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What's "The Black Triangle?"
BrokenTune 9 months ago
The Black Triangle is a part of underbelly New York (this is set in 1882) which is "a little space that lies west of MacDougal, between say Canal and Bleecker Streets. We’re not so very far away from it as we sit here now. The judge— you wouldn’t remember him, Duncan— who had it before me, called it the ‘Black Triangle’ because of its shape and the amount of crime there.”
That's one hell of a cover; that much is for sure ...

So how much of an actual "horror" element is there? It does sound and look tempting ...
BrokenTune 9 months ago
I LOVE that cover.

The book is tagged horror and I am sure it is the right tag, but there has been no "gore" so far (touch wood!). It is a very, very dark story set amongst a New York version of Victorian Whitechapel, if that makes sense. It's packed with thieves, prostitutes, rag collectors, abortionists, pawn brokers, people selling corpses to medical students, ... , presbyterian ministers lording it over people, creepy politicians, ...

There are oodles of atmosphere, much more than actual descriptions of ... horribleness. Weird and gripping. Like a mixture of Godfather, Sweeney Todd (without the gore), Fingersmith, and, weirdly, with a hint of Fried Green Tomatoes...that may just been in my head, tho.

It also has a political edge.
BrokenTune 9 months ago
It's also darkly comical.
OK, I guess I'm sold. :) Well, fingers crossed -- at least if there continues to be no gore (at least no "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" style gore) until the end!
BrokenTune 9 months ago
Oh, gee, I hope not!! But, the plot has just thickened, as they say, to where there may be a hanging - if the accused is convicted...

I hope you'll like it.
Hahaha, I think I'll hold my horses until you're done with it. :D
BrokenTune 9 months ago
Muahahaha. The revenge part has just started. It's bloody, but not actually as horrible as Sweetheart, Sweetheart ... and there is an element of self-defence in it.
Ooookaaayyy ...
Obsidian Blue 9 months ago
Great looking cover.
BrokenTune 9 months ago
Stunning, isn't it? :)
Char's Horror Corner 9 months ago
My grin is SO BIG right now. :) :)
BrokenTune 9 months ago
Hehe. I can imagine. :D