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Monday, September 28, 2009

Time for the spookiness to commence! "Audrey's Door" kicks off the Haunting Month in style!

It’s that time of year – when all the spooky books and horror movies come out in full-force, taking advantage of the Halloween season that is soon to be upon us.

I’ll state right up front…I didn’t even make it through the first Friday the 13th movie! I spent most of the movie with my head hid in Craig Shellback’s jacket. (he didn’t seem too upset!)

But I received a copy of Sarah Langan’s new novel, “Audrey’s Door,” and thought some of you out there might be interested. So I bravely opened page one… shudders…

Nope, I’m too big of a chicken…I couldn’t do it. Too active of an imagination. But here’s the synopsis.


Built on the Upper West Side, the elegant Breviary claims a regal history. But despite 14B's astonishingly low rental price, the recent tragedy within its walls has frightened away all potential tenants . . . except for Audrey Lucas.

No stranger to tragedy at thirty-two—a survivor of a fatherless childhood and a mother's hopeless dementia— Audrey is obsessively determined to make her own way in a city that often strangles the weak. But is it something otherworldly or Audrey's own increasing instability that's to blame for the dark visions that haunt her . . . and for the voice that demands that she build a door? A door it would be true madness to open . . .

My Thoughts:

Ok, girlfriend…number one lesson in life – if the price is too good to be true…RUN!!!!!

“Audrey’s Door” is an exciting thrill ride for those of you who love suspense and adventure. I did actually make it past a few more pages, and it is well written, intelligent and thoroughly entertaining. And spooky as all get out!

About the Author:

Sarah Langan received her MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University. She studied with Michael Cunningham, Nicholas Christopher, Helen Schulman, Susan Kenney, and Maureen Howard, among others, all of whom have been instrumental to her work. The author of The Keeper and the Bram Stoker Award-winning The Missing, she is a master's candidate in environmental medicine at NYU and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Author’s Website – http://www.sarahlangan.com/

Langan has a wonderfully spooky website, with a fanstastically creepy trailer for the book, information on the Chaotic Naturalism that the book is based on, and lots of other fun things for her fans to explore.

And as a special feature to promote her new book, “Audrey’s Door,” Langan’s book, “The Keeper” is available to be downloaded for FREE for one month only at Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com for Kindles or Sony E-readers. She just asks readers, if they like “The Keeper,” to go buy “Audrey’s Door!”

Now, back to our regularly scheduled book reviewing! Grin!


Petty Witter said...

Just like you Sharon, I can't stand to watch or even read anything that is remotely scary (The Sixth Sense with Bruce Willis is about my level) - too vivid an imagination, I'm afraid.

RayRay said...

I have a better chance at finishing a scary book than watching a scary movie. I don't know why, I guess because I can tone down my imagination while reading but can't tone down the images on the screen? (I've been known to pause a movie just before something scary jumps out and pace around a few times to calm myself before starting to watch again :D)
I might give this one a look-see. Sounds good.

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Sheila (bookjourney) said...

Love your review! How fun! I can read spooky but not gorey..... BLAH! :)