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Mr. Shivers

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Publisher Comments:

It is the time of the Great Depression.

Thousands have left their homes looking for a better life, a new life. But Marcus Connelly is not one of them. He searches for one thing, and one thing only: Revenge.

Because out there, riding the rails, stalking the camps, is the scarred vagrant who murdered Connelly's daughter.

One man must face a dark truth and answer the question - how much is he willing to sacrifice for his satisfaction?

Review:

"Set during the Great Depression and reading like a collaboration between Stephen King and John Steinbeck, this remarkably assured first novel relates a good man's desperate travels through the ruins of the American heartland on the trail of his child's murderer. As he tracks the eponymous fiend, Marcus Connelly discovers that he's not the only person whose life the killer has ruined. The Dust Bowl refugees pursuing Mr. Shivers gradually realize that he embodies an elemental force of destruction, and they begin sacrificing their own humanity for the sake of vengeance. The everyday horrors of a deserted, drought-blighted countryside are interrupted by frightening dreams and fragments of disturbing superstitions as Bennett's characters try to articulate what's happening and imagine a way back home. Bennett makes dark fantasy feel like gritty realism, achieving a rare laconic eloquence that will captivate horror readers hungry for new voices." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"A tale of quest anchored in dust-bowl desperation.... Bennett weaves a modern combination of horror, historical fiction and high-fantasy." Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Contagious

Synopsis:

Set against the desolate backdrop of the Great Depression, this debut novel is sure to reignite the horror genre. Mr. Shivers is a chilling and unforgettable figure as haunting as any monster out of mythology.

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About the Author

Robert Jackson Bennett was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but grew up in Katy, Texas. He later attended the University of Texas at Austin and, like a lot of its alumni, was unable to leave the charms of the city and resides there currently.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316054683
Author:
Bennett, Robert Jackson
Publisher:
Orbit
Author:
Bennett, Robert
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
General
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Murder -- Investigation.
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Horror
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20100901
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7 x 4.25 x 1 in 0.38 lb

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Product details 352 pages Orbit - English 9780316054683 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Set during the Great Depression and reading like a collaboration between Stephen King and John Steinbeck, this remarkably assured first novel relates a good man's desperate travels through the ruins of the American heartland on the trail of his child's murderer. As he tracks the eponymous fiend, Marcus Connelly discovers that he's not the only person whose life the killer has ruined. The Dust Bowl refugees pursuing Mr. Shivers gradually realize that he embodies an elemental force of destruction, and they begin sacrificing their own humanity for the sake of vengeance. The everyday horrors of a deserted, drought-blighted countryside are interrupted by frightening dreams and fragments of disturbing superstitions as Bennett's characters try to articulate what's happening and imagine a way back home. Bennett makes dark fantasy feel like gritty realism, achieving a rare laconic eloquence that will captivate horror readers hungry for new voices." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "A tale of quest anchored in dust-bowl desperation.... Bennett weaves a modern combination of horror, historical fiction and high-fantasy."
"Synopsis" by , Set against the desolate backdrop of the Great Depression, this debut novel is sure to reignite the horror genre. Mr. Shivers is a chilling and unforgettable figure as haunting as any monster out of mythology.
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