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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Isolation by Travis Thrasher

Isolation was a HUGE disappointment for me. Travis Thrasher has switched styles on us, and it's not working.
The plot is about a struggling missionary family who basically moves into a haunted house in the mountains of North Carolina. Even though it never says the words "haunted house", that's really what it is. The mother is seeing all kinds of sick visions, and the father is finding all kinds of questionable things in the house, and the young son is wandering all over the house seeing hidden things.
And there's a killer on the loose around the house.
The whole idea of the book is really nothing new; something you can read in a Frank Perreti, Alton Gansky, or Ted Dekker book. There is one surprise at the end, however, that almost redeems the book. However, the cheesy end had someone important die and come back to life.
The characters aren't up to his usual standards.
Basically, Sky Blue should have been Thrasher's last novel, especially since it was his life's work.
2 stars

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