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Edge of Seat Stuff
on 17 August 2011
I was surprised that in the Kilbourn/Crouch Q&A at the back of the book the mentioned negative reviews to the Cut version of Serial. What did people think it would be about - Corn Flakes? I personal read this after reading Afraid, the Trapped by Kilborn and was blown away by them both. I was also relieved. Why relieved? I just think that so much of adult life these days is 'kid friendly' whether you have children or not. Adults alone aren't longer money-makers anymore. I'm over 21 and pay my taxes, so since I love horror it's really nice to see someone really go for it and write something that's unsensored, exciting, and gory. Most horror novels are written with 'how to this will play for the 15 or under market in a film' in mind. That doesn't work for me any more.
Serial is such a good read and both writers mix horror and humour with good results. If you've read either of these authors individual works, it's definately worth reading Serial just to watch some familiar characters interact with each other. I now feel propelled to read Crouch's work just to find out more about several characters in the book and trace their individual progression in to twisted monsters.