If Grady Hendrix has a new book, I’m going to read (or listen) to it ASAP!
Grady Hendrix loves a long title. I’m certain he spends hours thinking of things to add to the book title, it gives them character, flair, I appreciate the effort. You know with Hendrix that you are going to get one of your best horror reads of the year as well as a few great laughs along the way. Horror needs that humor to create a balance.
How to Sell a Haunted House is a slow build, be patient. It starts off with a tragic and, unfortunately, very normal event. Hendrix takes his time with the horror, little things that have reasonable explanations, but with a suspicious side. I love that. What’s going on? Who did that? Why are you going up into that attic? He creates questions that could have a normal answer, but they don’t!
Hendrix spends a whole lot of time with Mark and Louise, we really get to know them. We can see how their twisted relationship developed over time. As a reader, I appreciated the time spent in each of their heads and it helped to bring the story up to the next level.
I’ve experienced all sorts of horror tropes: vampires, demons, and ghosts along with many others; Hendrix has brought me a new monster, and I liked it. When is a haunted house more than just a haunted house? When Grady Hendrix gets his hands on it.
In my opinion, Grady Hendrix is setting himself apart from the up-and-coming horror authors right now. How to Sell a Haunted House is a great story that spans the entire horror spectrum: from funny to terrifying, with a good dose of cringeworthy, and make-it-stop moments. Grady Hendrix has written a masterclass in horror.
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