Well. Picked it up and started reading and I would just like to note that the first dozen pages or so are... slightly less bleak than Threads
, and more horrible.
(It made me think of the story that Shane Hensley tells about the first Deadlands
game--or game that would become Deadlands
, too. It does not have the comforting excuse of being monsters who do this.)
Continuing to read. About three-fifths of the way through. It's mellowed some, which is good; I don't think I could have handled the tone of the first part through the entire book, never mind that it's a short book. It's... almost slow, in a way, the steady progression of the life of a town.
I am terribly afraid the Bad Man will come back, and sort of hoping Jenks is around and useful if he does.
...I'm done now.
That was an almost unspeakably well-written book.
I think I might cry.