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A House at the Bottom of a Lake

by Josh Malerman

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I'm not sure I would have heard of this book or found it on my own. The only reason I picked it up was because an editor who rejected one of my short stories mentioned in his note that my writing reminded him of this book, so I was curious.

I was riveted from the first chapter. It's a quick read and a really fascinating premise. I had a little trouble suspending disbelief at first but I could definitely see the parallels between my own writing and Mr. Malerman's. I do think there were other, more efficient paths the author could have taken that would have made the character's journey more believable, but ultimately, I was able to step away from reality and get into the story. I'm happy that the editor mentioned this as I think I'll enjoy his other works too. So, Yay! A new author to follow. :)

I don't like to include spoilers in my reviews, but I will say this: If my writing leaves readers with the same feeling I had at the end of this book, I've got some stuff to work on. To me, there were still way too many unanswered questions at the end of this novel. It was confusing and really ambiguous. I don't mind endings that make me think or leave me questioning whether what I had believed throughout the journey was true, but the ending here was a let down. So be warned ahead of time if you choose to read this. The writing is good, but I kind of felt like maybe he didn't know how to end it so he just stopped writing and that made me sad. I would happily have read more if it provided some sense of closure. ( )
  Melynn1104 | Jun 28, 2017 |
A novella that seems to fall somewhere between coming-of-age fantasy and horror. I won't lie, I'm not even sure that I understood what this book is about, but it's so well written that I don't care that I don't understand what it means. Coming to the climax of the story, I simply could not read fast enough; Malerman creates such a sense of immediacy that it would have been impossible to put the book down by the second half. ( )
  tapestry100 | Jun 22, 2017 |
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