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The Little Brother

The Little Brother

(1990)
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Publisher's Weekly
One might call the homicidal hero of Eidson's first thriller a sort of method actor. Guy Nolan is a murderer with a knack for assuming the identities of his victims--but only after he has done away with them. In a narrative that shifts back and forth chronologically, building suspense by holding off dramatic confrontations, the reader follows the transformations of Guy from the time he claims his first victim, his older brother, through his gradual evolution into a raging monster who kills at random. Guy's quest for new personas reaches frightening proportions, and the gamut these run burdens the narrative: it is a fast-paced, violent and ugly story when the maniac is on the prowl, but ploddingly prosaic when Guy now and then manages to hold his dark side in check. Nonetheless, the burning question of whether his roommate Rod and devoted girlfriend Bette will escape Guy's talent for brutality keeps our interest and culminates in a page-turning finale, complete with car chase and blood bath. Though sometimes derivative of the work of Stephen King and Thomas Harris, Eidson's debut has its high moments.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 1990 : USA Hardback
Title: The Little Brother
Author(s): Bill Eidson
ISBN: 0-8050-1236-2 / 978-0-8050-1236-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
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Paperback Editions

April 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Little Brother
Author(s): B Edison
ISBN: 0-8217-3397-4 / 978-0-8217-3397-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Zebra
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Audio Editions

January 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Little Brother
Author(s): Bill Eidson
Publisher: Audible Studios
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January 2015 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Little Brother
Author(s): Bill Eidson
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Little Brother
Author(s): Bill Eidson
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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