Deadfall Hotel

Deadfall Hotel

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Deadfall Hotel by Steve Rasnic Tem, John Kenn Mortensen

Deadfall Hotel is a new original novel from Steve Rasnic Tem, beautifully illustrated, with bonus stories and an essay.

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ISBN-13: 9781613470121
Publisher: Centipede Press
Publication date: 03/27/2012
Edition description: Signed
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Steve Rasnic Tem is an author, artist, and poet. His works have earned him numerous international literary awards, including the World Fantasy Award. Joe R. Lansdale has referred to Steve as “a school of writing unto himself,” and others have compared his work to that of Ray Bradbury, Dino Buzatti, Raymond Carver, and Franz Kafka. Tem has long proven his understanding of the dark parts of the human soul, with books and stories that have earned him 9 Bram Stoker Award nominations (3 wins) and 7 International Horror Guild Award nominations (2 wins, plus one story nominated for the 2007 awards). Deadfall Hotel is the product of nearly twenty years of work.

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Deadfall Hotel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Worth a read.
Eric_J_Guignard More than 1 year ago
REVIEWED: Deadfall Hotel WRITTEN BY: Steve Rasnic Tem PUBLISHED: April, 2012 Deadfall Hotel is a rather sweet, at times sad, at times scary, novel which is more fantasy than horror. It includes the familiar monster tropes, but they are all fused with human pains, made believable in whatever condition ails the character, sending them to convalesce and, most likely, eventually perish in the namesake hotel. I wouldn’t call this book a “page-turner” as it is slow and sentimental, but that is what I enjoy about this author; he captures the subtleties of emotion – fear, sadness, hope – as masterfully as any “literary” writer, while at the same time building a compelling supernatural environment. A few of the sections seemed to go on for too long, such as the King of the Cats, while other sections, I wanted to learn more of, such as the actual history of the house, the pool that only occasionally appears, and the several of the other background “inhabitants” that make brief cameo appearances, but never again materialize. Deadfall Hotel is best read in a leisurely pace, ideally in a windowed nook with gloomy rain falling outside, and a nice mug of chamomile tea. Four and a quarter out of Five stars
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