A review by nevtelen
The House of Drought by Dennis Mombauer


There is some good writing here, but, overall, this one failed to capture my interest.

First off, I didn't feel like I got to know any of the characters. They were mostly people who things happened to, rather than characters with interests and hopes and dreams and setbacks. And the fact that I didn't care much about the characters meant the horror aspect of the story didn't hold much horror for me. Some of the kids disappear into the house? Oh well. I didn't really know them anyway. The plot structure didn't help. By the end it made sense, but it made the beginning confusing when the stories and characters switched around so often.