3.0 étoiles sur 5
Probably not a "poet laureate.", May 17 2012
This is probably one of Little's better efforts. Granted he's not the "poet laureate" that the cover declares him to be, but he's not as bad as Dean Koontz either. Like most of this books, this one consists of a long lead-up and series of creepy events finished by a sudden, quick ending.
I found it interesting that this book, relatively speaking, was not as violent as some of Little's others. There also seemed to be fewer plot holes compared to his earlier works. The narrative was more controlled and did not go off on too many strange tangents (for example, the part in Little's "The Store" where the dad goes to the company's headquarters and gets brainwashed for no obvious reason). Little seems to have either matured as a writer or at least has a better editor.
Little switches perspectives each chapter. Even Kit Carson gets to tell us about his encounter with the haunted land in New Mexico that the haunted house eventually gets built on, which I have to say was a little strange.
If you like cheesy haunted house stories, you will like this book. If you like reading novels that are original and well written, you should probably look elsewhere.