Saturday, July 29, 2006

Screaming and Whispering

From a Whisper to a Scream is one of Charles de Lint's horror novels. As with many of his works, it's set in the fictional city of Newford.

The ghost of Teddy Bird, a pedophile and serial killer, is killing young prostitutes in Newford's "Combat Zone." His daughter Niki, a Native American cop, and a photographer try to stop the killings. So does a voodoo priest/mob boss, but he and his goons get killed. Basically, other than the violence, this book isn't any different from most of de Lint's books.

That's not a bad thing, though, because I love de Lint's books. I found the ending somewhat less than satisfying, but not too disappointing. That said, I give From a Whisper to a Scream 4 yo-yos.

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