Sunday, November 1, 2015
Review: The Devil in Silver - Victor LaValle
This book was great. I received it in my "horror box" from Book Riot. (Side note - these boxes are awesome and worth checking out.) It was expecting a scary tale, but I was more pleased by the story I actually found. Yes, the devil is scary. It was definitely a scary tale. However, there was a lot more going on.
Scarier than the devil roaming the hallways was the idea of being in a mental institution. In this particular book, the conditions and treatments were totally sketchy. And the people really had no recourse. There's this being roaming the hallways preying on the patients. Inmates are drugged to the gills. Restraints are used as punishment. And if these people said anything, who is going to believe them? They're mental patients. The idea of being in this institution is far scarier than the devil roaming the hallways. And that's saying something, because the description of this devil is pretty damn scary.
If you're looking for a scary read that has a lot of substance, pick up The Devil in Silver.