Scott, Since horror seems to be your forte, I was curious as to whether you might be planning to scan the new Peter Straub novel Dark Matter. It looks really interesting; like the one you mention here, it seems to be character driven, and traces the effects of an event in four people's teen years on the rest of their lives. Thanks, Courtney On 3/12/10, Scott Blanks <captaincynic3@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Children of Chaos > > Greg F. Gifune > > Delirium Books 2009 > > In a torrential downpour, Phil, Jamie and Martin-three teenage > boys-encounter a strange and enigmatic man covered in horrible scars who > will change their lives, their destinies and the very fate of their souls > forever. When their encounter leads to murder, they realize this eerie > stranger may not have been a man at all, but something much more. > > Thirty years later the boys-now men-lead tormented lives filled with > horrifying memories of the scarred man. Phil is a struggling writer, > divorced, with a daughter and a mounting drinking problem. Jamie is a > defrocked priest with depraved secrets and horrible addictions, and Martin, > a madman who thinks himself a god, has vanished into a desolate desert > region of Mexico and established a feared and violent blood cult. When > Martin's dying mother hires Phil to find her son and bring him home, Phil > embarks on a perilous journey that will take him from the seedy streets of > Tijuana, to a dangerous and allegedly haunted stretch of desert Mexican road > known as The Corridor of Demons. At the end of the road, in an old and > previously abandoned church, Martin and his followers wait in the > Hell-on-Earth they've created deep in the desert. There will be only one > chance for redemption, one chance for salvation, and one chance to stop the > rise of an antichrist's bloody quest for demonic power. > > From the void, came chaos. These are its children. > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.