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PIT-STOP wins an EPPIE for Best Horror
Extraordinary horror/thriller "PIT-STOP" by debut author Ben Larken, picks up an EPPIE award for Best Horror book at EPICon 2009, Las Vegas
PIT-STOP has received rave reviews since its release and is now recognised with an EPPIE as the best horror ebook of 2008, according to EPIC.
Geoff Nelder, reviewer for Compulsive Reader, Cafe Doom, and other places, says this of PIT-STOP:
"Pit-stop is an extraordinary horror/noir thriller. It presents Ben Larken's imaginative concept of a place we all dwell on but hope never to reside inside: the state of limbo. What really happens when we die? ... With consummate literary skill, Larken crafts each of the characters so that you believe in and care for what happens to them even those who committed evil while alive. He uses the readers' own fear of death and purgatory, along with their imagined freak-outs to tease and make us want to turn the pages ... A neat trick rarely found in debut novelists is to allow readers to learn about the characters through the eyes of the others. By showing us their physical descriptions and foibles this way Larken avoids the info dump pen portraits writers usually load onto their readers. Thanks for that and for using original metaphors and similes. I particularly liked Holly with the teeth the colour of old paper, and cloud shadows that slid across the desert floor like sharks beneath the surface. That particular image resurfaces, so to speak, later with the soul-collecting bus; a cunning reflecting literary ploy. Well done ... I can strongly recommend this book. It will shake your faith if you have one, make you wish you had faith otherwise..."
PIT-STOP is Ben Larken's debut novel and it is an outstanding feat to receive such accolades as a deutant. Ben lives near Fort Worth, Texas with his family.
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PIT-STOP is available worldwide in ebook and paperback direct from LL-Publications.com, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and all good retailers
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