Hex

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by Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Goodreads Author)

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Daniel Definitely not worth the hype. Apart from constant inconsistency in tone and the author's obvious and weird obsession with breasts and nipples (jeez,…moreDefinitely not worth the hype. Apart from constant inconsistency in tone and the author's obvious and weird obsession with breasts and nipples (jeez, what's that all about?) this is not even mildly scary to the experienced horror reader. Even my girlfriend who is easily scared shitless by anything remotely creepy found some of the scenes I gave her to read absolutely preposterous. Add to that a predictable plot and finale, logic holes all over the place, uninspired and mediocre writing as well as the desperate attempt at trying to say something "more" even if is a pretentious mess and you have nearly all the reasons in place why most of today's horror fiction is downright laughable. This is washed-out, harmless and easy to consume mainstream horror by the numbers for the generation that thinks "Insidious" and "Paranormal Activity" are the greatest scare flicks ever made. Do yourself a favor and get yourself some Laird Barron, Greg F. Gifune or Thomas Ligotti instead of this plastic crap and see what contemporary horror fiction can do.(less)
Scott I found it condescending. I read Japanese novels, I read Scandinavian novels, I am perfectly capable of "getting" the story if it takes place in a…moreI found it condescending. I read Japanese novels, I read Scandinavian novels, I am perfectly capable of "getting" the story if it takes place in a country foreign to me. Also, I would have loved to get a taste of Dutch culture. As for name pronunciation, who cares? I still don't know how to pronounce the first part of John Ajvide Lindqvist's surname, but I love his books. (less)
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