Book Review: Silk by Caitlin R. Kiernan Dark Fiction 41/5 Black Cats

If you are a writer and you want to become a better writer, I recommend you read silk. Caitlín R. Kiernan's style of writing is amazing. Her descriptions are rich and her metaphors and similes are like none you've ever read before.

Here is what the book is about written by Publisher's Weekly: there's nothing smooth or sexy about this skin-crawling debut from Kiernan, an author with one helluvan imagination and a startling lack of inhibition. At the center of this modern gothic horror story is Spyder Baxter, a deeply troubled young woman haunted by terrifying memories of childhood and her insane, abusive father. But his transgressions were so heinous that the demons aren't just in her head anymore; they've taken on a life of their own and are taking over Spyder's house, crawling out of the basement and into everything and everyone she cares about. Caught in Spyder's web of bad karma are a motley crew of disenfranchised Gen Xers all living on the edge and trying to heal various psychic wounds of their own. They've each got plenty of reasons to be hallucinating, and the author does a good job of blurring the lines between their bad acid trips and spectral sightings.

Her style of writing is very poetic and at first you may have a bit of a learning curve before you can fully appreciate it's uniqueness.If you've ever wanted to dive into the Gothic world then this book is perfect. I highly recommend it

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