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More About the Author
Author of numerous novels, novellas and a collection of short stories, The Vision and Other Tales. Brother Lowdown, published by St.Martin's, was nominated by HWA for Best First Novel. Other works include Borderland, The Moons of Summer, Nightmare and The Neighborhood. Novellas include The Rift, Ghost of the Rock, Dogstar Bender, Betsy Klausmeyer's Cellar, The Bear, The Crypt Thieves, Curse of the Alastor and more.
Pseudonyms include S.J. Strayhorn (Black Night, published by Kensington) and Dylan Harson (Kansas Blue published by Dutton)
Top Customer Reviews
The old guard wants to retain its old (evil) ways of life -- which includes cannibalism -- while the unsuspecting "outsiders" are trying to make sense of the sly external appearances of normalcy and depraved, predatory instincts that masquerade as long standing town tradition. It's interesting that at the centerpiece of this self-righteous butchery is a frail-looking old man who you'd otherwise consider harmless. For the townsfolk, killing and other vile acts are like a religion to be followed without question or hesitation, lest they themselves become the hunted. This remorseless way of life was also meant to be passed down the generations, ideally to a male progeny who would then be tasked with continuing this brutal legacy.
Epperson's story goes into areas that King's novels seldom do, which is why I was reminded of the works of Bentley Little, another horror maestro from the time. In a way, you might say that if you combine King with Little, you'd get an SK Epperson novel.
Written way back in 1992, you might have a passing thought or two (at least I did) that this novel wouldn't have got the attention it deserved when it was first released because King's works were so overwhelmingly popular back them.Read more ›
the style is unique and leads you through the story..this is 'horror' fiction so for some it may not
be as interesting as others...but i liked it and think others might, too.