There have been some very kind and flattering words posted on Amazon and Goodreads in praise of "Fevered Hills." I have to admit, I wasn't expecting much from this first one, only the vague hope that it might help me to begin to establish my presence in the writing world. I believe I have taken the first few steps into such a world...
"What impressed me most...was the writing style. It resembles Margaret Atwood and Joyce Carol Oats. It brings to mind The Road and Slaughterhouse-Five. There's serious stuff happening in Fevered Hills that we need to pay attention to, because it speaks of what we're made of as humans. How none of us are innocent, that everyone has grey areas."
--The Black Abyss (by Jason White)
"If I had to compare Deininger’s style with another authors, Greg Gifune comes to mind. They share a sense of atmospheric dread in their work that seats itself in the back of your mind, and then that dread grows, until eventually, it becomes a visceral fear that you feel in your gut. I recommend Fevered Hills to all readers of horror who enjoy very well written and thought provoking fiction."
--Horror World (by TT Zuma)
"This has everything you could want in a work of dark fiction: cannibalism, torture, emotional trauma... And while you're given a lot of information from the main character's perspective, you are still able to analyze and come to your own conclusions about some situations in this war-ravaged setting. Mr. Deininger has created a completely engrossing, surreal world to loose yourself in"
--Kimberly Y. (Amazon)
"Great story and very well written! A truly captivating story, with just enough of the fantastic to really draw you in without being over the top. I enjoyed it greatly"
"The Cormac McCarthy quote which precedes this fine novella is perfectly apt. Not only is the tale a McCarthyesque fevre-dream, it matches the poetic and brutal intensity of anything that author has written. An absolutely stunning read."
--C. M. Muller (Goodreads)