Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Reviews Squared

Two new reviews, one for Killer, one for The Caretaker of Lorne Field.

"And it’s a voice that tugs at the reader’s emotions in subtle, contradictory ways, which makes it seem convincing and credible. In addition, the structure of the book, with chapters alternating between the present and past events, enables the reader to get a rounded grasp of March’s persona and his history of violence."

Rob Kitchin's review of Killer can be read over at his The View from the Blue House blog.

"KILLER follows SMALL CRIMES and PARIAH, and the three pack a good dose of nightmare as well as darkness. But it's wise to reserve the word "horror" for the next Dave Zeltserman novel, THE CARETAKER OF LORNE FIELD, his true horror offering of the year. If you're putting in a garden or have ever been awestruck and a little creeped out by how rapidly and voraciously the weeds can grow -- think rainforest, think Scott Smith's THE RUINS -- then THE CARETAKER OF LORNE FIELD is going to ride those images right into your subconscious. At least, it has for me, as well as for Publisher's Weekly and Booklist, both of which call the new work "superb.""

Beth Kanell's review for The Caretaker of Lorne Field can be found on the Kingdom Books blog.


Anonymous said...

Another review that tags Caretaker as horror. You may have to live with that label.

Dave Zeltserman said...

I'm taking Paul Tremblay's word on it. If he says something is horror, it's horror!