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- Name: Jude Hardin
- Location: United States
Monday, January 16, 2012
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Latest Review for UNBORN
Here's the latest Amazon customer review for my horror novella UNBORN, published under the pseudonym Carson Wilder. Thanks to Upstate "C" for the kind words!
I'm an avid horror fan, and it's hard to congeal my reader's blood, but this little gem did it. The author's voice is sparse, almost flippant, and that kind of writing is immensely effective as he leads the reader through a day in the life of John Rock, reluctant medium and hero. The crimes committed, by innocent people taken over by pure evil, are ingeniously detailed and presented as if we're reading nothing scarier than a walk in the park on a sunny day. It's that simplicity and economy of phrase that elevates murder to almost an art form. Less is more, and Mr. Wilder proves it. He doesn't skimp on shock value but he also avoids the ten-page set-up, thankfully. His scenes grab you right away and suck you in. Before you know it, you're looking out through a murderer's eyes and waiting for your heart to stop pounding.
I read this book in one fevered sitting, and did so late at night, my preferred time for horror. I had a tough time falling asleep. That tells me if what I've just read is good horror.
This is good horror. Don't miss out. It's not for the faint of heart and it's going to squick you out in places, but don't let that stop you. And, really, if you needed something not for the faint of heart, you wouldn't be reading horror in the first place, right?