Tim Miller offers up another grand slam of psychotic twists in this his most recent work! The story line is pretty tight, sort of Urban Legends meets Hostel, and I promise it offers up plenty graphic unrelenting horror and gore!
Crystal is a blogger, obsessed with an urban legend, Joel is her Tech geek string along, you know the kind, every girl has one.That guy who comes to the rescue but is never good enough to screw. Sophie is a bit of a bitch, but hey shes Crystals friend, and lets be honest girls like Crystal don't have many friends so she deals with her.
Caleb and Denny are old friends from different sides of the tracks, one privileged beyond imagination, the other middle class and hard working. The boys are on their way out for some male bonding, good times and a some indulgent fun!
Before the night is over these five will cross paths and no one will ever be the same!
One of the things I love about Millers' novels is the continual growth I see in him as a novelist. This story is is thought out on a larger scale than his previous works, showing once again his growth in story telling! It deals with the immediate but also offers you a glimpse at the outreaching scopes and consequences past what you would expect from him.
Finally the last thing that I really adore about Millers works in general, and in this one, is the fact that you honestly never know who to root for. You start out thinking this person or that person is a good decent folk, but by the time youre done with a Miller book you have a momentary feeling of all of humanity being pretty fucked up, given the right circumstances, just to varying degrees! It makes for a quite a wild and interesting ride!
If you are a fan of splatter punk literature, love the gore of Eli Roths' Hostel, or so called torture horror, you will adore this book! Tim Miller is an extreme writer for extreme horror fans, and after reading numerous novels of his I think he is easily one of the most twisted minds I know and love!