What’s a book that you loved the beginning to death only to see it go in a direction you hated and ultimately be a disappointment?
This question comes up because I just read The Keep over the weekend which starts out as a terrific horror novel. A garrison of German soldiers during World War 2 are housed in a Romanian keep when something starts killing them off at night. The captain sends for help and ends up with a squad of SS taking over which only makes things worse. About halfway through the book, we find out what’s going on and it just ruins the atmosphere. Throw in some cardboard characters and a crappy love story and I wanted to throw the book across the room in frustration.