Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Delicous Loathsome, Dark and Deep Review


Sometimes, writers need a little boost. This has been "one of those weeks" for me.

I love all of my books, I really do--even those collections I've self-published in e-format. But of them all, Loathsome, Dark and Deep has a special place in my heart. It was my first published novel (thanks to Jodi Lee and Belfire Press). It was so much fun (can something so bleak be fun?) to write.

I love how it reads, even now.

Sylvia Cochran at The Deepening World of Fiction has some lovely things to say about Loathsome in her recent review:

"What deepens the enjoyment of this book is the fact that there is no predictability but that the reader — for better or worse — has to hang on and follow in lock step with the protagonist.

When was the last time you didn’t know the ending by the middle of the book?"

Now that last bit filled me with joy.

"Even if horror is not your genre of choice, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy; the excellent writing — with very well done editing — is a joy to read even if only for its own sake."

Aw, shucks. Thanks for reading, Sylvia.

You can read the rest of the review at The Deepening or pick up a copy of Loathsome, Dark and Deep.

Have a wonderful day/night/morning/whatever.

7 comments:

Milo James Fowler said...

Speak of the devil. Gizmo and I are currently 43% through Loathsome, and we're enjoying it immensely. Favorite character so far: John.

Cate Gardner said...

Excellent review. Congrats, Aaron

Alan W. Davidson said...

Kind words, indeed, Aaron. I'm about 75% through it and agree with Sylvia 100%. I'm looking forward to the ending...

Daniel W. Powell said...

Great write-up for a deserving book. As you know, I really enjoyed it! Congratulations...may it garner some more readers!

Danielle Ferries said...

A great review indeed.

Katey said...

Brilliant, hits a lot of the points I loved about it, too. I re-blogged it at tumblr :D

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks, everyone. ;)