Finally, I have to say that there were some things that just didn't quite sit right with me about this book. Chris wants to believe Eileen is still alive. Barry Forshaw of the also drew comparisons, comparing Bennett to and. It just doesn't make sense to me. The pursuit of a mysterious man in gray echoed the beginning of.
The Skullsie Man, the Star Reaper, the Grinning Bone Dancer. So much that I didn't want to put it down. Unfortunately the book just didn't deliver the way I was hoping it would. I loved the cover and the synopsis but unfortunately, Mr Shivers did not deliver. They were never tracking a normal serial killer during the depression, that was obvious from the way that everyone knew who he was and the slightly different ways that they described him. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.
One must burn away everything unessential to the purpose. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. Heavy, but instantly compelling if you're into this sort of thing. Shivers is neo-noir road trip of not-quite-urban fantasy without the kitchen sink, and if that's your sort of thing it's A tightly written and relentlessly paced tour through a Dorthea Lange America watered with magic and spilled blood. But that's about where the comparison would end. City of Stairs was shortlisted for the Locus Award and the World Fantasy Award. However there is a lot to recommend this debut.
The Scarred Man in Gray fled across the Midwestern Plains. He searches for one thing, and one thing only. When he and his wife search New England for the perfect nineteenth-century home, they find no township more charming, no countryside more idyllic than the farming village of Cornwall Coombe. Those looking for an action packed suspense tale may be a bit disappointed. Marcus Connelly is the main protagonist of this tale as he lumbers onwards west in search of a scarred man who took away his daughter from him.
It's not that the idea of these characters are terrible, it's just that they aren't all that well fleshed out. Along the way he joins forces with an unlikely band of hobos who are also out to kill Mr Shivers. Mr Shivers was one of my top ten most anticipated reads of 2010. Robert Jackson Bennett has written a thoughtful horror novel that captures the desperation of the Great Depression and explores our own ambivalence about death and misfortune. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Mr Shivers sounds like it is set against a similar kind of background. Those who do keep it quiet.
Shivers is a matter of only a few days of travel. I admit I have always been, well, a little off-center quite left-leaning, actually , and I might be worse lately. It takes place during the depression, things are not going well and there is an ominous weight that is felt with the fear and frustration wherever you went. Five weeks later, the authorities who rescue the survivors encounter a scene of horror. But when his ex-lover is killed, it's different. However within the first few chapters readers get the drift that there is something more to the story then what is set up for them.
It's meant to be a somewhat foreign place, but still one you recognize. Even though in my experience the epilogue took away some of the powerful imagery of Connelly's fate I felt the book built up tension and reached its possibly only satisfactory conclusion. If you've got a spare credit and are looking for something to pass away a day give it go : 2 of 2 people found this review helpful. This one gets the highest grade I can give it, A+++!! Shivers is Robert Bennett Jackson's debut. Please note this book is over 20 years old. I got this book in a trade, and came away thinking the trader included this as a practical joke, or simply as an attempt to spread the misery. It would be so much easier.
Upon starting the book, there was such a great set up that I found myself pulled into the story line. Only by standing together can the three friends prevent a conflict that would bring total devastation to their city - and the world beyond. All the When I read the description, I figured that this would be an interesting book. And soon he learns that he is not alone. To replace him, gentle reader, it would take another of idealogical purity. Shivers is not something truly original the storyline and its ending is something of a bit of mishmash of Horror, fantasy quest and part allegorical tale.