Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Review of THE CAPTIVE CONDITION from Cleveland Scene by James Renner:

"Let’s get this part out of the way: this is a breakthrough novel, one that makes a career...The plot is juicy but it’s Keating’s wordplay that draws a reader in. Early reviewers have already compared his command of prose to Franzen or David Foster Wallace...But anyone who’s read classic horror can quickly see he’s more influenced by the words of Poe and Lovecraft than those pretentious Writer’s Lab types...This new novel is a hallucination and certainly reads like a terrible trip, like some early Cormac McCarthy. And it was a hallucination I was delighted to be captivated by for a while."


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