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Hell Train by Christopher Fowler
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Mar 06, 2012

really liked it

Great horror novel, definitely in a similar vein as Hammer's other monster classics. With its motley crew of deadly and monstrous passengers, this is one train you don't want to board. I especially loved the short cameo appearances of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, discussing their roles in the proposed "film." The prose is sometimes hard to follow, as are the transitions between the frame story and the main plotline, but overall, a well written, entertaining book.

Shortly after finishing the novel, I came across a VHS tape of Horror Express, a 1972 horror film (about a train and strange humanoid) that stars, yup, both Lee and Cushing. Intriguing!!

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