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“Urban Gothic” by Brian Keene

Friday, June 24, 2011 - Book Reading
“Urban Gothic” by Brian Keene

Back of the Book:

When their car broke down in a dangerous neighborhood of the inner city, Kerri and her friends thought they would find shelter in the old dark row house. They thought it was abandoned. They thought they would be safe there until morning. They were wrong on all counts. The residents of the row house live in the cellar and rarely come out in the light of day. They’re far worse than anything on the streets outside. And they don’t like intruders. Before the sun comes up, Kerri and her friends will fight for their very lives… though death is only part of their nightmare.

From Dark Scribe Magazine:

Raw, gritty, and often brilliant . . . Urban Gothic is a tour de force in shock horror.

Pages: 301

Published: 2009-07-28

Format Read: real book

[xrr rating=0.5/5]

The very worst thing about this book is that it is everything. First, it was misshelved in the store – not the books fault, I know, but I would never have bought it if I had known it was a horror book. Second, it’s a horror book and it’s far too graphic for me to sleep soundly after having read it. Third, was it really necessary to describe a deformed giant’s penis in such horrific detail?

The very best thing about this book is the writing, honestly. In almost any other genre of book, I would have been ecstatic to find such detail! Also, this book is no longer in my house (let alone the country) as I shipped it off to the United Kingdom thanks to BookMooch – the best book trading site in the world!!

Challenges:

This book will be placed under the The TwentyEleven Challenge.

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