Kirkus Reviews has the first professional review of my new book that will be out in November, The Devil’s Alphabet. I was pretty happy with the first few paragraphs, and then I got to the last sentence :
Engaging sophomore effort from the author of Pandemonium (2008) paints a highly original portrait of a town irrevocably changed by a bizarre disease. … [Snipping the plot summary]
The plot sometimes meanders, but the talented author has a wonderful eye for detail, and his descriptions of how the horrific mutations have affected every aspect of small-town life are both compelling and creepy.
Evokes the best of Stephen King: Gregory is a writer to watch.
Frankly, I would have been happy evoking the worst of King. Certainly the mediocre of King. But this, this is just gravy.
And it occurs to me that I’ve been doing a poor job of promoting this book. Details, the opening chapter, and a picture of the disturbing cover, are all here.