The Red Tree
Publish date: August 4th 2009
Publisher: Roc Trade
Pages no: 385
Edition language: English
After managing to overcome my extreme distaste for the cover (possibly the worst horror cover I've ever encountered) I plunged into the novel not knowing what to expect but trusting the judgement of the person who recommended it to me.This story managed to maintain a healthy respect for the traditio...
I have to say that this story's lead character just didn't work for me. The not working had nothing to do with the characters sexuality but everything to do with her pretty abrasive personality. I was somewhat misled by the cover, expecting a paranormal novel, so finding that it was actually a dar...
Despite the misleading cover art The Red Tree is a very intelligent and skillfully done horror tale that's low on gory trappings and has much of the subtlety and atmosphere of dread that's always driven the best gothic fiction. Plenty scary, too, with a few details (the old canning jars of pickles, ...
A psychological horror w/ reasonably interesting characters & many literary allusions. When I read it I thought some of Sarah's early experience has an authentic feel & might be somewhat based on the author's own.
September 11, 2012 (9:59 a.m.)When I finished 'The Red Tree', besides anything else I was feeling, I immediately had an imaginary scenario in my mind of butcher block that is evidently used for prepping various meats. The butcher block is covered with slash marks of different colors, shades and dept...
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