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Devil House by John Darnielle

Review: 4 / 5

Of the three novels by John Darnielle that I have read, Devil House felt the most like a Mountain Goats song. Devil House is Darnielle’s most ambitious novel (so far) and it didn’t always land for me. There is a bizarre interlude in sort-of old English about a king named Gorbonian, multiple interweaved lurid true crime-style tales, and a lot of stuff thrown at you from odd angles as you go.

I’m glad I read this one, but it took me about a hundred pages to get into the groove of the story and get comfortable just living in the book’s world.


Title: Devil House
Author: John Darnielle
Published: 2022
ISBN: 9780374212230
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