A great book - but not a great edition,
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This review is from: Survivor (Paperback)
I first read this book in 2006 when it was printed by Leisure & I loved it. It's extreme but not simply for the sake of it, it has heart and it is quite moving at times. I am also a fan of Deadite press...however...
The cover states this is the authors preferred text & in the preface he says this edition should be considered definitive as it corrects a number of embarrassing errors that were in the previous Leisure edition. It does correct some errors but inserts a whole bunch of new ones that were not in the Leisure version. For example one character who only knows another by the surname Smith suddenly starts referring to him by a first name she is not aware of & wasn't using in the previous paragraph. In the Leisure version of the same scene this doesn't happen so why was it changed for this edition ? Is she suddenly psychic ? On many occasions character surnames change & then change back. It makes for a jarring & confused read. Throw in a few layout issues (text over a chapter number for example) & two chapter thirteens and Mr Gonzalez's claim this edition has corrected all embarrassing errors and is definitive seems somewhat hollow.
Anyway the actual story itself is great & I consider "Survivor" to be one of the best horror novels of the last ten years. I would however recommend the Leisure version over this one and I hope one day a truly definitive version will see print.