Publish date: 2015-12-11
Publisher: Valancourt Books
Pages no: 151
Edition language: English
Toplin by Michael McDowell is more akin to the weird writings of Thomas Ligotti than mainstream horror fiction. The narrator in the story (we never actually get to know his name) lives a life of solitude and order and is consumed by the acute symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a feeling that...
Toplin is weird. I enjoyed it, a lot, in fact-but I'll be damned if I can put my finger on why. Part of the reason, for sure, is because it's different. Yes, there is an unreliable narrator but he's so far away from the usual unreliable narrator, they're not even in the same ball park. There is a ...