Brat Farrar (bratfarrar) wrote,
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reviewish: The Hollow Places

Just read ursulav's The Hollow Places, and it's a brilliant bit of "reality is too thin and I can see things I should not be able to see and if I'm not careful they'll see me too, and if they do, being eaten is the best I can hope for" horror. Also a love-letter to weird small-town museums and taxidermy. Best way I can describe it is "what if The Magician's Nephew was an adult horror novel instead of a children's fantasy story?" with elements of Lovecraft and a tiny smidgeon of Stargate.

And if you like it, her other horror novels The Twisted Ones and The Seventh Bride are also excellent--the latter with a bit more of a fairy-tale twist, but still plenty of creep factor.
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