by Steve Rasnic Tem
Cover Artist: John Kenn Mortensen
Review by Benjamin Wald
Solaris Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781907992834
Date: 17 April 2012 List Price $9.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Product Description: Think of it as the vacation resort of the collective unconscious. The Deadfall Hotel is where our nightmares go, it's where the dead pause to rest between worlds, and it's where Richard Carter and his daughter Serena go to rediscover life — if the things at the hotel don't kill them first.
With the powerful prose that has earned him awards and accolades, Steve Rasnic Tem explores the roots of fear and society's fascination with things horrific, using the many-layered metaphor of the Deadfall Hotel. Drawing inspiration from literary touchstones John Gardner and Peter Straub, Tem elegantly delves into the dark corners of the human spirit. There he finds not only our fears, but ultimately our hopes.