sister’s attacker. Now he has returned to the southern mountain town of Moon Run Hollow, only to find that Megan is dead. No one knows how she died–or why she was found on Gospel Trail Road, a dirt path leading up to the gorge high above the Chatalaha River, where victims of yellow fever were once brought to die. ...more
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Shad has just spent two years in jail for assaulting the man who preyed on his sister. Then he receives a phone call from his father. Your sister's been killed. Come home 'fore you get on with your life.
So, he's back where it all began, in the hollow, where superstition and fear are a way of life. Surrounded by old enemies and demons, haunted by blood dreams and ghosts, he is determined to find out how his sister died. His ...more
"What do you do when everyone around you is going a little mad, and there's nothing you can do to stop it? How resolved would you be in the nature of your own beliefs if you awoke one day and realized everything you knew up to that point might be wrong?"
So asks Tom Piccirilli, a Bram Stoker Award winner and Loveland-based author of dark fantasy fiction. He's referring to Shad Jenkins, the protagonist of his new book, November Mourns. Jenkins ...more
Rather than beat around the bush, hemming and hawing, let’s just jump right into these shark-infested waters, shall we? The pace is as slow as molasses and just as interesting to watch. For over one hundred and fifty pages nothing interesting happens. In fact, the speed irritated me so much that I locked it in the closet four separate times, in my attempt to read it. After screaming, “Bad, bad, bad book” more tim ...more
Two years ago Shad Jenkins went to prison for assaulting his
sister’s attacker. Now he has returned to the southern mountain town of Moon Run Hollow, only to find that Megan is dead. No one knows how she died–or why she was found on Gospel Trail Road, a dirt path leading up to the gorge high above the Chatalaha River, where victims of yellow fever were once brought to die.
Navigating a world filled with abnormal children and clandestine snake handlers, one that is slowly being poisoned by ille
Reading is an intensely personal thing and somehow for me this was just the right book at just the right time. Good prose, good characterization where needed, good atmosphere, good story, and a wonderful ambiguity to it all.
What does it all mean? I ask myself that every night between drinks. I'm not likely to find out; ju ...more