Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone: A Novel
Shirley Jackson meets The Twilight Zone in this riveting novel of supernatural horrorA village on the Devil‘s Moor: a place untouched by time and shrouded in superstition. There is the grand manor house whose occupants despise the villagers, the small pub whose regulars talk of revenants, the old... show more
Shirley Jackson meets The Twilight Zone in this riveting novel of supernatural horrorA village on the Devil‘s Moor: a place untouched by time and shrouded in superstition. There is the grand manor house whose occupants despise the villagers, the small pub whose regulars talk of revenants, the old mill no one dares to mention. This is where four young friends come of age—in an atmosphere thick with fear and suspicion. Their innocent games soon bring them face-to-face with the village‘s darkest secrets in this eerily dispassionate, astonishingly assured novel, infused with the spirit of the Brothers Grimm and evocative of Stephen King‘s classic short story “Children of the Corn” and the films The White Ribbon by Michael Haneke and Village of the Damned by Wolf Rilla.
Publish date: 2012-09-25
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
Your House is On Fire, Your Children All Gone caught my eye with its title and fittingly creepy cover. But often a cover deceives me. This one delivers on the creep factor and is a quietly dark, infinitely disturbing book. Each chapter is told by one of five friends as they’re coming of age in an is...
short, horrifying in it's quietness. depressing, bleak. 4 stars!
These dark fairy tales, featuring the same group of sadistic children, seemed to work better as short stories than a novel, but I enjoyed the horror of the little German village.
This is a hard one to rate. On the whole this doesn't remind me of the X-files, though it does remind me of that one episode, Home. Yeah, that episode. I found this to be a sickeningly disturbing read. The ending is what makes this hard to rate for me as it does give a little insight as to why all o...
What was a chilling and creepy novel while reading it becomes something somewhat more ethereal and plain once you're done. This is not to say that the book isn't good - it is QUITE good. Very provincial Gothic. It's just that the impact of the stories fade as soon as you're done with the book. B...