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A Choir of Ill Children by Tom Piccirilli
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Aug 03, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: horror, favorites
Recommended for: Fans of more literary-style horror
Read from October 08 to 11, 2010

Wow! This book is crazy! Beautifully written, powerful read with a heavy impact, but still a nice, short book. It starts out like a punch to the face and doesn't let up. Piccirilli writes in a lyrical, blunt style that doesn't go for shock value exactly, the narrator is just telling you about his life with no sugar-coating. He's not trying to garner sympathy or horrify you, this is just what happened as he sees it. It just is. To see if you'd like this book's style, read the first 4 or 5 pages on Amazon first.
This was my first book by Tom Piccirilli, but it definitely isn't going to be the last. I was very impressed.
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Tom Piccirilli
“The Crone tires quickly and reaches out for the velvet draperies, sits on the divan, breathing heavily. She's too ancient to have a name any longer. When she coughs you can hear the ages rattling inside her shrunken frame. No human names can cling to her any more- they slip from her dusty shriveled flesh like a young girl's whimsies.”
Tom Piccirilli, A Choir of Ill Children

Reading Progress

10/08/2010 page 84
35.0% "Wow. That's all I can say so far."
10/09/2010 page 124
52.0% "Amazingly blunt and quite horrifying so far."
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) This sounds good, Martha. (adding to the list)

TheWellReadLady Great! This sounds creepy and I'm actually looking at some list of creepiest novels of this century & this book is number 20 :)

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