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Dark Hollow
Dark Hollow
Author: Brian Keene
Something very strange is happening in LeHorn's Hollow...  — Eerie, piping music is heard late at night, and mysterious fires have been spotted deep in the woods. Women are vanishing without a trace overnight, leaving behind husbands and families.  — When up-and-coming novelist Adam Senft stumbles upon an unearthly scene, it plunges ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780843958614
ISBN-10: 0843958618
Publication Date: 2/2008
Pages: 384
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3.7 stars, based on 86 ratings
Publisher: Leisure Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Never for the faint of heart Brian Keene amazes again with DARK HOLLOW. The story is a departure from the last book I read by him and is definately nothing I have ever read before. I have seen someone else do this and I like the idea. First sentence: ...Oh well see I can't even type that b/c I think I'd be violating some decency rule on this site. Anyhow, for your money's worth in original, true to the bone (meaning you'll prety much feel like your in the story), sometimes offensive writing then pick up this novel. Any book by this author is worth checking out.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was my first Brian Keene book. I thought it was good, most of the book. I also thought he over did it with the all the sex. Very explicet. There is some creepy elements in the book. I would read another one of Brian Keen's books.
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Helpful Score: 3
So far any book by Keene, has been worth reading. Dark Hollow is no different. Not as many "edge of your seat" moments as others I have read by him. Still very good, he has quite the imagination. Not for people who get "offended" easily. I recommend it.
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Really enjoyed this book. The horror parts were moderately scary, but I liked it more for the relationship of the main characters, how they began as casual friends/neighbors, then grew close as they pulled together as a group to fight the creature. Yes, the book contains many explicit sex scenes involving an *ahem* generously proportioned satyr-like creature, so be warned if you are a person likely to be offended by such. I have read alot worse in bodice-ripper love novels.

The book description really says everything that needs to be said about the plot. It seems like Keene researched and had his own take on mythology and folk (powwow) magic, which I liked.

Last but not least is my favorite character, Big Steve the dog. Lovingly described, he brought a smile to my face several times and I kept wishing I could give him a hug.
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I read all of Keene's books up to this one and even though I liked all of them I just didn't think this one sounded that good. But I decided to read it anyway and I really wish I didn't bother. I didn't find it scary or thrilling but did find it absurd and boring (two words I never thought I would use to describe a Keene book). I also read it when I lost power for 3 days because of Hurricane Sandy. Reading this book just made that situation even more unbearable.
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This is my 2nd Keene book. Liked it better than the first one (The Rising) but only by a little bit. This is not some literary great or a story that will keep with me in the years to come. Instead it was more of a "B" grade horror movie. Great actions, keeps you entertained but at the same time you really don't care what happens to the characters or how great the storyline is just as long as it keeps moving along.
The story starts off with and author out for a walk with his dog finds his neighbor performing fellatio on a statue of a satyr. Which in turn makes it come to life. Then from there all hell breaks loose.
Good read. Looking forwarding to reading the 2nd one in this series "Ghost Walk".
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Decent book overall. I liked the plotline, but it did get rather absurd near the end. Still, it had some scary parts and the characters were quite believable. The end is very good for sure.
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I had this book sitting on my book shelf for quite some time. I was looking for an OOP book by Keene called "The Rutting Season". In talking to a friend on here I found out that these two books were the same. "Dark Hollow" was a reprint of "The Rutting Season". When I heard that I immediately pulled it off the shelf and dived in. It starts with a bang and keeps going. It has a few tense moments where you are wondering how the good guys are going to make it out alive. It has plenty of sex but since that is what the book's villian is about, it was necessary. For people saying that it had too much sex or was graphic, imagine reading a book about a serial rapist with no rape in it. Now what would be the point in that? What a great book from start to finish. Sad and Sinister, right to the last page! Excellent read!


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