A real mixed bag. The poems didn’t do anything for me. I often felt a little underwhelmed with the short story endings. I took issue with how one story treats the reader like we are stupid. In the afterword I felt the author tries to use mental health illnesses as a way of presenting himself as a deep, emotionally misunderstood individual and I really don’t like that. I really don’t like it when mental health conditions are trivialised and used in a casual way to boost an ego. But still, some stories were enjoyable, one in particular is excellent.
Overall, I enjoyed some of the stories, but as a collection, it didn’t really work for me. I found myself skimming over a few of the longer stories because they quickly lost their way. There is no connecting theme through the collection other than they are various degrees of horror stories. There is potential shown here and the author does demonstrate that he is capable of writing an engaging horror story. It’s unfortunate that the stories I didn’t enjoy outweighed those that I did.
Anyway, I’m off to paint my nails so I don’t bite them. Until next time, Peace and Love!
- Paperback: 214 pages
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub; Reprint edition (25 March 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449544959
- ISBN-13: 978-1449544959
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 422 g
- Customer Reviews: 1 customer rating