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A Chilling Tale
on February 8, 2014
This is a chilling tale with many surprises and a lot of violence. I bought the book because this new author was being compared to Cormack McCarthy, a favorite author of mine. Indeed the story is gripping and there are some interesting turns of phrase and there are some twists and turns in the story that keep your engaged and shocked.
I give the writing less than five stars because I find the excessive and unending violence and pain to be finally annoying. And there are some, but very few, redeeming characteristics to these characters. Basically all are very flawed. It is hard to find goodness anywhere in this sad, sad tale. Practically every sin you can think of is packed in here. Even the hopes of the main characters are to find a way to murder the men who murdered their family. Or to be revealed in their own evil.
So no one in this story seems to have any concept of joy or love. A tiny bit of kindness creeps in here and there, but it is tiny and far apart and never gets nourished, only disappointed.