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Dead Sea Versus Dead Sea,
This review is from: Dead Sea (Paperback)
I'm surprised that this book hasn't received more attention. There were only 75 limited edition hardcovers and the book hasn't received any marketing effort. While I enjoy Brian Keene as an author, there is no comparison between his Dead Sea versus Tim Curran's. Both are good reads, but it's like comparing Outback Steakhouse to Flemings. Flemings has more meat and is juicier.
Curran's book is based on the story of a cargo ship entering the Bermuda Triangle and reappearing in an alternate dimension. The concept of normal life is immediately replaced by the horror of warped time and space. And what a horror it is! Glimpses of horrific creatures sliding in and out of the ever-present fog quickly evolves into constant terror as the survivors are tested repetitively by escalating challenges. The themes of man against man and man against nature are supplemented by the possibility that humans aren't necessarily at the top of the food chain when multiple universes are pondered.
Curran is a great wordsmith and does a great job fleshing out his characters and this unusual environment. You can feel yourself alongside the characters in the story and wonder how you would hold up to the constant stress and danger faced by them. Do you measure up or are you found wanting?
Find yourself a quiet place in the dark and allow your mind to enter this maze of horror. You won't be disappointed.