Good thing we’re not in Portland, which happens to be where Benjamin Percy’s harrowing new novel, The Dark Net (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), is set. As it is, Seattle feels a tad close.
"Percy takes the darkest conspiracy theories you can imagine and makes them the stuff of nightmares … humankind is held responsible for its irresponsibility, paying the price for all the convenience we take for granted, for our obsession with the digital world...the message is effective and scary...there's something undeniably creepy about the thought that your smartphone can possess you. A gory cautionary tale." — Kirkus Reviews.
“Beautifully written, as extravagant as the night sky but way more cool, The Dark Net demonstrates Benjamin Percy’s soft-footed yet industrial-strength imagination, storytelling mastery, deep curious infatuated humanity, and his total willingness to throw himself off one narrative cliff after another. This is horror literature’s bebop, bold, smart, confident in its capacity to redefine its genre from the ground up. Read this book, but take a firm grip on your hat before you start.”—Peter Straub.
Ben Percy’s other works include the recent essay collection, Thrill Me, Red Moon, The Dead Lands, and the Green Arrow and Teen Titan series for DC Comics.