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REVIEW – A Special Place (2010) By Peter Straub

August 24, 2010

THE ZONE have just put up my review of Peter Straub’s novella A Special Place – The Heart of A Dark Matter.

As I mentioned in the post linking to my review of A Dark Matter, A Special Place is a spin-off novella that digs into the past of one of the book’s secondary characters.  Ostensibly a serial killer story, the novella takes a completely different tack to most serial killer films and books by stressing not the otherness of the serial killer but the fact that he is an ordinary person.  An ordinary person with a few quirks who is lead into a life of horror by the same desires and motivations that affect us all.  A Special Place is effectively the story of how love can turn us into monsters.

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