A village on the Devil's Moor: a place untouched by time and shrouded in superstition. There is the grand manor house whose occupants despise the villagers, the small pub whose regulars talk of revenants, the old mill no one dares to mention. This is where four young friends come of age-in an atmosphere thick with fear and suspicion.
Their innocent games soon bring them face-to-face with the village's darkest secrets in this eerily dispassionate, astonishingly assured novel, infused with the spirit of the Brothers Grimm and evocative of Stephen King's classic short story "Children of the Corn" and the films The White Ribbon by Michael Haneke and Village of the Damned by Wolf Rilla.
©2012 Stefan Kiesbye (P)2012 Tantor
"Too subtle to be lurid yet too spooky for comfort, this book should appeal to [fans] of psychological fiction and literary tales of the supernatural." (Publishers Weekly)
Yes, big things would happen without any sense of foreboding.
I don't have one.
Tales from Hemmersmoor
This review is ONLY about the performance of the female narrator. If you're going to narrate a book set in Germany, don't you think you ought to learn how to pronounce German names? It took me a few minutes to realize that she was actually saying "Grob Osten" instead of "Gross Ostend". She actually thought that the ess tsett was pronounced like the letter B!
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