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Not so enjoyable in places,
This review is from: Haunted (Paperback)
I had read many reviews about how sick and twisted this book was but other that 2-3 of the short stories I really didn't find this. Many of the stories relate to how people react to different scenarios in life, and they serve to make you think about how you would respond. The style of the novel took a while to get used to - a short section about a group of writers at a retreat and their decline in to a form of madness, a poem about one of the characters and then a short story about the same character. Each of the poems and short stories give you an insight into each of the characters and how they respond to being trapped at the retreat. I couldn't bring myself to like any of the characters but I think this is the point. At no time are you meant to be rooting for any of the characters to escape - many of them are depraved characters in their own right and only applied to go on the retreat was to boost their own self serving nature. A good insight into human nature and a very interesting, if not always enjoyable read once you get used to the format of the book.