Hell Horror
Horror Trailers, Upcoming Movies, News & Community


Featured Book Review: Killing Your Boss

Killing Your Boss
Author : James DeSantis

Killing Your Boss was a great horror serial killer read. The author, James DeSantis did a marvelous job with this short story that had many twists in it. I like how the author describes each character on their own page. James was very descriptive with his writing to the point…

Shadowchild: A Meditation on Love and Loss - P. F. Thomese Horror Book Review

User Score: 75% Like of 4 Total Votes

Horror books Review

Shadowchild: A Meditation on Love and Loss
Missing word. A woman who buries her husband is called a widow, a man left behind without his wife, a widower. A child without parents is an orphan. But what do you call the father and mother of a child that has died?

Shadowchild is an extraordinarily moving yet unsentimental examination of a parent’s grief over the loss of a child. P.F. Thomése’s baby was just a few weeks old when she died of a brain hemorrhage, and suddenly a piece of his life and heart was gone. But how do you recall that which is missing? How can we replace that which is lost? In powerful prose, he describes how he and his wife prepared for her birth; he remembers the first night they all three slept in the same bed. And after her death, Thomése finds himself desperately seeking the appropriate words to express his desolation. But he feels that “If she still exists anywhere, then it’s in language.” And so he begins to search for a new language to describe a grief that is too terrible to fit into everyday words.

At once a declaration of love, an elegy and a self-examination, Shadowchild is a profoundly moving mediation on love, death and personal tragedy.

About Shadowchild: A Meditation on Love and Loss

Title: Shadowchild: A Meditation on Love and Loss
Rating: 3.75/5 stars from 4 users. Reviews: 4.
Author: P. F. Thomese

Support Hell Horror by sharing our articles and following us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest: