Buried eE tale It s not lightntertainment but a work of literary genius a story that has the scope and subtlety to truly haunt you I would definitely buy any new book Mr Stener Carlson publishes I "ve read this in the hardcover format from Yorkshire s xtraordinary independent publishing house Tartarus It s "read this in the hardcover format from Yorkshire s xtraordinary independent publishing house Tartarus It s story that belongs among sturdy well designed covers Love it This book is fascinating so well written The individual tales within the main story are specially Sand Castle Brilliant like a 45 or so I hate star ratings Based in part on
An Old Catalan old Catalan legend novel is set in 1918 as the Spanish Influenza is raging across the United States The action takes place in the very small town of Incarnation Texas where a young boy has been left alone for various reasons and finds himself facing a legend come to life He has seven nights to guess the real name of this horrific creature the muladona if he fails the creature promises to drag him to down to hell For seven nights the muladona visits and tells our young hero stories which contain seeds of information that the boy must somehow fit together to make the right guess As time begin to winds down well let s just say my stomach was in knots wondering if he d make it Eric Stener Carlson dazzled me with his The St Perpetuus Club of Buenos Aires and now he s won me with this book as well Muladona is original fresh and above all it is a thinking person s horror novel which I genuinely appreciate It s not some slapdash book that s been thrown together au contraire it is very nicely constructed well thought out and intelligently written Don t miss this one mine is the hardcover copy but there is an book available as well Highly highly recommended for readers who njoy the work of xcellent writers and O lives in a world of books His mother disappeared when he was seven his older brother ran away Now his father leaves him to tend a church in another county That’s when the Muladona begins to visit him Every night the Muladona a doomed soul transformed into the Devil’s mule visits Verge and forces him to listen to a horrific tale Each night as Verge huddles under his bed sh. Intense labyrinthine and frightening story with a real soul to it I ve red it 5 times cause I m working to adapt it as a concept album with my band and ach reading has made me discover new "Links Between All The Seven Tales And "between all the seven tales and main story This is great art if you like horror stories with real depth Highly recommanded Terrifying profound and beautifully written Eric Stener Carlson is a great story teller His rudition is vident from the many interesting references to literature and folklore His humanity is vident on very page Horror novels don t usually move me to
tears This one did Highly recommended See my review here Interesting labyrinthine This one did Highly recommended See my review here Interesting labyrinthine that suffer from a clumsy immature first person narrative perspective and an unsuccessful attempt at dialect The ntire novel is a framing story with seven tales that may or may not be real I found the first person perspective the clumsy plotting at times and the dialect distracting Certainly Beelzebub can come up with something clever or profound than Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades It s this sort of thing that distracted me from being nchanted by the complex structure of the overall taleFirst person is always dodgy when you are dealing with someone who you want to come across as average but not xceptional The problem with the narrator writing in retrospect in what attempts to be dialect is also distrac I bought this on the strength of the author s superb debut novel "The St Perpetuus Club of Buenos Aires which is an xcellent superbly constructed and very gripping read too This story "St Perpetuus Club of Buenos Aires which is an xcellent superbly constructed and very gripping read too This story steeped in traditional lore and dreams it glistens with atmospheric detail and it certainly didn t disappoint It s not visceral horror thank god but a slow suspenseful very unsettling strang. 1918 The dying days of World War I the Spanish flu devastates the small town of Incarnation Texas The sheriff closes the church and uarantines the dying in the schoolhouse The townsfolk huddle alone in their houses to avoid infection Each new day brings fresh corpsesBut something worse than the flu is coming Verge Strömberg son of the domineering town pastor is a sickly boy wh. ,
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This is a good one folks re this book here 25 starsThere are some intriguing ideas in this unusual horror novelis a good one folks re this book here 25 starsThere are some intriguing ideas in this unusual horror novel in arly 20th century Texas during the first World War and the worldwide outbreak of Spanish flu but the xecution is so amateurish the dialogue "So Laboured And Sometimes "laboured and sometimes that it s hard to get beyond the words on the page to see and feel what the author is trying to convey The first half of the book is considerably better than the second and some of the Muladona s arly stories are xceptionally well told in an old fashioned style that fits the historical character of the narrative beautifully and is strongly reminiscent of actual horror fiction of the ra the book is set in Had Carlson kept to that style while The Power Of A Choice expanding the slightly claustrophobic story outward this might have been a fine book but as characters arrive and the first person narrator is forced tongage in dialogue the whole thing falls apart and the nd result is melodramatic and risible rather than horrific in ffect The last chapter before the pilogue is one of the most ye rollingly bad things I ve The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right ever read I do have to wonder where theditor was here why didn t anyone rein Carlson in Why didn t they say Hey you had a good thing going before but this is just a bit much Maybe you could tone that ultraviolet prose down to a nice lavender or something Why don t Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling editors do things any 3755 for this one I found the author s writing uite poor and the story simpler than I wasxpecting The tales told by the Muladona were as another reviewer mentioned here often interesting than the story itself Towards the Monsieur Pain end of the book though I found it overall to be improving and thus my rating is 4 and not 3 star. Eets the monster’s supernatural tales tear his soul apart Verge’s search for the demonic creature’s true identity leads him through the dark history of Incarnation from the murder of the Indians by the Spanish settlers to the disappearance of his mother In thend Verge will have to confront the Muladona alone to rescue the memory of his mother and to save his immortal so. .