All the Snake Handlers I Know Are Dead by Dennis Danvers

All the Snake Handlers I Know Are Dead by Dennis Danvers
Publisher: Tor Books
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (32 pages)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

All the Snake Handlers I Know Are Dead, by Dennis Danvers, is dark, magical realism tale about a lone woman building a cabin in the mountains of Appalachia and the strange man she encounters there.

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The animals in this tale were honestly just as interesting to get to know as the human characters. Lucille, Maggie’s dog, had a backstory that made me blink back tears. There was far more than met the eye when it came to the snakes that lived on their property as well. As nervous as I get around real rattlesnakes, I would have loved to meet these ones. They had good reasons for behaving the way that they did so close to humans, and I enjoyed figuring that part of the plot out just as I much as I did learning why Lucille was such a shy dog.

I was surprised by how few questions Maggie, the main character, asked about her mysterious new neighbor, especially once the romantic sparks began to fly between them. She was momentarily curious about the pieces of his story that didn’t fit together, but she didn’t do as much follow through on those questions as I thought she would. Based on how puzzled the town folks were about him, I really thought she’d take their reactions to heart and dig deeper into his past. There were so many things about it that were either never explained or saved until the very end despite how unusual they were.

With that being said, Maggie herself was a well-written character. She’d been through some tough experiences in her life, and she was anything but healed from them when she moved to Appalachia. I was intrigued by the thought of someone making such a drastic change in their life after being through so many huge changes that were involuntary. It was fun to figure out why she did this and what she hoped to accomplish by it.

All the Snake Handlers I Know Are Dead was a nice mixture of modern fantasy and romance. I’d recommend it to fans of either of these genres.

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