Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Never Stay At a New Hotel

Gina Wohlsdorf “Security” (Algonquin Books, 2016)

Maybe I’ve watched too much genre entertainment, but when I’m introduced to a fantastic state of the art building that is about to open, I know that people are going to die.

Surprise! They do!

What we have here is a literary attempt to write a slasher novel (do they still use the term Splatterpunk?) While I’ve seen some rave reviews of this, for me it just never quite happened.
Maybe it was the tone of the piece which felt distancing.  Maybe it was just a bit too classy & I needed to it to be a bit trashier.

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