters This the second book by William I have read, the first being Clockwork Dolls I liked CD a little than The Hole, but gave both 4 stars Don t want to say too much about the story and spoil it But I will say one thing, FRED IS DEAD

      Reply

    10. The Hole starts off with a pretty good opening line The hum started just after midnight OK, I m hooked Right away, I want to know Having just seen an episode of Syfy s new series, Joe Rogan Questions Everything, where Joe investigates a strange hum in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, that s been driving the locals batty, I immediately wanted to know what William Meikle s take would be on such an occurrence.In Meikle s story, those who hear the hum, also suffer nose bleeds, and at Hopman s Hollow, ther [...]

      Reply

    11. The Hole is an enjoyable enough horror thriller that has the good grace to start with a different premise that of the ground suddenly collapsing from under a small town as various holes appear before veering off into ultimately familiar territory.Meikle s writing is strong as always, and I thought he provided a good grasp of the main characters in The Holeand what they were about However, the threat to the residents of his small town America is never properly fleshed out, so that it ended up fee [...]

      Reply

    12. Disappointing read for me I found the themes in The Hole to be muddled Biohazard mixed with satanism, maybe aliens, under dwellers, who knows It s a head scratcher In any event, I am not a fan of biohazard horror Garbage Man left me cold even though I am a D Lacey fan Sludge turning into monsters and protoplasm is a snooze fest for me And although I wanted to like the characters, they read flat for me I quickly tired of the characters rote actions snapping salutes, rustling up some food and coff [...]

      Reply

    13. Whoa, some genuinely eerie moments in this hole in the ground what the view spoiler hell hide spoiler % is going on tale This yarn starts in the middle of the action and rarely pauses for a breath until the climax And bonus points for a Ouija board scene Fred is dead Fred is dead Fredisdead This is the first novel published from DarkFuse in 2013 I ve read that has the spooky, dark feel of many of its novella brethren Admittedly, I haven t read them all, but this is my favorite of what I have rea [...]

      Reply

    14. This is copy 88 of 100 signed numbreed hardcover copies.

      Reply

    15. When I started reading The Hole I thought I was settling in for 266 pages of Horror goodness However, I quickly realized that this book was much than just holes in the ground swallowing people up for some malevolent reason Truth be told I would of been perfectly fine with a story like that but instead I was given so much to work with The Hole might be Horror at its core but it also blends in a fair bit of the otherworldly including ghosts, aliens and demon spawn While multiple genres existing [...]

      Reply

    16. The Hole by William Meikle is another blockbuster lead from DarkFuse The novella is about a series of massive holes that begin swallowing up a small town Casualties are high, and the survivors are haunted by something terrifying demons, ghosts, aliens no one knows for sure The survivors know one thing that the situation is likely to kill them and they must find a solution before it does.This synopsis seems pretty simple, but the narrative is anything but simple The plot is exciting, the tension [...]

      Reply

    17. I read this over the course of two days when I went to bed on the first night, I had my theories about the hole that had inexplicably opened up in this small town, and when I finished the next evening, I saw how well Meikle piled development upon development and twist upon twist of logic At times you ll be convinced the horror is supernatural unless it s really science fictional, or even just a natural disaster The characters a motley assortment ranging from the respectable town doctor, town she [...]

      Reply

    18. It started out great and I was hooked, but eventually the idea behind the Hole really wasn t explained to my satisfaction and the ending was anticlimatic.

      Reply

    19. The Hole by William MeiklePublished by Dark Fuse Press It starts with an odd hum that brings headaches and nosebleeds to the inhabitants of a remote, sleepy country town Then a sinkhole begins to form and out from that hole comes the townspeople s worst nightmares.Facing their fears and the growing madness, a group of survivors descend into the collapsed area in an attempt to save what is left of their town Sacrifices will be required, but will they be enough The hole is growing spreading and th [...]

      Reply

    20. Thank you to the author and publisher, the pretty terrific guys from Dark Fuse, for the copy of this novel via netgalley.A low hum in the air causes nosebleeds and headachesd a sink hole appears in the sleepy town of Hopmans Hollow bringing with it mayhem and horror As it spreads an eclectic group of survivors gather together to try and save their townbut what will they be willing to sacrifice and can they hold onto their sanity long enoughI really did like this book I requested it because I hav [...]

      Reply

    21. This is the story of a small town that suddenly develops sinkholes A vibration runs through town and the residents develop crippling headaches and nosebleeds and then the holes appear A small band of people decide to leave town, but they are stopped on the way out by the military Something is underground, and it is anxious to surface If it does, the lives of everyone will be in danger Will anyone survive to tell the tale This was truly brilliant I absolutely loved it For me it drew similarities [...]

      Reply

    22. ensuingchapters 2013 08 22Now this is a book I can relate to hard drinking, manual labor, mines, sinkholes, battles with subterranean evil.Ah, to be 23 again.From the start, this fast paced small town horror shudders with ominosity Is ominosity a word If not, it should be Intense headaches and nosebleeds afflict the townsfolk, and then the earth comes out from under their feet.Literally.A giant sinkhole opens in a back yard leading to a hilarious septic tank scene and begins swallowing up the co [...]

      Reply

    23. I d give it negative stars if I could Terrible.

      Reply

    24. The book is about an interesting disaster situation based on a couple of simple concepts yet it wears thin early with much repetition as holes keep opening up and people keep falling in without much else going on By the time the plot finally gathers steam in the final third of the book it is difficult to still care what happens to the main characters It has the feel of a novella that has been stretched into a novel In early chapters, the characters didn t behave very logically and seemed way too [...]

      Reply

    25. Wow Fantastic5 stars for this it blew me away story that had been on my to read list for over a year.Feelings of being transported into the storyline brought on anxiety fear.Sensational writing the author s description of the expanding sink hole gives the reader the feelings of actually being there The panic terror the adrenaline rush, just WOW Reminds me of other books The Tommyknockers Under The Dome.

      Reply

    26. Unusual read but very goodNot my type of book but really enjoyed it A very unique story line that was full of details and action Never hurts to throw in a love Interest or two Worth a read.

      Reply

    27. This review also appears at courtstreetliterary Willam Meikle s novel The Hole begins with the following ominous line The hum started just after midnight Simple, concise, and creepy.In case we didn t gather it from that opener, Meikle wastes no time letting us know that not only is there a problem in the small town in which The Hole is set, but that the problem is having an unsettling effect on its residents.The first character we meet is Fred Grant, a hard drinking young man who has just left T [...]

      Reply

    28. The Hole is one of the latest releases I received as part of my DarkFuse subscription After reading the synopsis I decided to move it to the top of my to read list and dug in, no pun intended The story takes place in a small rural town where, all of a sudden, there is a humming that causes residents to develop nose bleeds and headaches Every occurrence of the humming coincides with the appearance of large sinkholes, swallowing up residents and buildings What s is that the residents are seeing p [...]

      Reply

    29. I am walking into this review with fear of not doing justice to what I think is a masterpiece in horror William Meikle starts the story very strong, then I find myself half way through and it is stronger and by the time I arrived at the end I am screaming inside my head GET OUT OF THERE Yes I was terrified for our protagonists This book is a gem, if you do not want to read any further into what I am about to say just please go and buy it into your favorite e reader or if you are as lucky as I am [...]

      Reply

    30. Review originally published here iheartreading reviews The Hole surprised me I thought it would be rather straightforward, but it s actually a complicated read than I gave it credit for.Two men help out John Hopman when his septic tank gets stuck in some sort of sinking hole Unfortunately, it s not what they think at first, and the hole only grows in size, becoming a giant sinking hole soon threatening the whole city But like that hole isn t scary enough all on its own, it s what s inside that [...]

      Reply

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *