I just joined the Leisure Horror book club and Deep in the Darkness was sent to me this month. I just got through reading it and I have to tell you that I loved it. I finished your book in a day and a half. It was great. This is the first book I have read that was written by you and now that I've read it I'm going to be looking for any others that you've written. I just had to e-mail you to say Thank You for the wonderful book. You're a great writer and I really enjoyed reading it. I look forward to reading any other books you've written and will write in the future.
Just wanted to write to you and tell you what a great scary read I'm in the middle of. You have really given those of us that still love a good scare something to talk about. I wouldn't be surprised if this classic horror tale wins in this years HWA awards. Its great to see you getting such acclaim for this, that is why I picked it up, after this your first one and then the short stories... thanks for the chills!
I wanted to write this e-mail to you while the thrill and the rush of reading Deep in the Darkness was still rattling through me. It's always an event when a novel shakes the genre up. It happened for me with the Dan Simmons Song of Kali, the early Books of Blood, by Clive Barker and Jeff Long's The Descent. Deep in the Darkness is now added to that group of inspirational novels for me that go beyond horror and strive for something even deeper (and maybe even more terrifying) real human emotion. Great stuff, Mike. Keep the chills coming.