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The Homecoming book

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A HOME RUN Author Carsten Stroud scores with this sequel to Niceville

The Homecoming

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
60413
publisher:
Knopf
genre:
Horror

We gave it a B+

One year after releasing Niceville — a crazytown sui generis mash-up of crime thriller and supernatural Southern gothic — Stroud has written a sequel, The Homecoming, that’s even wackier: A typical 10-page stretch cuts from a time traveler visiting a plantation to four mafiosos plotting Mob vengeance in a federal prison. Stroud writes the thriller stuff with a dry wit and a conversational snap; the paranormal aspects seem undercooked by comparison. But Homecoming, the second in a planned trilogy, is an addictive small-town terror symphony masquerading as a beach read. B+

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