“A Cosmology of Monsters” is the first novel from Shaun Hamill, a recent Texas transplant to Alabama. The book is a family saga about the anguish of coming of age. It is a horror novel about the horrors of living. It is also very much about the redemptive nature of love.
A cosmology studies the origins and eventual structure of a universe and its culture. Using this concept to structure his novel, Hamill examines one family and how it attempts to survive life in a small Texas town.