Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Book Review: The Cage by Brian Keene

✰✰✰✰ As the remaining employees of Big Bill's Home Electronics store are being herded into The Cage, the gunman states that he only needs six. Confusion sets in quickly.What does he need these six people for? As the hostages try to find some logic in an illogical situation, they must confront their darkest fears and try to figure out a way to escape. One-by-one, each employee is lead away from The Cage never to be seen again. Will anyone survive the night? Or will they all surrender to the evil that has invaded their lives?

The Bottom Line: The realization that what happens to the employees at Big Bill's Home Electronics store could happen to anyone who's ever worked an evening shift gave me shivers. Brian Keene's new novella, The Cage, is sure to give you nightmares. I know because that's what I got, which is the fun part of horror, isn't it? Fans of Keene and horror in general will appreciate this quick read. The black and white illustrations by Keith Minnion enhance the dark tone of the book perfectly. Due to the violence and strong language, this book is recommended for adults who love horror.

The Cage by Brian Keene. Advance Uncorrected Proof published by Cemetery Dance in 2010. 104 p. ISBN: 978-1-58767-187-6

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