Wednesday, 20 March 2013
James Herbert: Rest In Peace
Erring usually more towards chills rather than all-out carnage, his writing remains pumped full of atmosphere and tension where many other horror writers' work has lost some of its power. Not Herbert's. His luxurious prose and slow-burning plots ensure that each of his books felt like visiting a stately home of the imagination; beautiful and inspiring.
Herbert is survived by his wife and three daughters, and I think I can safely say that millions of readers like me around the world would like to pass on our sincere condolences. A giant has fallen, but his legacy will ensure his drive and talent lives on for a very long time to come.