Transitions were a huge part of Middle Damned, moving from one spiritual plane to the next, contemplating past memories and tempting fates unknown. Stilson writes fluidly, drawing readers in from the very first paragraph, while weaving what seems to be almost two stories into one, the past with the present and future, making his written transitions read so easily.
Characters were stunning - oh, how I’d like to meet some of these creatures. Others, I’d just as soon pass. The balanced mix between aliens, demons, critters and people, as well as their interactions is quite simply remarkable. Stilson’s detailed descriptions of their appearance and actions make them come alive in the story. It was fascinating.
Middle Damned primarily takes place in the spiritual realm, or is it someone’s mind. I will never think about death, dying, comatose states, the unconscious mind and dreams the same way again. The images of hell and purgatory have definitely been defined in my mind, after reading this story. No spoiler alerts. You’ll simply have to pick up a copy and read it for yourself. It’s good and you won’t be disappointed.
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