Friday, June 18, 2010
Stephen King says "Read this book and the ordinary world disappears."
The Library Journal says "Although the novel runs 700 pages, Cronin is a master at building tension, and he never wastes words."
Ron Charles of The Washington Post said ""by the third chapter, trash was piling up in our house because I was too scared to take out the garbage at night."
Cronin, a professor of English at Rice University, definitely has writing chops. He is the winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award and Stephen Crane Prize for his 2001 short-story collection, Mary and O’Neil, and he also wrote the novel The Summer Guest.