- File Size: 280 KB
- Print Length: 79 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Nightscape Press; First edition (January 9, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 9, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009WVHYPW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,650,429 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Not since Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas have I encountered a story with such perfectly executed tone, and a story's character with so spot-on a voice. However, the similarities between these writers' books end with their excellence. Koontz's Odd Thomas is a living person who sees dead people. Giglio's Edgar is a ghost who sees living people.
Edgar is haunted by the living, trapped in Sunfall Manor with a ragged collection of humanity's dregs. Night after night, in a sick-making cycle of despair, loneliness and angst, Edgar travels from apartment to apartment in a forced voyeurism, hoping to find some clue to his imprisonment.
But enough of that. Joe McKinney said it all clearer and better in his fine introduction to this story. If you've never heard of Peter Giglio, buy the book for McKinney's intro. Then read the rest of the book...you'll be glad you did. And be glad you made Peter Giglio's acquaintance. And be very glad he is writing, and getting better with every book.
This book is short - maybe too short? There really isn't enough time to develop the tenants as anything other than sad, pathetic, disturbed individuals. Sure, they all have a story, but they're really short stories. Even Edgar's story is really brief, especially considering he's the main character. However, I found the brief glimpse into Sunfall Manor enjoyable enough for me to pick up the sequel. That's got to be saying something.
Now for the good-
Giglio's second half of the story really shows off his great talent. Once the main voice of the tale finds what he's been looking for, everything (vocab, prose, characters) rolls along at a great pace, and I felt like I was in the hands of a master. I found the last quarter of the book extremely satisfying.
Overall, it almost seemed to me like the author may have written the two halves of the book at different times. Maybe even at different stages of his skill. Be that as it may, it is only one man's opinion.
Sunfall Manor is an fantastic read, and short too, so anybody with a little time on their hands is sure to be amazed!
I enjoyed this book very much. It was creepy and the stories just raised the hair on the back of my neck. Although I didn't see many details about my native Nebraska in the book, it was awesome. Looking forward to more from Giglio.