✓ Keepers || Ç PDF Read by ☆ Gary A. Braunbeck

  • Title: Keepers
  • Author: Gary A. Braunbeck
  • ISBN: 9781942712381
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Keepers are coming The last words of a man who died in the middle of a highway through Cedar Hill, Ohio, still echo in Gil Stewart s ears when he discovers a dying dog in his front yard At the same moment a package arrives on his doorstep A package holding hope that a past young love might not be lost after all.The Keepers are coming, and they re bringing with t The Keepers are coming The last words of a man who died in the middle of a highway through Cedar Hill, Ohio, still echo in Gil Stewart s ears when he discovers a dying dog in his front yard At the same moment a package arrives on his doorstep A package holding hope that a past young love might not be lost after all.The Keepers are coming, and they re bringing with them memories Gil has spent most of a lifetime forgetting, memories leaking through fractures in his psyche.The Keepers are coming, and the animals the harbingers are acting strange.The Keepers are coming But from where And why Before the day is over, Gil will have the answers, and the world he thought he knew will be irrevocably altered.
    Gary A. Braunbeck
    Gary A Braunbeck is a prolific author who writes mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mainstream literature He is the author of 19 books his fiction has been translated into Japanese, French, Italian, Russian and German Nearly 200 of his short stories have appeared in various publications.His fiction has received several awards, including the Bram Stoker Award in 2003 for Duty and in 2005 for We Now Pause for Station Identification his book Destinations Unknown won a Stoker in 2006 His novella Kiss of the Mudman received the International Horror Guild Award in 2005.


    Frank Errington
    Review copyGary A. Braunbeck is the author of 19 books and nearly 200 of his short stories have appeared in various publications. Born in Newark, Ohio; the city that serves as the model for the fictitious Cedar Hill in many of his stories. His fiction has received numerous awards, including the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction in 2003 for "Duty" and in 2005 for "We Now Pause for Station Identification"; his collection Destinations Unknown won a Stoker in 2006. His nove [...]

    Christopher Payne
    "The Keepers are coming" The last words of a man who died in the middle of a highway through Cedar Hill, Ohio, still echo in Gil Stewart's ears when he discovers a dying dog in his front yard. At the same moment a package arrives on his doorstep. A package holding hope that a past young love might not be lost after all.The Keepers are coming, and they're bringing with them memories Gil has spent most of a lifetime forgetting, memories leaking through fractures in his psyche.The Keepers are comin [...]

    Randolph Carter
    A Keeper Another pretty good read from Braunbeck. He really knows how to finish unlike a lot of other horror writers. This time we have a rectifying to the imbalance between the human and the animal world. It seems that man was not really meant to dominate animals on earth. That's why there are a lot more animals than men. Well how are we going to correct this mess and what part is our intrepid hero Gil going to play in it? The Keepers will get it straight but who or what are they? And what happ [...]

    Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
    There are some authors who have the knack for whipping up a horrific tale that is as confusing as it is interesting; others who write with a dark style that’s impossible to learn through schooling or practice, and still more writers with either the natural knack for scaring the socks off their readers or the food out of their stomachs. Braunbeck has already shown he possesses each of these talents, which seem to come to him effortlessly. When you read his words, they’re real, dark, brooding, [...]

    Hey kids, you know what’s better than love? Make-up love. That’s right; Mr. Braunbeck and I are back together. After all the tears, the cursing, the screaming, and the heartache, we’ve found our way back home. I have to tell you, I didn’t think it could be done. I had sworn the man off just a few short months ago and declared worldwide that I would never pick up another book by him. Why? Because he always broke my heart and made me cry. No more I tell you, no more. After reading Keepers, [...]

    William M.
    What a superb book! Wow. This truely stunning novel by Gary A. Braunbeck has raised the bar again. Reading Braunbeck makes me embarrassed to read most any other author -- he's so much better. The quality of his prose, the detailed plotting, and incredibly layered characters are easily among the best of I've ever read -- and I read A LOT. It is uncommon for me to give a book 5 stars -- a perfect book. It is even more rare for an author to garner a second 5 star rating in their body of work -- onl [...]

    When I chose Keepers, I was not sure what to expect from the book after reading the summary, only knew it had something to with animals. But what the author came up with was truly original and surprising. While I was not always satisfied with the plot, which more than once was confusing like hell, the author did a great job at character building. Gil, Beth, Mabel, Marty - they all became so vivid in my imagination it was magic. I also love the author's writing style, making even slower passages [...]

    Ameni Babbou
    that book is absorbant you start reading it ad you cann't stp till the last line

    Bizarre, deeply affecting, but a little disjointed.

    Elena Linville
    The Keepers is the first book I read by Gary A Braunbeck and I must admit that I was a bit disappointed. It had such a promising beginning, where the reader is following a seemingly ordinary man who witnesses a horrible accident on the turnpike. This accident triggers memories that he thought were long forgotten. The reader then follows the protagonist, as he tries to put these memories back together and solve the puzzle of his past, while strange things start to happen around him in the present [...]

    David Agranoff
    I instantly became a fan of Braunbeck after seeing him do a powerful reading performance of a zombie story that he had released as a chapbook. It was an emotional, heartbreaking and gut-wrenching performance. After reading my third Braunbeck Novel (In silent Graves and Prodigal Blues) I can say those three descriptions describe each of those novels but Keepers is my favorite of the three.Half way through the book a friend asked me what the book was about. I tried to explain it to him, but it cam [...]

    Linda Watkins
    This book hooked me with its first sentence -"The dismal bitch lay on her side in the dry gray October twilight in my front yard, her black wrinkled teats lumped beside her like a cancer grown far too large and malformed for her body to hold inside." - and didn't let go. A complex, compelling and haunting tale, KEEPERS, takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride of the first magnitude. However, this is not just a run of the mill horror story. No, woven throughout, is a beautiful and touching tale [...]

    Ed [Redacted]
    KEEPERS is typically well written book. Typical I say because it was written by Gary Braunbeck. His characterization is top notch, his dialogue witty and believable. What you would expect from a Braunbeck novel. The structure was, unusual, to say the least. Large portions of the book featured flashbacks, very lengthy flashbacks. There is an appearance during one of the flashbacks of the rarely seen second person point of view. The end of the book becomes decidedly, perhaps inexplicably, surreal. [...]

    This was a pretty strange book I did like the narrative style a lot. The writer's voice was quite unique, but, unfortunately the general storyline itself didn't make a whole lot of sense. I expected more of an explanation for the strange occurrences. Plus, it would've been nice if there were more things about the animals since that aspect of the premise was what originally drew me to this book. It was a fast read though, and while it wasn't a great book, it wasn't an all bad one, either. I have [...]

    This book reminds me somewhat of Stephen King's earlier writings. That's a good thing.The story centers around a man that witnesses a death on the highway and then comes home to find a wounded dog in front of his home.Things get really strange after that. The author sends us back and forth in time, and what really is going on is slowly revealed.The plot is pretty bizarre and trippy but the author pulls it off. I won't say too much, so as to not spoil the "secret" of the novel.A very enjoyable re [...]

    I like how this author has a social conscience and his books highlight failings in society. He then weaves these failings into dark, creepy stories. For a lot of the book I wasn't sure exactly what was happening (which isn't necessarily a bad thing) although I knew there was an animal connection. However, the last quarter of the book gathered speed and became quite exciting. A very sad story. I will read more from this author as his offerings are different from anything I've read before.

    Brandi Nyborg
    I have previously read In Silent Graves by this author, and absolutely loved it. I was really excited to win a copy of this book. I'm a huge animal lover so this book really was intriguing to me. I sat down and read this entire book in one sitting. It's a unique premise that had me glued to the pages. A great mystery filled with suspense, and an ending that will shock you, make this book a great read!

    This is a very strange book, but not in a bad way. It sweeps you into its story, even though it's kind of hard to find out what it is really about for quite a while. The timelines are well woven into each other and the style does remind one of the great Stephen King without it feeling epigonal in any way. The mystery is well constructed and well resolved. A very good read indeed!

    Gil Stewart is a successful man in Cedar Hill, Ohio. He’s not the most popular guy, doesn’t have much of a life, but he’s just opened a second Packrat’s Attic store (specializing in “hard-to-find movies, LP records, film posters, CDs, and various other paraphernalia, both from the present and days gone by”) and he’s pretty content. He has a great friend and employee, plus the love of his autistic nephew Carson, with whom he spends one week a month. Today is the day he picks him up [...]

    I received this ebook from Early Reviewers Group, thank you!I have to admit that the cover does not intriguing me enough to read and I kept on postponing the reading. After finishing the book I have to say I was wrong The cover is matching the story, however I would change itThe book is horror, sad mystery, keeping reader on edge and leading no guess what might happen in the next pages. The whole truth to what happen sinks in after reading the book. The author has written beautifully and within [...]

    John Bruni
    I don't really know if I can recommend this book. It's told in three parts, but I only really liked one of them. One and Three are the main thrust of the story, and I really don't find them all that interesting. Two, though? Two is wonderful. I don't usually like flashbacks, but this one's very good. I think it struck a tone with me because Beth reminds me of a woman I used to know. I could identify with young Gil and his attraction to her. It's actually a very sad story, and it's ten times bett [...]

    I really enjoyed this novel I picked up for $1 at a discount store. The storytelling reminds me very much of Stephen King but without an enormous cast of characters or over-description. It does the very best thing a horror novel can do, which is cause the reader to suspend disbelief about supernatural or bizarre events because they are perfectly incorporated within a character's experience and viewpoint. This novel also features a winning protagonist who is a little arrogant but ultimately kind [...]

    Pretty weird but good. I didn't read the synapsis before starting the book, that I remember. I read it after because in the end I was wondering why I picked the book, since it was not my usual type of book. To me it didn't really match the storyline and some things that were mentioned did not seem to stand out in the story and lost me a bit. Maybe because it starts out with something that actually ends the story then goes back to the beginning and I got lost a bit.In the end the story did come t [...]

    Gil Stewart is an ordinary man, running his own business and caring for his institutionalized nephew, Carson, one week a month. One day, his seemingly normal life is shattered by a series of strange events beginning with a bizarre death on the highway. Now, Gil must remember a past he has tried to forget and piece together the fragments of his memories in order to discover the secret of the Keepers, and why the man killed on the highway warned him of them. It's time to recall his parents and the [...]

    I won this book from the LibraryThing Early Readers program. If you like animals, DO NOT read this book. I started reading this to my girlfriend and we had to stop a few pages in in disgust. I later completed reading the book on my own out of a sense of obligation, and was thoroughly unimpressed. The plot was often hard to follow (frequent flashbacks), although I did like one character. The book's message was good but was crammed into the last few pages preceded by awfulness and ruined by what w [...]

    A. Hunt
    I read this book on a Saturday afternoon. I almost put the book down, feeling it as more depressing than anything else. Gil is so confused by his own memories, he doesn't truly know what's real and what is not. He's told the 'Keepers are coming' and boy is he ready for them, but not before he flashes back to several memories that play an intricate part to the story, Eventually, it all comes together for an explosive ending that you have to read!I enjoyed Keepers: The Cedar Hill Series, but some [...]

    An intense read flowing from past to present in a way that heightens the growing feelings of horror and dread. The story follows a boy growing into a man as his life is touched at various times by an organization calling itself the Keepers. Are they a benevolent animal protection organization, evil mad scientists doing cruel experiment on dogs and cats, the saviors of closing hospitals or do they follow a hidden agenda aiding the psychopomps in carrying out gods plans?

    I am always the type to push through a book to get to the core of it's characters and its plot but I'm sad to say that Keepers was not one of favorites to sit through or the easiest to stomach. The author does a great job with the descriptions and details but as an animal lover, I unfortunately was not able to make it all the way through this book. It turned out not to be my cup of tea. :-/

    Gregor Xane
    Very fast paced and truly bizarre. It kept me up late. Some of the banter between the characters was a bit cornball, but there wasn't too much of that. The ending could have been a bit more satisfying. I'll certainly be looking to pick up more books by the author. Would be 3.5 stars if such things were allowed.

    Keepers has a great history that appears to happen in a futuristic world that seems to have arrived already. There's no way to read it and not sympathize with the main character or be amused and angry from time to time by Beth.The ending was specifically surprising and when I realized what was going on I was truly amazed.

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