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  • The Devil in Silver

  • By: Victor LaValle
  • Narrated by: Victor LaValle
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 151

Pepper is a rambunctious big man, and, suddenly, the surprised inmate of a budget-strapped mental institution in Queens, New York. He's not mentally ill, but that doesn't seem to matter. On his first night, he's visited by a terrifying creature who nearly kills him before being hustled away by the hospital staff. It's no delusion: The other patients confirm that a hungry devil roams the hallways when the sun goes down. Pepper rallies three other inmates in a plot to fight back: Dorry, an octogenarian schizophrenic; Coffee, an African immigrant with severe OCD; and Loochie, a bipolar teenage girl.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a horror/thriller

  • By Matilda Luk on 03-17-18

a gem worth all the digging

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-16

heavy, thoughtful. a pleasant surprise... not a "horror novel" though, horrifying at times. I truly enjoyed LaValle's prose.

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