Reading: Return to the black farm

Return To The Black Farm by Elias Witherow

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I read that mother in one sitting – it was that good. I even stopped reading “real” books, and resorted to short stories only – because most books just bore me half way. But not this! While not as good as the first one, it is absolutely an amazing sequel.
I did disconnect a little with the moral of the story, and the whole ‘i’m a better man for having a baby’ type deal – but all in all it didn’t take anything from the story, and also I do feel it was the logical route to go with this story anyways.

This is a sequel, my impression of the first book you can find here.

Reading: The black farm

The Black FarmThe Black Farm by Elias Witherow

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

To be honest my first thought was ‘omg it’s a rewrite of feed the pig’ which admittedly was one of my favorite short stories from ‘the worst kind of monsters’, but I was a little annoyed that I had been so psyched to see something new from the author, and then it was just an old story in new clothes. But I was wrong, or well at least to some extend, because even if it is actually a rewrite of feed the pig, it is more like a reimagining, and black farm is so much more than the original short story to a point where it’s not really fair to compare the two.
Even if you read feed the pig, this story brings more to the table, read it! you won’t be sorry.

Reading: The worst kind of monsters

The Worst Kind of MonstersThe Worst Kind of Monsters by Elias Witherow

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Best thing I read for a long, long time! Absolutely awesome.

This book rocked my socks! It was unapologetic, brutal and straight on point. I could literally not put it down and read it cover to cover in like two days. I love it! The author just published a new book that I bought called ‘the black farm’ I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet, but on the backbone of this book I have super high hopes!

edit 2020: just wanted to add that the short story feed the pig, is what later became ‘the black farm’, you can find my recomendation of that here.