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Blood Kin Kindle Edition
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The story itself is quite simple. Sadie's uncle is the Preacher in those parts (Appalachian Mountains), pure evil incarnate. He needs to be stopped or everything and everyone will cease. I'm obfuscating a little on purpose as to not give anything away.
The story is a slow burn but never tedious. You're either in or you're missing out. His style is dense, rhythmical and demands that you get "into it." I've always believed that repetition --up to a point-- builds tension. I don't mean the story is repetitive. I mean that Tem slowly builds each chapter to its gradual peak and then eases us into the next chapter and starts again. The story ends in a climax to end all climaxes.
I'm going to leave you with a quote from the book: "It was a demonstration of empathy, and how strange empathy was, because you could never predict, could you, what went on in other people's heads."
Generous, rich and powerful story telling. A+.
What are the secrets that Sadie is trying to impart to her grandson, Michael, and what does it have to do with a chained and padlocked box in an old shed in the middle of the kudzu...kudzu that, more and more, seems to have a mind and will of its own. What really happened back in the 1930's that something is abbout to "awaken" and come after them? Will Michael be able to hear the whole story in time to stop the terrible thing that is coming?
This story starts out a bit slow at first, but it pulls you deeper and deeper into the world it creates. This would make for a very creepy movie. This one is definitely not a book you want to read late at night.
Michael Gibson cares for his grandmother, Sadie. She’s old, sick, and on the verge of dying, but she clings on to life, with one last story to tell. The more she tells Michael about the history of his family, about an iron-bound crate buried four feet deep in a small shack, about mountain people he never even knew, the more he begins to realize the story’s importance. Not just for him, but for everyone in the valley.
What bothered me the most about the story is how disjointed it feels. I realize I’m not the first reviewer commenting on this, but it’s the truth. The first part of the book is mostly historical fiction, Southern gothic, with only a hint of the horror to come. It starts out strong, then the middle part drags on, expanding upon certain themes I’m not sure had to be expanded on, and then the end is one dashing scene of horror after the other. As if the book exists of two seperate genres smashed together in a less than favorable execution.
If the book had stuck to one genre, and would’ve been a bit shorter (the middle part really drags on), it would’ve been great. As it stands now, it’s a decent read, but not spectacular.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.