Author: Grady Hendrix –
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing –
Genre: Horror –
Overall rating: 4/5 –
Writing: 4/5 –
Duration: 6:16 (short) –
Narrators: Bronson Pinchot, Tai Sammons –
Narrator/performance: 3/5 –
Impressions: 2/5 –
Performance errors: 1/5 –
Complexity/reading level: 1/5 –
Audience: Possibly young adult
This was an interesting book indeed. It is a horror, not my favorite genre, it does contain a spiritual session, which I avoid but here it fortunately ended badly, and the characters are uncomplicated, at first. Yet the scenery and plot are particularly original. The language is simple, even broken, intentionally foreign-sounding. I must admit I enjoyed the metaphors used in the book as they were both obvious and entirely unpretentious. The world created by capitalism and exploitation is what it is, its history is full of pain. That world will change you. Forget the dreams and expectations, prepare to fight for what you stand for. The Author knows what they are doing and the narrators are of the same mind. It is not supposed to be a work of art but a product, made in a factory, with a whiff of something rubbery and a bit of plastic.
It is an interesting production one can refer to in a conversation and think over. Surely one can recommend that.
A fantastic cover, the main reason I even tried the book. Congratulations to the author of that work! It shows an arrow on a dark, well-trodden, wide store path (in the book called The Bright and Shining Path, if I remember correctly). It shows a bit of trolleys and furniture, like in an IKEA store. It is not about an IKEA store, obviously.