Sunday, October 24, 2010
"Trapped" by Jack Kilborn (@jakonrath)
And holy cow, Jack Kilborn (J.A. Konrath) does. If you like going camping, I'm going to tell you this right now: do not read this book if you want to be able to sleep out in the wilderness ever again.
So, for you thriller readers, I would say that this goes beyond thrills, beyond horror and into a new category all it's own. Let's call it screaming night terrors. Okay, I need something punchier, but you get the idea. This novel is one of the few that I wanted to finish reading quickly in order to NO LONGER LIVE IN FEAR. Finishing it is a little bit like the relief after having a dislocated shoulder snapped back in place.
Don't get me wrong. It is a thrill ride and a half. Just don't expect to be coddled at any point.
Now, for the rest of you who are probably thinking, "Okay, there is no chance whatsoever that I will read this book," let me tell you a trio of things. One, it's Halloween. If you're ever going to take a chance on horror, now is the time to do it. Two, the gore here is very well done. Sort of a gosh-I'm-embarrassed-I-liked-that-so-much kind of thing. Like Pulp Fiction. And third and lastly, this novel is $2.99 on Smashwords. Yes, you read that right. Three bucks. So take the plunge. Even if you don't like the water, you're not out much.
Now please excuse me while I go burn all my camping gear.