“The dead don’t walk. Except, sometimes, when they do.”
― What Moves the Dead
This is a retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher”, and as a Poe fan, that was enough of a selling point for me. Kingfisher does a great job of telling this creepy, ominous story in a fresh way. Everyone and everything feels like a threat, justifying the paranoia and fear the characters are feeling. It’s a wonderfully weird mix of gothic horror and sci-fi, with a dash of humor as well. And it’s short – less than 200 pages!
You definitely don’t have to be familiar with Poe’s original work to enjoy this new take. Highly recommend if you’re into weird and quirky dark stories like I am.
This is an adult novel.