Reading: There’s something terribly wrong with my son

,

There’s Something Terribly Wrong With My Son by Christopher Maxim

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I do like it – but honestly I’d say this belongs on nosleep, not as a book you’re charging money for. It’s clear that the beginning is written in a classic creepypasta style, and then halfways it twists and becomes a jumbled sci-fi novel. It loses ALL credibility and ergo also all the readers goodwill. I simply cannot understand the choice of taking the story in that direction. Honestly it would have worked if it had just ended like it seemed like it would (sort of at the halfway mark). It’s like when nosleep authors write a second part for a popular story on the site.. please don’t.


Reading: Hinsdale house an American haunting

Hinsdale House an America Haunting by Daniel Klaes

My rating: 1 of 5 stars


I really wanted to like this book, and I bought this specifically because it sounded like it was the most well rounded book out there about this place. It seemed like it would be a good time reading it, proclaimed ghost hunters and a well documented haunting.
Alas, this book is a piece of shit, sorry not sorry. Not only is it formattet (i have the kindle version, not sure if it’s like that in the paper edition) so it’s actually a damn chore to read, long run on sentences where the words are together, sortoflikethis. And for some reason the word EMF is randomly stuck into to words like EMFotional.
And a personal thing for me was that the part told by Christopher Saint Booth, painted him like the biggest douchebag – I don’t know him, he might be a giant self important jerk, but it seemed super out of place and not nessesary in a book that is supposed to be about a haunting, not starstruck fans.
All in all I am super dissapointed, and the author really needs to send his work through an editor – even when it’s a cashgrab.



Reading: The butchers husband & other stories

The Butcher’s Husband and Other Stories by Amy Cross

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


I don’t know man, it’s not horror in the way I’d label the genre, it’s more like surreal nightmares. And the thing is that I personally were never into super surreal stories. I absolutely hated the story ‘the butchers husband’, it was stupid (and not made better because there were a part 2), it was unoriginal and trivial. With that said, then the story about the talking dog, and the story about the cop with the tumor was absolutely great, and I enjoyed those two way more than I thought I would. This attests to the authors skill, because when you present someone like me with a genere than I honestly don’t care for and you still draw me in and hold my interest – it is because you are good at story telling!.
Would I reccomend this book? no! absolutely not! This author has written so many books, and so many books much, much better than this one.