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Kelland by Paul G. Bens Jr.
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Jan 15, 12

Positives: Gripping, challenging narrative that keeps you focused! Written in short, almost diary-like chapters, the story unfolds through snapshot moments in the lives of a hodgepodge of characters. A family loses their son to suicide, a Vietnamese family fleeing the fall of Saigon, a little boy obsessed with religion… unrelated lives all connected through a single element… Kelland. The terror seeps out of this novel in the true Gothic tradition of horror. The violence is minimal, but the fear is immense! Who is Kelland? What does it want? By the climax, everything I assumed was happening was tossed out! Great finish!

Negatives: The child George never really felt like a fully fleshed out character. He bordered on cliché in his religious obsessions and we never got any sense of real person.

Summary: Amazing! Very unique take on a horrific event that challenges the true definition of evil at every turn!
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Paul Jr. Thank you, Jamie. =-)

Jamie O'Connell Loved it!

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