KEEPERS is typically well written book. Typical I say because it was written by Gary Braunbeck. His characterization is top notch, his dialogue witty and believable. What you would expect from a Braunbeck novel. The structure was, unusual, to say the least. Large portions of the book featured flashbacks, very lengthy flashbacks. There is an appearance during one of the flashbacks of the rarely seen second person point of view. The end of the book becomes decidedly, perhaps inexplicably, surreal.
Braunbeck made some risky choices considering this is a mass market horror novel. He not only makes it work but he makes it work very well indeed. This is not my favorite Braunbeck but I have never read anything from him that is less than stunning. He took some risks here and it pays off.