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Devil Tree by Steve Vernon
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bookshelves: magical-realism, horror, standalone, arc, indie

In a valley near a river int he wood near Indian territory lies a tree. A tree that sends out its roots throughout the valley and demands blood. It is in this valley that the godsman Lucas and his wife Tamsen find themselves wrecked and at the mercy of not just the man Jonah Duvall and his Indian bride Jezebel, but also at the mercy of the tree.

I decided to dip my toe into magical realism with this book to see if I like it, and alas discovered I do not.

The book itself is well written exploring serious themes and with a complex structure, but the style is simply something I have discovered I do not enjoy.

Overall, this is a well-written story that will appeal to fans of both the grotesque and magical realism. You must have a tough stomach to be able to handle this tale, but also an ability to immerse yourself in a world of magic just below the surface.

Check out my full review. (Link will be live on February 29, 2012).

Note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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