- File Size: 2115 KB
- Print Length: 133 pages
- Publication Date: December 10, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0041T4HIC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,587,314 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Clown Picture Kindle Edition
"Depth of Lies" by E. C. Diskin
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With that said, as a 32 year old female who is frightened of clowns (thanks to S. King's "IT"), I enjoyed the storyline for the following reasons:
1) The author manages to weave together the real and the surreal and maintain a good balance throughout. A normal routine family facing a paranormal and deadly situation told mostly from the perspective of a 9 year old child. The supernatural elements never felt forced, nor did the reactions and dialogues of a 'normal' suburban family. As a result, the reader is easily immersed in the storyline from the beginning.
2) Despite deranged clowns being the centerpiece of many horror novels, the author manages to make the story feel fresh and unique; accomplished by blending true-to-life horror with the paranormal. Deranged killers exist among us-and the author uses these deep-seated, primitive fears of ours as a springboard to launch us into a nightmare world of our own making. In otherwords, our own fears play a role in this book, drawing us in deeper. Whether the author did this intentionally, I do not know - but it is a very effective tactic and always makes for a scarier experience.
***The only gripe about the book I have is that the author's target audience is unclear. At times it reads like a book that is suitable for children, and there is a positive message about courage and bravery that appears to be written for a young audience; however, there are many adult themes thrown in as well. Had the author written
for a target audience, I would have rated this a 4; however, because the book swung back and forth between a book for kids and a book for adults, it did detract from the story a bit and I hope this is something the author considers and avoids repeating in future novels.
Overall, I did enjoy the read and recommend it to other readers as a satisfying way to spend a lazy afternoon. The novel is not perfect by any means but the talent of the author does shine through and the creep-factor is there, especially for those that are freaked out by clowns...and things that go bump in the night...
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