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{Review} In the Light by S.P. Miskowski

by S. P. Miskowski
Published by Omnium Gatherum on 9.2.14
Genres: Dark Fiction, Horror, Supernatural
Pages: 110
Format: eBook
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The last installment of the Skillute Cycle delivered more of the lovely prose I’m used to getting from S. P. Miskowski.

This novella elaborates on the story begun in the novel Knock Knock. A tale about small town life, its secrets, its rituals, and its inhabitants. It’s good stuff.

I like the fact that women play a strong role here too -it put me in mind of Thomas Tryon’s Harvest Home-a book I have no qualms recommending, in addition to this one. However, for best results read Knock Knock before In the Light-to properly complete the Cycle.

I’ve read a few books from Omnium Gatherum now, and have been impressed with each of them. This one was no exception. The same holds true for S. P. Miskowski┬┤s work and I’m excited to see what she does next!

Recommended for fans of quieter, literary horror.

I was provided a free copy of this novella in exchange for an honest review. This is it.

About S. P. Miskowski

Rated by Black Static book critic Peter Tennant as “one of the most interesting and original writers to emerge in recent years,” Miskowski has written short stories published in Supernatural Tales, Horror Bound Magazine, Identity Theory, The Absent Willow Review, New Times, Fine Madness, Other Voices, and the anthology Detritus. Her work has received a Swarthout Award and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships.

Raised on Flannery O’Connor, Edgar Allan Poe, and public television in Decatur, Georgia, Miskowski now lives in California with her husband, fantasy and sci-fi author Cory J. Herndon.

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