The Hollow City
I should have blogged this a month ago. The Hollow City has been out for a month! But I wanted to reread it before I blogged about it, so here we are.
I read The Hollow City a few years ago, in draft form. At the time, I told my husband it was going to be Dan’s best book yet. Now, I think it is, which is fortunate, since it’s now in print form. It’s always fun to read a book I critiqued once its been published, to see what changed. I reread this one last week, and it was particularly enjoyable to see how Dan shaped horror out of the mind of one of the most unreliable narrators I’ve ever read.
The Hollow City is the story of Michael Shipman, a paranoid schizophrenic, who believes he is at the center of a global conspiracy. But the more convinced he becomes that the doctors are right about his hallucinations, the more evidence begins to surface that some–but not all–of his hallucinations are real.
This book is terrifying, because the scariest thing in the world is not being able to trust your own mind.
Also, Dan is awesome.
That is all.