Category Archives: This Present Darkness

TPD pp 26-36: Sinister Dealings

Somewhere on Highway 27*, a businessman remembers he was sent a package from “the professor”, a woman. He tells his secretary to look for it later. The secretary does not make a note of it. Sinister, relevant dealings indeed. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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TPD pp 23-26: Meet Hank

Meet Hank. Hank Busche is a pastor, just like Pastor Young. However, unlike Pastor Young, who lives in the vilest marshes on the outskirts of town, Hank lives in a low-rent one-bedroom house with beveled siding and a mossy roof. … Continue reading

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TPD pp 19-23: The plot thickens

Alright, pay attention now, kids, because this is where it gets a little confusing. Just remember: the bad guys are the ones twiddling their mustaches and snickering evilly at their own cunning. After a brief POV shift to Kate Hogan, … Continue reading

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TPD pp 16-19: Jailhouse Blues **SCARY CLOWN WARNING**

We begin chapter two with Marshall rushing off to the police station to rescue Bernice, who has been arrested during orgy night. The streets are quiet, primarily because the po-po have arrested half the townspeople for drunken debauchery. Specifically, they’re … Continue reading

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TPD pp 14-16: Extra! Extra! Small towns are small!

On page 14 we meet the first of our actual protagonists: Marshell Hogan, editor/owner of the Ashton Clarion. Much care is taken to point out that the paper was, as the text describes, a “low-budget operation”: it’s “grass-roots”, “small-town”, “little”, … Continue reading

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TPD pp 1-13: Who, What, When, and Where

We begin our story with two unnamed men who appear to have walked right out of Twilight and into our story – they are described as “perfectly proportioned” despite being seven feet tall. Our setting is revealed to be a … Continue reading

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This Present Darkness: A Deconstruction

Hello world! In the footsteps of Mark Reads and many other great bloggers, I’ve decided to do a deconstruction of some terrible, terrible literature. I promise to try to be entertaining! The book is This Present Darkness by Frank E Peretti. Note the … Continue reading

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