I will admit right off the bat - I have not finished the book. I had to stop reading it after the umpteenth gristly description of things dying. I almost stopped after the mother poisoned her family, but thought, "It's got to get better, right?" The flashback description of the dog being killed was just more than I could take. Several pages (on the kindle) of description wasn't necessary.
The writing wasn't bad, if you want all the minute details and don't mind (or don't get) the nightmares that follow. There gets to be a point where this kind of overly detailed gory writing isn't really a story anymore; it becomes a voyeuristic peep show of death. I just couldn't make myself keep going.
In summary, not enough story, too much gore, couldn't finish it.
- Paperback: 338 pages
- Publisher: Leisure Books (27 September 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0843955503
- ISBN-13: 978-0843955507
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 1.9 x 17.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 159 g
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