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.
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.
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.
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.
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.