A Dark Matter

A Dark Matter

Audiobook CD - 2010
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Old friends try to come to grips with the darkness of the past--a secret ritual that left behind a gruesomely dismembered body--and find themselves face-to-face with the evil they helped create.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, p2010, c2010
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780739322413
Branch Call Number: STR
Characteristics: 12 compact discs (ca. 14 hrs. 30 min.)

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Sararush
Jun 23, 2010

As compelling as it is bizarre, in A Dark Matter, Peter Straub examines an occult ritual experienced by a group of teens from nearly every perspective. An idea which is interesting in concept but frustrating at times when put into practice. We begin the story many years after the terrifying events that shape the story have already taken place, and so, since the climax of the story is only referred to as memories, the entire tale is resolution.

Straub builds an intensely layered story that makes you think about the fundamental philosophies of how we understand evil in modern times. If you're hoping for a mindless page turning thriller, you'll be disappointed as this novel is more subtle, ambiguous and intellectual than that. A Dark Matter is intensely creative but more strange and creepy than typically frightening.

The audio version is read by Robertson Dean who gives an intense narration.

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