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Victor LaValle on the Unknown


"When I first read this — as a 10 or 11 year old — the central horror of the book, a dead child, meant nothing to me. I was a child myself and felt immortal. But there was a creature seen by the main character, Louis, in the dark woods near his home one night. An enormous thing, six stories maybe, hardly visible in a heavy fog. The only thing Louis makes out are its great yellow eyes, gleaming like fog lamps, scanning the night as it lumbers on. That shit scared me senseless. Still does, if you want to know the truth." — Victor Lavalle, author of The Devil in Silver in USA TODAY

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    Words from Victor LaValle on the horror that captures and makes us fans of the bile that creeps in when reading things...
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