Well, I read Come Closer
by Sara Gran.
It was a very quick read--I finished it in a few hours--and not at all what I was expecting.
When I started reading, the style struck me as very noir-ish--first-person, matter-of-fact--not what I would expect from a horror novel.
And sure enough, it basically turned out to be demonic noir--as if James M. Cain had written Rosemary's Baby
. In fact, it reminded me strongly of Jason Starr's Hard Feelings
, with a supernatural twist. And now that I think about it, it also reminds me of William Hjortsberg's Falling Angel
, which was filmed as Angel Heart
In retrospect, I shouldn't have been so surprised. Gran's second novel, Dope
, is a more traditional noir.
Quite a good little novel. I didn't find it as scary as the blurbs indicated, but it was
creepy, and a real page-turner.