LAST DAYS by Brian Evenson — A Reluctant Review

BOOK | FICTION | HORROR
LAST DAYS BY BRIAN EVENSON
RATING: ★ ★

I had been looking hard for a killer horror noir novel ever since reading FALLING ANGEL by William Hjortsberg, a stellar benchmark of the sub-genre that is in close competition for greatness with ANGEL HEART, its movie adaptation starring Mickey Rourke.

I eventually came across a couple of pretty good lists of horror noir books and found that LAST DAYS was high on both of them.

In Last Days I thought for sure I had a ringer.

And then when I began reading Peter Straub’s introduction for it there was absolutely no doubt in my mind that it was going to be the absolutely best horror noir book I had ever read.

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Where You Are We Cannot Go

With you there we are at the places we cannot go with you we go you take us there with you to the places we cannot go You guide us drive us deep into the heart into the dark into the places we cannot go Through the heat through the snow the snow the bitter snow the insufferable snow with you through the snow we lose ourselves in the places we cannot go crumbling castles in the sky looming shadows rampart mysteries the eyes spying eyes lying eyes the eyes coaxing us down the endless trails the trails without end … Continue reading Where You Are We Cannot Go