Things Slip Through

Things Slip Through Welcome to Clifton Heights New York Just another average Adirondack town and nice enough in its own right Except after dark or under the pale light of the moon Or in a very private doctor s office

  • Title: Things Slip Through
  • Author: Kevin Lucia
  • ISBN: 9780992170707
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback
  • Welcome to Clifton Heights, New York Just another average Adirondack town, and nice enough in its own right.Except after dark, or under the pale light of the moon Or in a very private doctor s office at Clifton Heights General Hospital, where no one can hear you scream Or on a road out of town that never ends, or in an old house sitting on the edge of town with a mind Welcome to Clifton Heights, New York Just another average Adirondack town, and nice enough in its own right.Except after dark, or under the pale light of the moon Or in a very private doctor s office at Clifton Heights General Hospital, where no one can hear you scream Or on a road out of town that never ends, or in an old house sitting on the edge of town with a mind and will of its own.Maybe you shouldn t have left the interstate, my friend Maybe you should ve driven on to the next town.But you didn t You saw our sign, turned down our road, figuring on just a short stay And maybe it will be.Or maybe you ll never leave.Anyway, pay a visit to The Skylark Diner I ll be there Pull up a chair and let me tell you about our town It s nice enough, it really is.Except after dark Or on cold winter days when no one is around, and you re all alone

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    1. Welcome to Clifton Heights, where the Tuesday night poker game has been interrupted when the sheriff asks his friends the question that has been plaguing him.what exactly is going on in his new home town?Gavin, once a published author and now unofficial keeper of the town's dark secrets, invites the sheriff to the Skylark Diner, where what he seeks will be revealed in the pages of a journal.The sheriff will get his answer tonight.at there are some things in this world you can't explain.A brillia [...]

    2. THINGS SLIP THROUGH (The Clifton Heights Saga Book 1), by Kevin Lucia, contains a series of interconnected events/stories all woven into a larger narrative. The location is the small town of Clifton Heights, NY. We have a group of friends, meeting for their usual Tuesday night card game: Father Ward, teacher Gavin Patchett, "Fitzy" the town's doctor, and Policeman Chris. As an officer, Chris has seen some "unique" and inexplicable things in his one year of residency in Clifton Heights. Sensing t [...]

    3. This book has a strong premise and an interesting yet uncommon format, for that alone I would usually give a good rating. It sells itself as urban horror and that's exactly what it delivers, and although I was happy to see some ambitious social commentary it lost a lot of its impact when presented with cliché characters. Not to say that the characterizations aren't well done, but they are all extremely obvious; you'll see identical ones in any book of this genre. But like I said, that's not nec [...]

    4. Kevin Lucia’s Things Slip Through isn't your average A to B adventure. It’s a collection of short stories about the strange things happening in a town called, Clifton Heights. I say short stories, but this isn't your typical collection of shorts, either. We join the sheriff and Gavin for an evening at the local diner. From there, Lucia brings us deeper and deeper into the little New York town, and into a number of its dark corners. Throughout, Lucia builds the characters and town, much like [...]

    5. 4.5 starsVery interesting novel composed of short stories woven together by circumstances, characters, and places. Not scary, not gory (except one part), and not very violent. But still a very entertaining first book in a series.Recommended

    6. THINGS SLIP THROUGH (The Clifton Heights Saga Book 1), by Kevin Lucia, contains a series of interconnected events/stories all woven into a larger narrative. The location is the small town of Clifton Heights, NY. We have a group of friends, meeting for their usual Tuesday night card game: Father Ward, teacher Gavin Patchett, "Fitzy" the town's doctor, and Policeman Chris. As an officer, Chris has seen some "unique" and inexplicable things in his one year of residency in Clifton Heights. Sensing t [...]

    7. The concept for Kevin Lucia's THINGS SLIP THOUGH is quite an ambitious one. The book purports to link together a series of stories about the happenings in a small Adirondack down where bizarre and horrific things happen with a far greater tendency than normal. On the positive side, Lucia does a masterful job of weaving together the characters and events into a more or less cohesive whole. With rare exceptions, he holds his reader's attention and propels them forward as we eagerly anticipate the [...]

    8. Welcome to Clifton Heights. It may be a nice place to visit, but lingering would be a very, very bad idea.Things Slip Through is an archetypal trickster of a book. The stories in its pages collectively form a dark ride through a town that, though normal enough on the surface, draws its lifeblood from an ominously beating heart. Framed within a wraparound narrative that brings to mind fond memories of the Amicus anthology films, each self-contained story ties into the others, making this essentia [...]

    9. Things Slip Through is a collection of short stories by Kevin Lucia, but it's also kind of a novel. The stories are connected by the fact that they all take place in the same small town, many of them with shared characters and related situations. The big tie-together is that they've all been "written down" by the same character, Gavin, who lives in that small town as well. The main character, who is the local Sheriff, comes to Gavin in search of answers about some strange happenings, and Gavin a [...]

    10. Clifton Heights, the setting for Kevin Lucia's collection, Things Slip Through, could be my town. Could be your town. Could be any town. At least on the surface. But as the local sheriff is about to find out, things are not what they seem, and some mysteries really are best left unsolved. Kevin Lucia has skillfully connected stories which could have worked equally well as stand alone tales. And in so doing he takes the reader into territory reminiscent of the worlds of Mulder & Skully, Rober [...]

    11. A neat and unusual tale, itself comprised of tales (as prettymuch every other review on here gets into), this was a fun, fast-paced read. I was most interested in the overarching narrative, but a number of the sub-stories were memorable and neat. A very vivid picture of the town of Clifton Heights has been painted; I'm looking forward to see what else happens there in his other works!

    12. (This was an ARC. Book due out 11/2013)I’ve known Kevin for a few years now. Four? Maybe five? We met becauseof our shared interest in writing, and of perhaps one day writing a bestseller. Separated by just under 200 miles, we’ve met only once. I will start bysaying I am not a short-story reader. I do not care for anthologies. Nothing against them, other than when I sit down to read, I prefer a novel. With that said, I had no idea that really — really — Things Slip Through, is a colle [...]

    13. Things Slip Through By, Kevin LuciaPublisher, Crystal Lake Publishing, November 2013Things Slip Through is a unique and harrowing collection of interwoven dark as midnight short stories that are the fruits of a rare and vibrant imagination. The author weaves the stories into the narrative with effortless grace and ease, whilst breathing new life into the concept of a “collection of fiction.”Clifton Heights is an odd little Upstate New York town. No one knows this more than Chris, the local S [...]

    14. Horror isn't a genre I wade into often, but "Things Slip Though" made my departure from the norm well worth the trip. Lucia's writing features taut and smart dialogue, devilish descriptions, and compelling story. Looking forward to reading more from Kevin.

    15. Like Stephen King’s Castle Rock, Kevin Lucia has expertly conjured an obscure town in the Adirondacks, with unexplained disappearances, where strange things happen, and a population is held at mercy by an invisible hand. No one wants to break down on I-80 near Clifton Heights after reading “Things Slip Through.” In a clever web of stories where some stand alone, Lucia has woven a series of mysteries into a cohesive collaboration that leads Sheriff Chris on a pursuit for truth through a tow [...]

    16. Crystal Lake offered me a review copy for this book. Familiar with Lucia's previous work with Hiram Grange and the Chosen One, I hopped on the opportunity.Small presses continue to deliver; and Crystal Lake is making a good investment in Kevin Lucia who offers up Things Slip Through. How to describe it? Chills and thrills with clever construction and tight prose. That's only the surface of it. The trickier part is trying to describe the novel overall without giving away the parts of the plot tha [...]

    17. As a devoted fan of Charles L. Grant's Oxrun Station I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Kevin Lucia's Clifton Heights, a town of nightmares, a place where strange and unexplainable occurrences are the norm and horror lurks in every shadow, drifts in every breeze. LIke Grant's Oxrun Station series, Lucia's THINGS SLIP THROUGH had me in its firm, icy grip from page 1. It is written with style, peopled with well-drawn characters put up against the most harrowing situations imaginable. This is not a [...]

    18. A great book that is more than it seems. It is a collection of short stories but yet is more than that. Kevin using a clever narrative to tie the stories loosely together with an connected storyline that makes this more than the average short story collection. It was perfect for reading a quick story a day at lunch to break up the monotonous work day!

    19. Lucia masterfully weaves suspense and the supernatural in this novel. Although I started reading it at night, it wasn't before long that I had to read it during the day to chase away the willies. It's compelling. It kept calling me back into the dream. Great, fun, and spooky read.

    20. First things first, you can tell a great deal of care went into this collection. For starters, the cover art. Artist Ben Baldwin (whose other works can be seen on his website and at Crystal Lake's website) has created an image that is flat out gorgeous and haunting. Honestly, the cover is something you need to see in your hands to truly appreciate. The picture above is amazing, but doesn't do Baldwin's work (or Kevin's for that matter - whose words enhance the image) justice.Now for the plot tha [...]

    21. Gary Braunbeck, in the intro to Fran Friel’s frankly ass kicking collection Mama’s Boy, mentions how Peter Straub changed the expectations of a collection. No longer can an author get away with something as mundane as what often amounts to a “best of” grouping of unconnected short stories. They have to have some sort of through line, some thematic connection. With Things Slip Through, Kevin Lucia has taken that idea to its next logical step, compiling his short fiction in a way that tell [...]

    22. Full disclosure. I haven't seen a finished copy of this book. I read a pre-publication draft for the author, who was looking for first thoughts and feedback. With that in mindThis is a collection of Lucia's previously published stories and some new work, bound up in a framing device that slyly turns the whole thing into a novel without you really noticing. As a collection this is excellent. The first few stories are good, and then they hit another level with 'The Sliding' and stay there. The fra [...]

    23. I began following Lucia to glean reading suggestions from him so, naturally, I started reading him when he started publishing. I read parts of this book as short stories (and I read them out of order but this only emphasized a Lovecraftian influence). This is a collection of short stories uniquely linked to develop an entire town that is, more or less, possessed.Like many horror movie sagas, this book left me with many questions while the answers are only vaguely hinted at, leaving this world wi [...]

    24. A fantastic collection of short stories all centered around in the town of Clifton Heights. Kevin Lucia, delights, disgusts, and disturbs with tales that both stand alone and don't, because nothing in Clifton Heights is what it seems. You won't be disappointed. This book makes you turn the pages until the haunting end.

    25. Spellbinding! Mr Lucia does an excellent job in this trilling story of keeping the reader's attention. Makes you think about all those things out in the world that seem beyond explanation. Things Slip Through keeps you right there on the edge of reality. Much applause to the author on this one. I look forward to your next novel!

    26. Things Slip Through is a nice collection of spooky stories tied together by an overarching narrative. I would love to read a sequel or see some of these expanded. Many excellent ideas, and I'll definitely be looking for more to read from Kevin Lucia.

    27. Things Slip Through by Kevin Lucia is not your run-of-the-mill novel. The compilation of the book is intriguing, in the sense of it being a collection of short stories that's been woven together to create a novel. It's not a typical collection nor is it a typical novel. However, it is a fascinating concept, and rather gripping considering the negative connotations readers often have towards collections/anthologies. What's more is that there is a vast variety of "horrors" represented in the novel [...]

    28. When I first started reading Kevin Lucia’s book, I was extremely happy to have a new collection in my hands. Little did I know how sneaky Lucia was in putting together his book. As I approached the end of the first “story”, I thought to myself, Holy crap it’s a story within a story… How ingenious is this? As I kept reading, I realized it was a collection of stories, embedded into another story, which in turn makes it a novel. (A very well written novel at that.)Story after story are la [...]

    29. Most of the time I prefer novels to short stories because you can get lost in a novel much faster and easier. Short stories are usually delicious little bites for a busy day. That wasn't the case with Things slip through. Told much like Tales From The Darkside, The Movie or Creepshow Kevin Lucia takes you to the town of Clifton Heights and introduces you to some truly memorable characters. The stories are woven together in such a way it feels like a really great novel, filled with people you com [...]

    30. I was already familiar with Kevin's short fiction through such publications as Shock Totem and Lamplight. This book is more of a novel than a collection of short stories. There are many characters and it took a little time to get used to the way the book reads, but this is not a criticism. It's a real interesting story, told well, and has a great flow to it. It has elements of the supernatural, horror and even fantasy and I really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend this to anybody looking [...]

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