Item description for Deep Night by F Gifune Greg...
For Seth Roman and his younger brother Raymond, it was supposed to be a getaway from their dull, corporate jobs and empty, troubled lives, a week of card playing and drinking at a cabin in the remote woods of northern Maine. But when a young woman staggers into their camp with her clothes covered in blood, their lives are changed forever. The woman brings with her something ancient, deadly and inhuman. Held in its clutches, they must fight an all-consuming evil from which there is no escape, an evil born of the darkest corners of human existence.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Apr 10, 2007
Publisher Delirium Books
ISBN 1929653859 ISBN13 9781929653850
Reviews - What do customers think about Deep Night?
Deeply Disappointed Sep 4, 2008
After reading and totally loving "The Bleeding Season" I had to get my hands on everything published by Greg Gifune. I next read "Drago Descending" which was also an awesome book! However, "Deep Night" is a train wreck. It is muddled and hard to follow and redundant, redundant, redundant. The phrase "that night at the cabin" is used about 400 times. Okay, I probably exaggerate but it got to the point where I was getting annoyed. Several other phrases are used a ridiculous amount of times. The story line never gels - I really had no idea what was going on or where the plot was taking me. Characters never came to life. I almost gave up on it and should have. I gave Mr. Gifune the benefit of the doubt, hoping the pace would pick up and that something would actually HAPPEN. It did - at the very end but by that point I was skimming and couldn't care less. I do highly recommend the two titles named above but you won't miss much by skipping this one.
Watch this author! Jul 23, 2006
Deep, according to the ninth definition, is 'Large in quantity or size,' and truer words were never used in a title. At over 500 pages, I dreaded how long it would take me to get through this in my moribund spare time. This was definitely not something I expected to whip through during a busy holiday weekend yet, somehow I did just that. I jotted one note near the beginning, 'don't use the word vague when trying to describe vague,' and that was the last time I looked up. Well, almost the last time.
The story, using the evil but effective method of slowly remembered memories, gives you just enough to urge you forward, making you curious and crazy all at once. The characters were real, these people existed, and even though they're not all that memorable afterwards, they did their job and shut the curtain of disbelief, trapping you in there with them. Pace was completely controlled by story, characters and an unabashed desire to know more about both--without shame I ignored my in-laws and kept reading. The atmosphere was simple yet richly detailed; you felt the frustration of the characters in your temples and the cold of the blizzard in your toes.
Gifune's style was smooth but jarring. Easy to read, relaxed language was overshadowed by a feeling of force occasionally. Two chapter endings in particular stand out. More memorable than any of the characters, these contrived breaks built the tension to the last sentence for the sole purpose of making you turn the page--but they weren't subtle about it. They jumped up and down, waved flags, and screamed "Look at me! Turn the page!"
Other than those few little bumps, I thoroughly enjoyed it, going back to reread certain sections immediately upon finishing. At first I thought it would be my first five of the year, but then I started thinking about those chapter endings that bothered me, and the fact that the characters were no longer alive for me...and the ending. Sometimes, the best way to answer is to be ambiguous enough, or deep enough, to make those listening wonder if you answered at all. Then again, sometimes, the best answers are those left completely unspoken.
4 - and hey, this Greg guy? Yeah... he's worth watching.