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The main element of the story is a bunch of otherwordly creatures. The writer tries to depict them as truly alien and horrible, but many times they just feel as if they are nothing more than the results of a random-monster-generator. And because of their behavior (kill or turn the victim) at times the novel reads as a weak zombie tale - although these monsters are not undead.
The primary problem is that all the characters in "Tormented" are uninteresting and sometimes boring ones. There is no one to root for, because the reader just doesn"t care about anyone. This kills all the excitement one supposed to feel.
As for the gore - it is not so extreme and, apart from a certan brain surgery scene, not too effective. The "dinner scene" in Mr. Mountford's first novel was much better written.
And some personal preference problems in the end. There are a few parts written in italics. While I understand the choice - setting apart some scenes from the main storyline - I don't feel that it is needed. The reader would understand these even if they were written in normal type. I find reading in italics tiresome.
And my other subjective gripe is the lack of women. This is an all-male novel. I don't write this out of some PC or feminist purpose. Simply, I just like ladies in horror.
It must be noted that this is the author's third full length (more than 200 pages long) novel within less than a year. (The other two are "Horror in the Woods" and "The Deominc".) So I feel that Mr. Mountford ran out of steam. But it is no surprising, three novels in such a short time is more than breakneck speed and no one is a storytelling machine. He has showed his talent in his first novel and I think that if he gave some time to gather more creative energies he would be able to create a much more memorable novel.
A new drug is used on the inmates but is causing more insanity rather then hope for a cure.
Will Adrian figure out whats really going on and escape the madness or will he become a part of it?
Pick this up... You won't stop till its done!