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Friday, September 18, 2015

Review: The Black Tongue

The Black Tongue The Black Tongue by Marko Hautala
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

REVIEW: THE BLACK TONGUE by Marko Hautala

Reading THE BLACK TONGUE reminded me more of the unabridged Grimms' fairy tales than it did horror per se. Like Grimms', the villain [in this case villainess] is really awful, but her evil is almost more a force of Nature than a deliberate intent--almost, not completely. Granny Hatchet seems something unavoidable, an implacability. Herein lies the other comparison to the Grimm Brothers: the moral lesson. Don't go out at night. Don't leave the city confines. Don't walk in the woods or on the beach, especially at night. Leave tribute--and never, ever, mock Granny Hatchet.

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