I really enjoyed this very intense horror novel. McCammon does a great job of updating Poe's story of the Usher family. I have enjoyed other McCammon novels including Mine, Boy's Life, and Gone South. McCammon's style reminds me a lot of Stephen King and this novel compares favorably with some of King's best. I highly recommend this one!
The House of Usher has towered over a century with its apocalyptic warning against the powers of madness and evil. Yet the House of Usher is no mere tale. And neither did it really fall. Today the House of Usher is a multibillion-dollar corporate empire standing poised on the brink of its most devastating onslaught against an unsuspecting world...crafting fantastic superweapons that can level the planet...summoning demons of destruction from the darkest reaches of the earth. Unless one young heir to the House of Usher can, at long last, break the unyielding spell of terror. Before it breaks him.
Great idea for McCammon--southern-fried sequal to Poe's "Fall of the House of Usher". If you can throw yourself into the plot, it will work for you.