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One of the best horror novels ever!,
This review is from: The Keep (Mass Market Paperback)
Yeah, that sounds like an exaggerated proclamation. But it's true. F. Paul Wilson has a knack for writing thrillers (the "Repairman Jack" series, for example); in "The Keep," he just combines it with some extra-large doses of horror.
In the Romanian mountains, a bunch of Nazis have stumbled upon a deserted structure. Called a "keep"--though that's not what it really is--its purpose is a mystery, as are the strange crosses placed at precise intervals on all the walls. There's also the fact that no birds have nested at the keep, and no one is permitted to stay inside overnight...
But those darn Nazis always were foolhardy. Something is released that first night, something that defies description. It moves stealthily through the shadows, it murders with explicit savagery...and its bloodlust is endless...
Only one mysterious man and one determined Jewish woman can stop this evil...if the time has not already run out...
Evil vs. evil. F. Paul Wilson's "The Keep" is the first novel in what became known as the "Adversary Cycle," a series of loosely based novels all tied together at the end. "The Keep" stands alone, however, as an exemplary example of how a horror novel should be written. Delictable, terrifying, and unforgettable!
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Initial post: Mar 13, 2013 6:51:49 PM PDT
Donald Ewing says:
Thank you for your recommendation. I would not have purchased this without it.
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