#BookReview: Curse of the Reaper by Brian McAuley

I received this book for review. Read on to see what I thought of it.

My Review

I really enjoyed this book, especially since I read it during Halloween season! It is a classic Hollywood horror movie in book form, but you’ll have to read it to find out more. Near the beginning it made me think it was more of a contemporary psychological thriller, but it soon turned the tables and fed my blood lust for horror. I feel that the author cleverly mixed modern social challenges with classic Hollywood imagery, and gave us a little insight about how it feels to grow old and realise when it is time to retire from your career. I recommend that you read this book even if you are not a horror fan, because there are some interesting twists and turns, and the main characters are flawed just like the rest of us, so you might not find yourself rooting for the hero as you might expect to do.

About the Book

Scream meets The Shining in this page-turning horror tale about an aging actor haunted by the slasher movie villain he brought to life.

Decades after playing the titular killer in the 80s horror franchise Night of the Reaper, Howard Browning has been reduced to signing autographs for his dwindling fanbase at genre conventions. When the studio announces a series reboot, the aging thespian is crushed to learn he’s being replaced in the iconic role by heartthrob Trevor Mane, a former sitcom child-star who’s fresh out of rehab. Trevor is determined to stay sober and revamp his image while Howard refuses to let go of the character he created, setting the stage for a cross-generational clash over the soul of a monster. But as Howard fights to reclaim his legacy, the sinister alter ego consumes his unravelling mind, pushing him to the brink of violence. Is the method actor succumbing to madness or has the devilish Reaper taken on a life of its own?

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