I love that book experience where you really feel you are creeping inside another person's mind. Single POV books can really excel at this.
I choose this book for Halloween reading because I remember it being recommended on a list of spooky books. I didn't really know what to expect though - I knew nothing about the author or the book itself (except that it was creepy). But if you are looking ahead before reading to find out more about this book - in retrospect I think it's best not to know too much. It's better to go into it blind, and see what happens. So I'm not going to say much about the actual story, except that I enjoyed it. And also that while it's classified at 'horror' it's not scary in the traditional sense of being gruesome and full of chainsaw massacres. This is a different category, although I can't think of a good name for it.
Sometimes I know what it's like to want to crawl back into your house after a tough day and never leave again. I like my house and I enjoy my own company probably a little more than I should. I have my garden and my cat and my books and a whole world on the internet - why would I want to go out? With the current political climate, I suspect there are a whole lot more people understanding that right now. But remember it's not a good thing to get shut away in your own head for too long. Things can go strange. Look at celebrities, with all that wealth and nobody to tell them no - it's no surprise they tend to turn out a little odd. If you don't get outside your own head, you lose all sense of perspective.
Anyway, this will all make more sense once you've read the book. And I recommend you do
- MP3 CD
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.; MP3CD Unabridged edition (1 June 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1441734295
- ISBN-13: 978-1441734297
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 113 g
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