The Cypress House by Michael Koryta

Posted on 31st March 2011 in Reviews

The Cypress House definitely doesn’t start with a whimper when introducing its supernatural elements. When Arlen Wagner looks around the train carriage carrying himself and co-workers to a jobsite in the Florida Keys, all he sees are skeletons looking back at him.

His gift for identifying those soon to die evolved following his experiences in the Great War, and he finds himself trying to convince those around him to leave the train.

He fails in his task, with only a young co-worker debarking with him in the middle of nowhere. Seeking shelter, the pair meet up with a traveller who helps them out with a room for the night, and then with transport toward their destination. Click here to read more.. »