This is my first Strand book, and I will be reading more. The storytelling was brilliant and the relationship and the love between Toby and Owen the monster actually makes your heart melt at the closing conclusion (I will not spoil it for you). The anger inside Toby due to the bulling made me feel glad when the bullies meet their bloody end.
Dweller is a horror book that does not have to rely on the heavy gore but helps you to make a picture of Owen inside your mind. Strand's writing style is steady but not a drag, which is always good with a slower paced story such as this.
Is Strand a major player in modern horror? Damn right he is.
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