Travelers Rest by Keith Lee Morris
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|Travelers Rest by Keith Lee Morris|
|Reviewer: Vikki Patis|
|Summary: An old tale told from a fresh perspective. The story in Travelers Rest may be well-known, but the execution is all new.|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 355||Date: January 2016|
I was a little bit sceptical of Travelers Rest at first. A novel set in an old hotel, buried in snow, where strange things start happening? A young boy whose parents start acting strangely, perhaps foreshadowing tragedy? Now that sounds familiar. But I managed to push away those thoughts, and I’m glad I did. The story may be well-known, but the execution is all new.
The characters are complex, and their relationships even more so. Morris manages to breathe new life into a dusty old tale, and capture the reader from the outset.
For further reading, the most obvious choice would be The Shining by Stephen King, and perhaps the recently published sequel, Doctor Sleep. The parallels between the two stories are clear, but the writing and endings are very different. Or if you just like dark stories set in the depth of winter, pick up Forty Days Without Shadow by Olivier Truc or The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton.
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