Every House Is Haunted
Overview - "There are haunted places in the world, all existing in reality and every bit as tangible and accessible as the house next door. Sometimes it is the house next door." In this brilliant debut collection, Ian Rogers explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural. Read more...
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"There are haunted places in the world, all existing in reality and every bit as tangible and accessible as the house next door. Sometimes it is the house next door." In this brilliant debut collection, Ian Rogers explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural. The landscape of death becomes the new frontier for scientific exploration. A honeymoon cabin with an unspeakable appetite finally meets its match. A suburban home is transformed into the hunting ground for a new breed of spider. A nightmarish jazz club at the crossroads of reality plays host to those who can break a deal with the devil...for a price. With remarkable deftness, Rogers draws together the disturbing and the diverting in twenty-two showcase stories that will guide you through terrain at once familiar and startlingly fresh.
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The reader must get some distance into this uneven fantasy collection before the selections distinguish themselves as more than interesting but underdeveloped ideas. In “The Rifts Between Us,” scientists exploring the boundary between life and death unwittingly open the door to an intruder from the afterlife. “Deleted Scenes” is a wry black comedy about actors whose job is to film scenes for the cutting-room floor and their fate at the hands of zealous movie geeks. In “The Cat,” a pet cat’s nightly deposit of animal corpses grows increasingly ambitious—and alarming to its owner. Many of the book’s stories end abruptly just as they are getting interesting, but a handful reveal Rogers to be an imaginative and original writer with the skill to fully execute his plots. (Nov.)