The Eyeball Collector
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|Format:||Hardback, 272 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 September 2009|
About the Author
F.E. Higgins is the author of "The Black Book of Secrets" and "The Bone Magician." As a child, she once saw a ghostly apparition, and ever since then, she has been fascinated by the macabre. Born in London, F.E. Higgins now lives in a haunted house that dates back to the fifteenth century, in a small village in rural Kent, England.
Praise for "The Eyeball Collector: ""Ultimately, this story is about not letting oneself sink to the level of one's enemies, but readers will be most taken by the delightfully dense atmospherics fairly dripping off the pages. Readers need not be familiar with Higgins' other books, but the hints dropped in to tie the world together will likely send them hunting for more while awaiting the next. A hyperquel, perhaps?"--"Booklist""Readers with a taste for lurid prose, macabre twists, riddles, exotic poisons, high-society caricatures, murderous schemes and scenes of stomach-churning degeneracy will find some or all of these in every chapter, and though the author trots in multiple characters and references from previous episodes, this one stands sturdily on its own."--"Kirkus Reviews""It is a dark and diabolical story, set in an alternative universe that is distinctly Dickensian and peopled with Higgins's creepiest cast yet. ...Higgins's clever and intricate plot moves along swiftly. Her dark atmosphere is well drawn, with stunning graphic images that are not for the faint of heart. Riddles are laced throughout the novel, with answers appended. ...This "polyquel" will appeal to mature readers who enjoy highly imagined dark stories."--"School Library Journal""""As in companion books "The Black Book of Secrets" (rev. 1/08) and "The Bone Magician," oddities checker the plot; coincidences drive the narrative; threads from previous stories emerge and are rewoven into the fabric. Here the gothic tension is ratcheted even higher... In the end, Hector must choose between his desire for revenge and his father's advice not to become like those who wronged him--but his choice doesn't prevent the climactic orgy of macabre circumstances that will leave readers shivering with pleasurable horror."--"The Horn Book Review""Higgins has a marvelous flair for the macabre, and her deft pacing escalates to a satisfying crescendo of shivers.... Readers who appreciate the gro
|Publisher: ||Feiwel & Friends|
|Dimensions: ||21.64 x 14.43 x 2.36 centimeters (0.38 kg)|