A little heads up, this isn't an academic breakdown of Langan's stories but some thoughts that came to me when reading Langan.
Also, Klein's amazing ability to to slowly build his horror out of the smallest things and decisions is amazing to experience. Small decision or spots that we don't think much of but they play an important role to the overall picture. So, they all build off each other and add to the growing tension and horror of the story. To the point where it climaxes and overtake our protagonists. Klein is one hell of a skilled writer.
I'm very happy that I decided to check this book out. Because with this, I get to see the how it influenced the horror genre and some of my favorite writers.