Fantastic atmosphere and ideas.,
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This review is from: The Picture of Contented New Wealth: a Metaphysical Horror (Zero Books) (Paperback)
A thoroughly interesting and enjoyable tale of demonic possession and the empty souls which fill our capitalist society.
Much of the book paints a lovely, bleak picture. The house, the demons in the walls, the possession itself, a fantastic scene in a department store. The atmosphere was pervasive through the book as the main characters saw everything and everyone around them tainted by/after their experiences.
Only criticism: A lot of the time I found the dialogue quite bland. There were occasional well written interchanges, but I felt that there was just a bit too many "My God man! You can't be serious! This is crazy!" conversations going on, some of which were only there so a character could reply or interject a great philosophical epiphany. So they ended up a bit heavy-handed.
I also thought it ended a bit too quickly, and while another reviewer commented that they liked the openness of the ending, I would have loved some more closure - good or bad.
In summary: Good book! Creepy read. Very glad I supported an independent publisher and author.