Great read, perhaps labeled as the wrong genre

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First of all, this was an amazing read. I’m not sure that I agree with it being advertised as horror, though. This was really a book heavy in character development and a portrait of the emotional lives of fathers and sons, across generations and across contexts. There were absolutely some scary bits, but those felt like a carrier for the plot and characters, rather than a central feature of the story. Likewise, some of the plot developments were predictable, but in my opinion this isn’t particularly a drawback because to me that’s not what the book was about. It was about the impact of intergenerational factors, the importance of community and empathy, the contrast of how different sons each deal with shortcomings and harms caused by their fathers. I highly recommend this book.