by Peter Clines
Published June 5, 2012 by Permuted Press
WHO: Nate Tucker…
WHAT: moves into an old apartment building…
WHERE: in L.A….
WHEN: in modern day 21st century
WHY: because the rent is cheap…
HOW: and precedes to makes friendships and notice odd things about his apartment and others’ places as well.
+ This novel is Fun as in Buffy the Vampire Fun! In fact I could see Joss Whedon taking this and making it into a movie 🙂
+ The story draws upon many iconic sources (Shirley Jackson, H.P. Lovecraft, Kafka…) but manages to make it all work in a fresh new way. There are elements of horror, yes; but it is also something of a mystery, a work of speculative fiction with a dash of steampunk and maybe could even be considered a bit of a thriller… it manages to go to all these places literarily speaking and surprise you without it seeming forced.
– I really can’t tell you anything about the story itself without spoiling it —- other than it’s not a zombie novel. It’s difficult to recommend without a tagline of some sort so you just have to take the word of the person who’s recommending it to go “Just read it!”
OTHER: I purchased a print copy of 14 (by Peter Clines) from AMZN. I receive no monies, goods or services in exchange for reviewing the product and/or mentioning any of the persons or companies that are or may be implied in this post.
I have challenged myself to read forty books this summer. Many books will be backlist titles as I’m trying to clear the stacks; but I have no doubt that new releases will make their way in too! 😉