Mechaniclism

Apocalyptic Horror

Fiction - Horror
118 Pages
Reviewed on 06/01/2016
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Author Biography

Did you ever wonder how you would survive a global nuclear apocalypse? Lynn Lamb imagined it into existence on the written page!

Lynn Lamb is the author of the post-apocalyptic Survivor Diaries Series, The Oxymoron of Still Life, a Short Story Anthology, and Mechaniclism, an Apocalyptic~Horror novel. Lamb was inspired by the characters in her hometown of Monterey, California. She is also an independent filmmaker and scriptwriter.

She is excited to announce her next novel, Lullaby of the Dead, a Horror-Dark Fantasy, coming in the summer, 2016!

The Survivor Diaries explosive series and Mechaniclism’s chilling novel have made a big bang and a scream on the literary scene. Grab some of these incredible titles, and don’t miss out on this rapidly rising, chart-topping author!

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Lex Allen for Readers' Favorite

Four hundred years ago, a clock maker was forced into slavery by a brutal Austrian nobleman. Frederick Jori becomes a prisoner in the lord’s castle, tasked to provide a “miniature city of automatons to… [amuse his master] and impress the aristocracy.” Eventually, he succumbs to unbelievable torture and provides his tormentor with the desired product, albeit with a gruesome twist. In 21st century San Francisco, Ireland Barton is a brilliant scientist who suffers from a rare immune disorder that keeps her confined to a plastic bubble. In Mechaniclism: Apocalyptic Horror, Lynn Lamb converges these two events into a brilliantly orchestrated science-fiction/horror thriller.

Ms. Lamb has created a story as shocking as anything horror writer Richard Laymon ever conceived, and as ominous in setting as Stephen King’s The Stand. Throw in some fantasy elements, along with several unforgettable characters, and you’ve got a certain best-selling novel destined to become an international mega hit in movie theaters. This story is perfectly orchestrated and delivered. The characters are few, but each is impeccably described and true to life. Mechaniclism was a book I could not put down. A caution noted on Amazon’s book page reads “Mature Audience” and should not be ignored. However, Ms. Lamb is adept at insinuation and allows the reader to imagine their own details. Where Laymon explicitly describes horrific scenes, Ms. Lamb leads you to the scene and lets the reader imagine the details. I loved this book and I’m eager to read more of this author’s work. I think you will be too.

Tracy A. Fischer

In an intriguing, scary, and at times horrifying work of fiction by author Lynn Lamb, Mechaniclism: Apocalyptic Horror will grab readers by the throat from the very first pages, and will keep them obsessively reading all the way through until the very end. Follow the story of two very different time periods, Europe in 1632 and modern day San Francisco, and two very different sets of characters, namely Frederick Jori, a talented Swiss clock maker, and Ireland Barton, a brilliant young scientist who is confined to living in a bubble due to a rare disease. But when an unholy creation that Jori unwillingly made in the 17th century escapes, all of Ireland's skills will be needed to fight the forces that have been unleashed on modern times. Will she succeed? You'll need to read this fantastic tale to find out.

I so enjoyed Mechaniclism: Apocalyptic Horror. Author Lynn Lamb has done a fantastic job in creating this creepy tale and in creating characters that are both realistic and relatable, but also have a capability for great wrong doing. This book is relatively short, but readers will be glad of that, as they will want to read it all in one sitting, it is simply that good. Any reader who enjoys fantasy in the horror genre or simply a good creepy read that will make them contemplate the idea of good and evil, should absolutely read Mechaniclism: Apocalyptic Horror. I highly recommend this book, and I look forward to reading more from the talented Lynn Lamb as soon as possible.

Rabia Tanveer

Mechaniclism: Apocalyptic Horror by Lynn Lamb follows Ireland Barton and Frederick Jori. Both are from different eras, but one person’s actions will affect the other centuries later. Frederick Jori was a pious clock maker, living a happy life. His sanity was destroyed when Lord August Godwine told him to make a miniature city with dolls inside for his entertainment. Jori refused to create such a blasphemous thing, but when tortuously persuaded, he had no other choice but to give in. But he had his revenge, all right.

Ireland cannot survive in the outside world. Living in present time San Francisco, she is literally residing inside a plastic bubble that keeps her alive. Her very rare immune disorder hinders her from living a full life, but she dedicated her time to becoming a great scientist. When a mysterious disease hits humans all over the world, it is up to Ireland to find a cure for the disease that seems to have emanated from some 17th century dolls. Can she race against time and save what people she can? Or would she see the world end from the inside of her bubble?

Mechaniclism: Apocalyptic Horror by Lynn Lamb is a fascinating tale of apocalypse and how our world could end. The story is divided into 2 time periods and I have to say, Lamb handled it very well. Her historical era felt historical, with the way people dressed and talked; she managed it very well. A very interesting novel and story, and Lamb did it complete justice. Her character development was excellent throughout. Ireland stayed strong and held onto her sanity, while Jori simply lost it because of the torture. It was fascinating to see how both main characters took to their confinement. I would definitely read more from Lamb because this was very good. Great work with the potential for bigger things.