Kealan Patrick Burke Sour Candy


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At first glance, Phil Pendleton and his son Adam are just an ordinary father and son, no different from any other. They take walks in the park together, visit county fairs, museums, and zoos, and eat together overlooking the lake. Some might say the father is a little too accommodating given the lack of discipline when the child loses his temper in public. Some might say he spoils his son by allowing him to eat candy whenever he wants and set his own bedtimes. Some might say that such leniency is starting to take its toll on the father, given how his health has declined. What no one knows is that Phil is a prisoner, and that up until a few weeks ago and a chance encounter at a grocery store, he had never seen the child before in his life. A new novella from the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of THE TURTLE BOY and KIN.
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    Sour Candy


    19. January 2016 um 07:38

    From the first sentence this story held me in its grip, not releasing me until the last page was reached. Reading Sour Candy felt eerily familiar, and in doing so I felt constantly accompanied by deja vú - not for the story itself but for the atmosphere and feelings it evoked. I guess this sounds very weird, but I mean it every bit in a positive sense - Sour Candy made me feel right at home, bringing everything I love in a good story but haven't encountered in a very long time. I was reminded of my very early (horror) reading years, when every book was a rare treasure to be cherished and still managed to make a deep impression. While I have read a lot of good, very good and best books since then, there are only a small number which manage to put me into my own favorite, maybe sentimental reading comfort zone, where everything just fits - characterization, plot, writing (wait, I have to build a new shelf for that). What kind of review is that supposed to be, you may ask, writing mostly about myself instead of the book I am supposed to comment on!? But I hope that explaining what a deep personal impression this story left with me may work as a recommendation all in itself. Oh, and of course I don't want to give away the tiniest bit, but leave you fresh to experience this marvelous work on your very own.

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