The Broken Man
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The Broken Man

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A promising cinema director in his long-lost youth, Hollywood mogul Gary Rivoli now finds himself at the helm of his 33rd low-budget horror flick, The Broken Man. But number 33 is posing a problem: he seems to have hired a real-life witch to build his new monster — or at least there’s something decidedly creepy about Alice White, about the new creature as it comes into bei...more
Published (first published July 15th 2011)
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Sep 10, 2011 Derek rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Vince Darcangelo
Given that I'm accustomed to (and love) Michael Byers' work in the literary fiction realm, reading The Broken Man, a concise horror/thriller, is a bit like seeing someone you're accustomed to wearing fedoras suddenly in a ball cap. Which is to say that those things I look for in a book by Byers--the exquisite sense of detail, the immaculately structured sentences, the depths of character that he explores--are largely subverted here in the interest of a tight, action-y, suspenseful narrative.

A damned good piece of short fiction.
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Michael Byers is the author of the story collection The Coast of Good Intentions, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the acclaimed novel Long for This World, winner of the First Novel Award from Virginia Commonwealth University. Both were New York Times Notable Books. A former Stegner Fellow and Whiting Award winner, he teaches at the University of Michigan."
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