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Under a pink moon, there is a perfect little town not found on any map.
In that town, there are quiet streets lined with pretty houses, houses that conceal the strangest things.
After a couple years of hard traveling, ex-cop Mona Bright inherits her long-dead mother's home in Wink, New Mexico. And the closer Mona gets to her mother's past, the more she understands that the people of Wink are very, very different ...
From one of our most talented and original new literary voices comes the next great American supernatural novel: a work that explores the dark dimensions of the hometowns and the neighbors we thought we knew.
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May 24, 2015
from my blog (with photos from one of my New Mexico trips): https://clsiewert.wordpress.com/2015/...
Lovely language and enjoyable storytelling, but suffers from a mild case of W.o.K.S. (Way of Kings Syndrome). I happen to have a fondness for New Mexico and enjoyed the general premise, so I found...
February 09, 2017
First of all, I did enjoy this book... in general. There's a lot to love and I've always been a fan of any book that can cross genres, mixing SF/Fantasy/Horror into a wonderful smoothie. This is my third Bennett book, so I knew what I was getting into.
Unfortunately, I liked this less than the ot...
September 30, 2014
I gotta get this out of my system right off the bat. I don't like the cover to this book. It doesn't stand out, it's only mildly representative of the story, which is rich and vibrant (i.e., bland and boring), and it's just plain blah. Hate it.
Whew, that felt good. Now back to our regularly-sched...
February 15, 2014
Two stars feels sort of harsh, but the definition given by this site is 'it was ok', and that pretty much sums up my feelings about this book.
This novel has both horror and science fiction aspects and both of them were a little lacking. As a horror novel, it lacked much true 'creepiness'. Most of...
April 12, 2015
I'm not quite sure what I expected when I picked this up, but it wasn't that. In a good way.
The blurb for this was pretty straightforward. Strange smalltown with perfectly manicured lawns, suspicious residents with secrets. Similar to many other books that I have read.
However, this book quickly...
August 13, 2013
This is a lovely horror story about the American dream gone badly wrong, to put it mildly. The idyllic small town of Wink in New Mexico is full of well-tended lawns, content housewives and afternoon martinis on the porch. Time seems to stand still (except when Time completely derails)and nobody h...
November 15, 2014
I am a huge fan Robert Jackson Bennett and I cannot wait to read all of his works. American Elsewhere is a mysterious horror novel that has many great things to love.
First, there is the unusual town and location of this novel a called Wink. A small south western town that does not show...
December 29, 2015
I had another night in which I couldn’t sleep, so I finished another book. This book is one I struggled with; it didn’t seem to go anywhere for long periods of reading, and the ending was lackluster.
The writing wasn’t bad and there was a pretty good level of mystery and creepiness. The problem wa...
August 30, 2015
Scifi Horror Mystery Fantasy all rolled up into one!! and then some!!!
Yes the book is freggin huge, But it is NEVER boring. ALOT of things don't make sense, but everything gets explained, and then some..
Alien tentacle sex between an alien and a *cough* 'rather' young girl.
April 24, 2017
Bija tāda lieta, ka es pēc “Kāpņu pilsētas” izlasīšanas nopirku gandrīz visas Beneta grāmatas. Biju apņēmības pilns tās visas izlasīt un tā tālāk. Taču kaut kā sanāca tā, ka nekad viņām nav laika, un lasīšanas process ievilkās uz nenoteiktu laiku. Nu gan varu teikt, ka nekas daudz man vairs nav a...