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Posted October 2, 2013
Okay read, if more than a little strange.
Not sure how to catergorize this book. When I saw this was a Bram Stoker award winning book I picked it up. I'm now a little surprised that it won the award. The author's use of the "You know how the town is, you grew up here", type speak is, I suppose, meant to involve the reader in the story, but to me it actually did quite the opposite and broke me out of the story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The author is very alliterative. I get it, the "black licorice road", is meant to describe the blacktop asphalt of the road. Seriously use it once for affect, use it twice to make your point (if you have to), but don't keep using it over and over, it looks dumb, and is just annoying.
The book starts out kind of creepy, and slowly starts building the suspense, but then it just kind of crashes to a mess of an ending.
All in all it's an interesting story, if a little bizarre. Some may like it. I thought it was just okay.