Passable Fantasy Horror,
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This review is from: The Keep (The Adversary Cycle Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
I tried 'The Keep' mostly out of curiosity. Having caught the movie version, Directed by Michael Mann and featuring Ian McKellen but never released on DVD, on TV decades ago I was intrigued to see how the book measured up; especially since its gained something of a reputation as a classic of the genre.
Having now read the book I can say that its a passable but rather pedestrian fantasy horror novel. The story is rather predictable and there's a slight lack of genuine scares or a truly unsettling atmosphere, but the characters are reasonably well drawn and the whole thing is generally entertaining.
Does it deserve to be considered a classic? No. Is it worth picking up? Only if like me you've seen the movie and are curious about the book its based on, or have nothing better to read. Its not a bad book but nor is it anything particularly special.