By Steve Rasnic Tem
The Deadfall inn is the place our nightmares move, it’s the place the lifeless pause to relaxation among worlds, and it’s the place Richard Carter and his daughter Serena visit rediscover existence — if the issues on the lodge don’t kill them first.
Think of it because the holiday lodge of the collective subconscious.
With the strong prose that has earned him awards and accolades, Steve Rasnic Tem explores the roots of worry and society’s fascination with issues bad, utilizing the many-layered metaphor of the Deadfall lodge. Drawing thought from literary touchstones John Gardner and Peter Straub, Tem elegantly delves into the darkish corners of the human spirit. There he unearths not just our fears, yet eventually our hopes.