Book Reviews of The Count of Eleven

The Count of Eleven
The Count of Eleven
Author: Ramsey Campbell
ISBN-13: 9780812521696
ISBN-10: 0812521692
Publication Date: 6/1993
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
A man's obsession with number, especially the number 11, leads him down a path to insanity. His rationalizations for committing murder are simplistic yet disturbing, and Ramsey does a decent job, in my opinion, with character development. The obsession with the number 11 started to get annoying after a while, as most of his thoughts and actions were somehow tied to a number, usually 11 or 13. The ending wasn't quite what I expected and I was a tad disappointed. I also would have liked to have seen a slower progression into the madness... it would have made the character a little more believable. But overall it was a good book I'd recommend to anyone who likes suspense/horror/thriller ficiton. It may make you rethink trashing the next chain letter you get.