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- Print Length: 528 pages
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- Publisher: Brian D Holland (November 19, 2013)
- Publication Date: November 19, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AZOZ6LY
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Up to the chapter that I stopped at it was an absolute page turner!
I'll be back with a full review once I finish.
Happy reading to all...Enjoy The Three Doors!
It is important that I be clear that I am not a "Christian" as many people are. In my mind, any creature capable of creating the absolute wonder of universes without end is so far beyond our comprehension as to be totally incomprehensible to a mere human. Hence, I rarely pay attention to Christian metaphors and belief systems. Too much cruelty and hatred for my sensibilities. However, one cannot grow up in the world we have without being subjected to the trials and tribulations of the Christian/Jewish/Hebrew/Muslim mindsets and belief systems. Especially those concepts regarding "good" and "evil". Everyone is so sure they are right, they are willing to commit the most horrendous acts to prove their own 'holiness.'
Mr. Holland is well versed in the horrors of the twisted in religion and uses his knowledge to great effect in "The Three Doors." This book is definitely a morality play. The lines between good and evil are sharply drawn within the construct of "God" and "Lucifer" using characters you either love or hate. The scene is set in a "small-town America" that anyone could recognize and identify with, thus adding to the creepy feeling engendered by the book. There is definitely horror laced throughout the book which will be deeply satisfying for any horror aficionado. But what I really liked about it is the "creepy" factor that kept me reading when I would have otherwise stopped to do things like eat and sleep.
Overall, the book as much to recommend it. The writing is good, the characters are solidly written and in their way believable. This definitely isn't a book for children, as it is both frightening and bloody as well as containing some really twisted sex scenes. For a horror novel, Mr. Holland truly makes you feel the horror. It is scary, suspenseful and often creepy. I applaud Mr. Holland for a well written, gripping tale!
Blood, gore, sex scenes and deep evil enclosed. If you love a good horror novel, this is a must read.
The tale is a classic good vs. evil tale as each group tries to stop the other. Thrown in here are demons, posession, gruesome murder, drug use, rape and implied sexual abuse of children, so the book is not perhaps for all audiences. However, you can't honestly convey a sense of the true depths of depravation, perversion and evil of the group if you can't tell the reader of their acts, so that the reader can generate their own sense of revulsion for the group. So I can understand the author's intent in including some of this content.
For the most part, the book reads quickly, with fairly short chapters. There are a couple of typos, but nothing earth shattering. I should mention that the first page is overly descriptive and florid - from the "cerulean sky", the "bellfry's carillon melody" and the "ever so jovial Reverend William Lockwood" as a few examples....I was afraid that the rest of the book would be bogged down with descriptions, but fortunately this was not the case - the rest of the book was fine, so I urge you to continue on and not be put off by the first page.
For the most part, the characters were fairly believable, although there must be some element of suspension of belief in some of the creatures and powers that are used in the story. Did it do well as a supernatural horror story? Absolutely! There were definitely a number of creepy moments in there...and I thought the interaction between Jared and his car was neat, and vaguely reminiscent of Stephen King.
The only reason that I shaved off a star is the heavy religious/Christian message/references at the end of the book. I respect the author's religious beliefs, but not everyone is as enthusiastic concerning religion.
That being said, it was still an enjoyable book and would recommend it.