Mr. Shivers

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Mr. Shivers is a book by Robert Jackson Bennett published by Orbit Books in 2010.

It has won the 2010 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel.


  • The Guardian states "Mr Shivers is a startling début, a deft amalgam of thriller, cerebral horror and American gothic, written with a stark and artful simplicity that complements the examination of struggling humanity pushed to its limits."[1]
  • Michael Dirda of The Washington Post writes "one must congratulate Robert James Bennett for his convincingly bleak setting and for the creation of "Mr. Shivers", "the Skullsie Man," "the Grinning Bone Dancer."[2]
  • The Daily Express calls the book "memorable".[3]


  1. ^ Eric Brown (2010-01-09). "Science fiction roundup". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  2. ^ "Book review: Michael Dirda reviews Robert Jackson Bennett's 'Mr. Shivers'". Washington Post. 2010-02-11. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  3. ^ "Mr Shivers: Robert Jackson Bennett". 2010-02-12. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 

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