Sunday 19 May 2013

Book Impressions - Clockwork Dolls by William Meikle

This is a horror story about a man accused of killing his friends and naturally things are not what they seem. I enjoyed reading the story a lot, it's fast paced and builds a solid feeling of dread. The format is the accused being interviewed by the police.

For me though it fell a little short of being a great book. The ending felt a little flat and the original premise was much more interesting  than the reveal, which is a shame. It is a good read, and I do recommend it, I just wish it had taken an extra step.

But as I say, it doesn't spoil the book by any means, it's a good horror read. And I really like the cover.

Does all human passion, all memory, all imagination come merely from the chemistry in our brains, like the movements of a clock follow from the arrangement of its cogs and wheels?

Are we just clockwork dolls? 

Or is there an organizing principle at work, something we can ask for answers to the important questions of existence... something that might answer? 

Dave Burns has asked. 

Now he, and his friends, might not live long enough to understand the reply.

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