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Little Dark Girl: The corner piece of The Grand Puzzle Paperback – August 16, 2013
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It's 18 chapters long, and each one is written with a theme and genre in mind- 1st: fantasy, 2nd: thriller, 3rd: romance, 4th: horror, and so forth- you even have an erotic and, quite frankly pornographic, section half way into the novel- still, every part interconnects and creates one big picture.
It's filled with odd language and even stranger references. There are symbols on top of symbols; small spot that you can easily pass off, or simply dismiss in your first, even second reading. For example even the fact that the book is sectioned into 3 parts, and further on divided into 18 chapters, total, is a clear clue as to the nasty teeth this novel has hidden underneath its layers.
It starts of a bit slow and, although, you feel like there is a paranormal underpinning in every paragraph, its only by the middle of the 4th chapter, wonderfully named: "A voyeur's at the mountains of madness", a clear Lovecraft reference, that you truly start to get a handle on what sort of nasty story your embarking on.
If you really want to read something new, exciting and completely odd- the sort of novel, that will have you looking up factoids on wikipedia- buy this book. Warning, don't read it at night, it sort of crawls under your skin sometimes; plus wait till you realize who one of the narrators is, that's when you'll start reaching for your bedside lamp.
One thing I would strongly advice the author is to obtain a better editor and proof reader; every so often there are some punctuation or misspelled words in the draft.
P.S: there's a photo of the author in the last page, the guy looks like the sort of person that would write a tale a like this; creepy as hell.
You can see the author's many influences (King, Barker, Lovecraft, Borges) - and the author at times clearly quotes or references them.
In all, this one's entertaining and well written.
(Not for the faint of heart: has violence, gore and sexual content).
Anxiously waiting for part two of the trilogy, and more so for his second novel (a Vampire story in Buenos Aires), which, if you follow the writer on twitter, is turning out to be better than this... or at least more insane.