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Publisher's Summary

From the powerful imagination of a horror master comes a bone-chilling tale set in a small town where good and evil are joined in a terrifying, deadly battle.

Evil endures....

Once an idyllic Pennsylvania village, Pine Deep awoke one morning to find itself bathed in a massive bloodletting. Twice in 30 years, the townsfolk have endured the savage hungers of a murderous madman—but if the residents think the death of serial killer Karl Ruger put an end to the carnage, they’re dead wrong.

The nightmare never ends....

Bodies mutilated beyond description, innocents driven to acts of vicious madness. A monstrous evil is preying on the living—and the dead—and turning the quiet little town into hell on earth. Their only hope is to find the source. But the secrets that lurk in the heart of Pine Deep are twisted into its very roots. This time the townspeople aren’t just fighting for their lives but for their very souls.

Keep chilled: listen to more in the Pine Deep trilogy.
©2007 Jonathan Maberry (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Flavius
  • Morro Bay, CA, United States
  • 12-14-11

The Shadows Grow Longer . . .

Having been not terribly impressed by the previous installment, 'Ghost Road Blues,' I was surprised at how much I liked 'Dead Man's Song' by the time I was finished. I would recommend reading 'GRB' first, but there's a fair amount of exposition in the beginning of 'DMS,' which should bring readers up to speed.

It is in this installment in which we begin to see the depth of the story, and learn more about the lives of several key characters. It also introduces more traditional 'monsters' to the series, but Maberry manages to add his own twists to these legendary creatures. The action heats up as the book advances, and characters form new relationships as the rudiments of a 'group' begin to form.

My biggest gripe is with the characters, who are sometimes cartoonish and two-dimensional--vile villains and jack-of-all-trades supermen. Also, there are a couple candlelight 'lovemaking' scenes that are amazingly cringe-inducing.

But for all that, I really enjoyed DMS, and recommend it for fans of Maberry or of more light-hearted horror.

Lastly, this book seemed many times to be an deliberate and loving homage to one of my favorite Stephen King novels (giving away the title might be a spoiler in some regards, but it is among his earlier works).

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You have to read all three!

The first book leaves you wondering a little where it's going, the second is where it starts to gel and gets creepier. The third book is where it all comes together in quite a thriller!!

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Better than part 1 and more developed characters

I'm a fan of Jonathan Mayberry's other series do I tried this one. The narrator can grow on you if you stick with the series. By the end of the story I found myself scared for the characters which means the author did his job drawing the reader in.

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Noway that just happened

Maberry is awesome. I'm so freakin hooked. Everywhere I go I'm tellin people about The Pine Deep Trilogy.

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Better than the first

Much better, cohesive story than Ghost Road Blues. I immediately downloaded the last of the trilogy so I can find out how it ends.

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  • Mike
  • Nashua, NH, United States
  • 08-16-13

I have to finish the series now...

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Hmmm....no. It's part of a slow moving trilogy that I'm going to finish out of spite. That's probably a little too harsh, but after the first book I should've cut my losses. Overall, it's not horrible, but the glamorization of the main character as an everyday man who is also a bad-ass is a common told tale. The villains in the book are very unlikeable, so the author has done his job there.

Would you be willing to try another book from Jonathan Maberry? Why or why not?

Maybe. His writing is fine, but I don't really like how slowly he develops a story. I understand it's a trilogy, but...

What does Tom Weiner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The German accent of the dead guy whose name I have chosen to forget.

Could you see Dead Man’s Song being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

A mini-series maybe. No one famous.

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  • Paul
  • United States
  • 07-03-18

More developed than book 1

This is better in almost every way than book 1. The characters get a lot more developed, both good and evil. We also get a lot more background as to the history of Pine Deep. This book still leaves lots of questions unanswered and not just the resolution of how the series ends. Looking forward to book three a lot more than I thought I would before starting this one.

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a lot better than the first one

the first book was slow and really hard to get into the second one's a lot better still a little slow but better

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Amazing second book

I loved this story so much. I feel like I am living in pine deep and can't wait to see how this ends!

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Don't listen after Dark

I'm sure the night wants it's horror, wants to hear it's stories. When the wind talks and guitar sings one town slowly slips from reality into the cold and merciless night. Love holds back the tide, questions bring more questions and the heros are bracing for more.