The Gallows Pole

Book review: The Gallows Pole

The Gallows Pole.The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars.

I’m a bit behind in my reviews, but I knew as soon as I finished this novel I’d have to bang one out. It’s ridiculously good – an historical novel rooted in truth that also manages to be a psychogeographical, folk-horror wonder. And features the following threat:

I’ll stitch your scut hole shut and feed you moldy parsnips all day long

How could I not give it a rave-up? (more…)