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The Animal Hour Using Halloween in New York City as the setting for his psychological thriller The Animal Hour feels cheap — the prefab...The Animal HourMystery and Thriller, Fiction Using Halloween in New York City as the setting for his psychological thriller The Animal Hour feels cheap — the prefab...1993-04-30Pocket Books
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The Animal Hour

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Fiction; Author: Andrew Klavan; Status: In Season; Publisher: Pocket Books

Using Halloween in New York City as the setting for his psychological thriller The Animal Hour feels cheap — the prefab craziness circumvents the task of evoking real fear. Andrew Klavan (Don’t Say a Word) does scrape the veneer of Ominous Atmosphere from that urban carnival, tracing the slowly converging paths of a disoriented young woman who has lost her identity and a boozy poet implicated in a West Village decapitation. But as an internal mirror to the city’s madness, the pair’s italicized mental noodlings prove less suspenseful than just plain insipid. C

Originally posted April 30 1993 — 12:00 AM EDT

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