Sunday, February 24, 2008

Short Book Reviews

Children of the Night by John Blackburn - This science fiction/horror novel was published in 1966 and later broadly adapted in film with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing as The Devil's Undead (aka Nothing But the Night) in 1972. Charmingly British and somewhat dated, I found this to be quite a page-turning read even though I was let down a wee bit in the third act. Billed as a horror novel, it's more of a science fiction thriller involving Middle-Age cults, mind control and mutants and a forerunner of The Hills Have Eyes. Dated but nearly Good Fun!

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