Mirror by Graham Masterton. Book review

Mirror by Graham Masterton. Hammer (July 2011), ‘7.99

Reviewed by Jim McLeod

What if a mirror really does trap a man’s Soul? For those who know the genre, you know it’s not a good idea to buy a mirror that once belonged to, and hung in, the house of a tragically murdered child star of the 1930’s. You know it’s not going to turn out for the best. When Martin Williams does just that, he soon holds in his hand a portal to a dark and hellish world.

In this novel, Graham Masterton spins his version of Alice Through the Looking Glass. And what a novel this is. He has crammed the book with great characters and great ideas. One of things I love about Masterton’s early books was the taking of a well known rhyme, fairy tale or old wives tale, and how he would spin a new take on it. To this day I still don’t like looking on mirrors, and if one breaks I have to bury it the garden and walk seven times anticlockwise around it.

A chilling book written by a truly talented author. 

Mirror by Graham Masterton. Hammer (July 2011), ‘7.99

Reviewed by Jim McLeod

What if a mirror really does trap a man’s Soul? For those who know the genre, you know it’s not a good idea to buy a mirror that once belonged to, and hung in, the house of a tragically murdered child star of the 1930’s. You know it’s not going to turn out for the best. When Martin Williams does just that, he soon holds in his hand a portal to a dark and hellish world.

In this novel, Graham Masterton spins his version of Alice Through the Looking Glass. And what a novel this is. He has crammed the book with great characters and great ideas. One of things I love about Masterton’s early books was the taking of a well known rhyme, fairy tale or old wives tale, and how he would spin a new take on it. To this day I still don’t like looking on mirrors, and if one breaks I have to bury it the garden and walk seven times anticlockwise around it.

A chilling book written by a truly talented author.