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the Key to everything by Alex M. Kimmell
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Aug 11, 2013

really liked it

Alex Kimmel has created a fun, chilling trip down the rabbit (or squirrel) hole with this story. Falling between "House of Leaves" and The Grudge in strange, multi-plane weirdness, "The Key to Everything" starts off moderately creepy and just ramps up from there. It also hearkens to mind the middle book of the Elric Saga as well as Alex introduces us to a fairly long cast of players, but slowly.

As you can imagine, the larger the cast gets, the more likely things are going to become dire in a horror novel. My biggest suggestion in reading this is do NOT discount the children. They aren't mere fixtures, some are vital players, which is truly refreshing.

This tale is not as convoluted as the triply-nested "House of Leaves" story but you can wind up needing a score card towards the end with the quick pacing. This is a book best read when well-rested, even if you are tempted to push on while tired. The tale is a good romp and if you like haunted houses, strange goings on, and leap-at-you off the page effects you will like this one. Oh, and watch out for squirrels...and keys made of shark's teeth.
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August 11, 2013 – Shelved
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August 15, 2013 – Finished Reading

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