The Birthing House
by Christopher Ransom
Sphere Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780751541717
Date: 01 January 2009 List Price £6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Having sent out lavishly packaged, beautifully produced proofs copies well in advance of publication, Sphere are now distributing finished copies of The Birthing House with similar zeal - I've received two copies here at SFRevu Towers! Clearly their pushing this title very hard indeed, and there's no doubt that Christopher Ransom's scary, haunted-house début novel is a noteworthy release. The novel is to be published in the US by St Martin's - but not for a few months. Visit www.ransomesque.com for more information on both the book and its author.
"This is a startling novel, raw and spine-tinglingley scary. It is maybe best compared to Stephen King's early novels for its addictively readable prose and its many psychological twists and turns. It might also remind of you horror films such as The Orphanage and The Others - it has that kind of visceral power and immediacy."