Slade House: A Novel

by David Mitchell | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780812998689 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 10/3/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, October 3, 2022
I found this hardcover in this new-to-me Little Free Library in Hudson NH while dropping off some books of my own, and nabbed it for another release copy.

It's an atmospheric and creepy tale of a house that can only be reached at certain times and by a not-always-visible gate in a dark alley - and that is haunted by the not-quite-gone shades of the previous victims. The story skips years, as the house's denizens only need to - um, feed? - at intervals, but there are connections between the characters in each new segment, and the deviousness of the antagonists is pitted against the growing awareness of the potential victims.

I really liked the way the story unfolded, and found it deliciously unnerving. The interview with the author at the end is also entertaining.

[There's a TV Tropes page on the book, with some entertaining tidbits - but do beware of spoilers.]

Released 2 mos ago (10/7/2022 UTC) at Little Free Library, Electric Ave. in Fitchburg, Massachusetts USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I left this book in the Little Free Library on this bright fall day; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in MA here.]

*** Released for the 2022 Tick Tock challenge, for the embedded "AD" in the title. ***

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