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The Hollows by [Napier, Barry]
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Product Details

  • File Size: 430 KB
  • Print Length: 159 pages
  • Publication Date: April 2, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007QYPTTA
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Book Review: The Hollows by Barry Napier
Reviewed by J Bryden Lloyd

Writing Style - 4.0/5.0 (Very Good)
A very skilful blend of the supernatural and tension is coupled up with some nicely thought-out characters, to make this into a book worth reading.
Although this is not a genre I tend to read a great deal of, when I do I like to be entertained and Napier certainly managed to do that with this genuine page-turner.
The dialogue is considered and pulls you in nicely to the atmosphere of the scene. The characters are filled with just enough flaws to make you think twice about what they might do next, and the scene-building as of a high standard throughout.

Character Development - 4.5/5.0 (Excellent)
I liked all the characters in this work. I even had an uncomfortable fondness for the bad-guy, which is testament to the writing of this particular character being far superior to the others.
The mother character was one of the quickest introductions and you do get a lot of background which perhaps paints her as being a little bland. Nevertheless, she does develop into a more rounded character as the story progresses.
The two police officers are good as supporting characters and you get to know enough about them to keep your interest in them.
As for the character who is central to the plot; young Casey is very nicely drawn, and as an unwilling participant in the main plot, the author builds him very nicely into a very conflicted person, torn between doing what he knows he must, or putting trust in the possibility that everything will be alright in the end.

Descriptive - 4.0/5.
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The Hollows starts with us being introduced to Richard Dansky looking at the sunrise from his porch. The first paragraph is beautifully written and hooks the reader in. We then learn that Richard, who loves his son Casey very much, is going to do something to him, possibly kill him.

The books centers around a place called the Hollows, a cursed place that the whole town seems to know about but never speak of. And it is here that Richard plans to take his son. He manages to steal him right out from under Casey's mother's nose, and for much of the story we read as she tries to get him back, with the help of two police officers, Nelson and Moreno.

There are some faults though. The cops in the book, Moreno and Nelson, are so similar I sometimes forgot who was who, and everyone speaks the same way; meaning that dialogue is never used to reveal character. Oddly enough, it is Richard, the antagonist in the story, who the reader most emphasizes with. The mother is a fairly typical mother-character, without faults or desires of her own and so she falls a little short of being complete.

The book closes with a standoff in the legendary Hollows, and a surprising and satisfying resolution.

Overall, an exciting and quickly-read story of the supernatural and a small-town curse.
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I have this rating because I mostly enjoyed the book. I felt parts were a little slow, but I stayed, wanting to know more. I recommend to anyone who likes a sixpence book. Good Job Berry. I can't wait to read another!!
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