A fine debut from a writer of fierce and vivid imagination. The Tangle, like Holdstock's classic Mythago Wood and Catlin's The Voorh, taps the deep resonances of the wild wood in the English soul, revering even the stones as living minds, possessed of souls and ancient memories. Visceral stuff from this promising new star of dark fantasy
'Mind-bending . . . a cross between HG Wells and HP Lovecraft . . . this creepy puzzler feels thrillingly unkempt
Veteran DJ and dance music producer Justin Robertson's debut novel is a psychedelic trip into a pandimensional heart of darkness...a wildly ambitious book; a heady mix of pulp horror, nature writing gone feral, "phantom ecology" and ruminations on the cycle of life and death. Sometimes it feels like a bizarro mash-up of Jeff Noon and Robert Macfarlane...certainly one of the more adventurous debuts you'll read this year.
A massive headf*ck of a novel, a true tangle, a chthonic entity and a classic of New Weird Fiction
A bold, ambitious and thrilling sci-fi folk horror that explores the ease with which deep ecology strips away all that remains of your humanity
Fiercely animistic. [The Tangle is] a book that vitally brings eco-horror from the future pages of sci-fi back to the present.
The Tangle is the kind of horror-SF hybrid our neurotic age deserves: grotesque as a Hogarth engraving, violent as a comic, and deeply disconcerting