Author Topic: Has Anyone Else Read "Last Things" or "Ordinary Horror" by David Searcy?  (Read 2231 times)

empathy44

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Since reading them, I've been longing to discuss them with someone. His books seem difficult for many people, but I find them so wonderfully different. They are 95% atmosphere and slow building dread and 4% hard information. I think you just have to trust that you will get the information you need to figure it out by the end and have the patience to parse the text.  In "Last Things" he often leaves out the "he saids" and "she saids" all together. He reminds me of Lovecraft, but from a totally different perspective. More first person in the moment type writing. I think he's going for the slow discovery experience for the reader. Sort of like Lost dialed up to 11.