for quite a while i've wondered where i belong.
i'm not a mystery writer.
i'm kind of suspense.
when international thriller writers came along i was...thrilled. i thought i'd found my home.
but i actually think thriller is something that isn't so much a genre as it is a way to better define a book within a particular genre. political thrillers, mystery thrillers, science fiction thrillers, paranormal thrillers, literary thrillers. yes, they do exist!
where am i going with this?
for quite a while i've wondered if i don't fit a little more solidly in the horror genre.
and to validate that pondering, i get this fantasic review from
I'm sorry. I realize it's hard for other readers and writers to really care about someone else's reviews, but I still had to share this.
" It all adds up to one helluva HORROR NOVEL, easily the best work I've read in 2006. Frasier is a master storyteller, really painting new Tuonela with rain swept streets and foggy twilights. Her character development of Stroud, the loveable Graham, and the heroic Rachel are building blocks upon which a great mystery can be founded. The vampire myth isn't completely overdone, just something that settles in your mind as you watch it unfold. Old Tuonela is something of which nightmares are built, with Frasier really doing wonders by creating a ghost town that was once home to a madman. The crime scenes are vividly described, really showcasing Frasier's endless knowledge of procedure and investigation. While she does those scenes so well, she also manages to make these characters truly special. As we see Stroud struggle with his disease, she also shows us the heartbreaking side of Graham's broken home. By injecting hope, a bit of romance, and the need to save these characters, she resorts to breathtaking storytelling that is both moving and jolting.
The Last Line - This is just simply a masterpiece. I can't wait for the sequel so I can walk Tuonela's streets again."
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Pale Immortal review
my big problem with horror? i can't say the word. it comes out WHORRRRR. any help in overcoming this obstacle will be greatly appreciated.