He’s reconciled the misanthrope and the romantic in a way that doesn’t feel uneven.
“What starts as a dare among friends, becomes an encounter with the otherworldly, the horrific.”
“The cameraman wore a black suit with white gloves and a shiny red shirt. A large, handheld video camera obscured his face. The lens pointed right at me.”
“Though the novel is heavy and chock-full of moments that ache, it isn’t without hope.”
“It’s not hard to see it as a pioneering piece of genre cinema.”