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Lakebridge: Spring (Supernatural Horror Literary Fiction) Kindle Edition
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-Becca C. Smith, Author of Riser
About the Author
- ASIN : B005067PJS
- Publisher : Red Frog (April 25, 2011)
- Publication date : April 25, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 510 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 262 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #24,002 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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“For that matter, it was not the result of some deranged local hermit who lived in a forest shack somewhere in the vicinity of the bridge and ate venison when he could find it or his own stockpile of homemade maple syrup created from his great-grandfather’s recipe which allowed for a bit of fermentation giving the syrup a little kick when applied to the buttermilk pancakes he would make from boxes of mix he stored in the shed next to the gallon upon gallon of red paint that he would secret out to the Lakebridge every spring just after the thaw and repaint it and coat I to protect from the upcoming year’s wear and tear.”
I have no desire to continue this series.
This is a story where everybody, including the moose wandering by the bridge in question, has a story to tell. Natasha certainly is not afraid to spread out her viewpoints and experiment with some unusual narrative choices. It's a bit of a quirky approach, in a David Lynch kind of way, but it really works. To continue along that vein for a moment, this is a story to become lost in, to immerse yourself in, to really 'hear' inside your head. Yes, there are some exceptionally long passages, but if you read them to yourself, even silently, rather than just scanning them for key words (as so many of us are prone to do), you'll quickly come to appreciate that Natasha isn't just writing a book . . . she's telling you a story.
The balance of emotions represented in the story is almost perfect. Natasha offers up plenty of tension here, and some scenes of high drama, but she smartly uses moments of humour (both subtle and absurd) to give the reader time to breathe.
I am hoping that there is a little more history in the 2nd book, I think it would up the suspense.
Overall, it was an enjoyable read. It wasn't quite what I was expecting, the book kept on introducing new characters and only at the very end did they all play out. It left me a little melancholy, but I look forward to reading the 2nd book.
The characters are very real people and you can't help but feel like you know each of them. The suspense builds in a leisurely fashion that holds you just as tightly as the ones that go at break neck speed. Anyone could become a victim and you learn early on that maybe everyone will be harmed. But you go on hoping right to the end that certain characters will still be there when the story is done.
Being from Vermont I wanted to read this to be able to visualize things better, and I could. The descriptions of the landscape and town made me think I almost knew which town it was. I may take a ride to look for it because such a good job was done.
If you like almost believable horror, this one will satisfy you for sure.