‘Beast’ by Paul Kingsnorth is the second book in his Buccmaster Trilogy. Edward Buckmaster is a man alone on a West Country moor. What he has left behind we don’t yet know, but will discover; what he faces is a battle with himself, the elements, and with something he begins to see on the margins of his vision: some creature that is tracking him, the pursuit of which will become an obsession.
What kind of man am I? I wonder what I think about that now that I have spent a year here, watching the layers peel off, stripping myself back . . .
Beast plunges you into the world of Edward Buckmaster, a man living alone on a west-country moor. What he has left behind we don’t quite know; what he faces is a battle with himself, the elements and with the animal he begins to see in the margins of his vision. A creature that will become an obsession . . .