“Mama & the Hungry Hole is the kind of New Gothic psychodrama that Shirley Jackson or young Ian McEwan or Patrick McGrath might have written. Its naturalism shades by degrees unpredictably into weirdness, and then back again, making you feel that the narrative territory under your feet is always unstable.”
Did he just compare me to Shirley Jackson? Gush.
Soooo, this review is from last year and I completely missed it, but it’s so lovely and sweet that I had to share it anyway. Now, I must search for other reviews I missed…
Check it out here at Locus Online as Paul di Filippo advocates for the novella.