Dying Words Paperback – 2 Aug 2007
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DYING WORDS is the latest novel from the under-rated master of horror, and rest assured it's another gnawingly scary addition to the canon . . . Hutson's writing is oddly addictive, and over the years he seems to have developed something of a winning formula as far as page turners go. DYING WORDS is no exception. Harrowing and horrific in places, it is only slightly let down by the unlikely revelation at its climax: the mystery is so enjoyable that you actually forget you're reading a straight horror yarn until the supernatural element of the book leaps out at you and goes "urgh!". (SFX)
If you want pacy, explicit, edge-of-the-seat storytelling, Hutson is always a good bet. Great fun. (THE GUARDIAN)
One of the best fiction books of the year (Dark Side)
Shaun Hutson is significantly better than many other Brits. His short, cliffhanger-capped chapters propel you through the story at pace; Hutson takes us, breathless, over the finish line at a point where King or Koontz would still be doing their stretchi (SFX)
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What I thought was going to be a tedious Da Vinci type novel was actually from start to finish a classic Hutson gore fest. This book was very difficult to put down, Hutson fans should buy it now.
If you are a gore fan new to Hutson, this is a good place to start.
Hutson's greatest strength is that he doesn't waste a word, which always makes you feel like you can read a little bit more, then before you know it you're up to the last twenty pages. Others may prize him for his gore but it's quite samey here, the first bloody murder scene does shock a little but after that it's business as usual. Blood becomes so normal you just accept it and move on, and there's few of the affecting descriptions of bullets or blugeons wreaking havoc on the human body as to add to the mystery we're never there when the crimes are comitted.
It all works well, right up until the twist is revealed, then things go downhill very rapidly. You feel cheated, all that investment on your part and carefully built suspense was leading to this? The book deserves a better final third because a good deal of it is quite solid, it's just a shame that the last stretch of it almost makes you forget that.
This one lived up to everything i expected. I must admit that the twist could have been slightly stronger but it was still a rollercoaster.
Looking forward to the next one. XXX