Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Birthing House: It's Expecting You

In my column over at Dark Scribe magazine this month, I reviewed Christopher Ransom's wonderful horror novel, The Birthing House, released just a couple of weeks ago by St. Martin's Press. If you need some thought-provoking chills to cool you down this summer, pick up a copy of The Birthing House.

"When I read the synopsis of The Birthing House, and saw its moody cover, my hopes were high for a quality horror story, a ghost story that might rival say, oh, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House.

"And I was not disappointed. Although Ransom’s book is not a serious contender for iconic contemporary haunted house story (as Jaskson’s was), it is original, extremely well-done from a writing craft standpoint, and, like The Haunting of Hill House, uses the fears and psychological make-up of its characters to bring readers their most terrifying and disturbing thrills..."

Read my complete review here.

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