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The Cypress House
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"Gangsters, a silent but heroic drifter with second sight, and a whopper of a Florida hurricane. How can you go wrong?" (Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly )

"Michael Koryta is one of our new dynamos in the world of books, and in The Cypress House he spreads his range, wedding suspense with the supernatural in the eeriness of 1930s Florida. He uses the psychology of place to penetrate the human heart and delivers his tale of hurricanes and love and hauntings with great narrative force. Koryta...more
I found myself immersed into the steamy hot setting of Corrider County amid the evil and the unseen terror of knowing that death is imminent but not how it would come. Immersed back in time to a place where being isolated meant there was no one there to help you but yourself and anyone you befriended along your journey. This was about friendship and loyalty and things that we don't see everyday in this modern world, and yet emotions and motivations that are timeless. This left me with many thing...more
Stephen King says: "Gangsters, a silent but heroic drifter, and one whopper of a hurricane. How can you go wrong?" July 2011 EW Summer Reading list.

Koryta is such a great writer; I will definitely continue to read his stuff! This book was relentless, and I was on the edge of my seat all the way through; so anxious about Arlen and Paul and Rebecca. I wanted them to just get out of Corridor County and make tracks! I like the supernatural twist, too. It didn't overwhelm the story; just added a bit...more
I clicked the "become a fan" button the first time I read Michael Koryta. The book that prompted it had interesting elements for a thriller. I didn't rave about it but felt something was coming next.

And that next something was delivered with hurricane force winds! Koryta can deliver weather, corruption, affection, hopelessness, history, sunsets, swamps, pain and redemption all in an easy stride.

I'm itching to get my hands on the next book.
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