My overall impression This collection contains mostly moralistic Twilight Zone style stories with twist endings, a story template that is currently out of fashion That s not to say I didn t enjoy it, or that I don t like that sort of thing I do Also, I think the bulk of the stories could use a bit of polish for punctuation consistency, mainly , whereas others could use a bitwork However, I found them to be mostly well written and well edited.The strongest story in the collection is Kelly s Not Welcome Here Any. Every Life Knows Times Of Darkness, But Some Know Than MostIn Smoke We Meet A Lonely Creature, With Only Its Own Hunger For CompanyMilton Hobbs And The Price Of Serenity Introduces Us To An Alcoholic Looking To Bargain, Whatever The Cost Kimmy S Not Welcome Here Any Follows The Journey Of A Childhood Friendship Turning Sour Amid The Demons That Lurk In Shadowy Corners Of A Grown Up WorldThese And Other Stories Can Be Found In This Dark Collection Of Nightmarish TalesDate Of Original Release JulyDifferent Cover Five dark tales Five protagonists wanting their lives back, to go living, but restrained by the s of society and experience five storms in jars that just want break and move on, but can t.Overall, this short collection is a wildly uneven affair, ranging from the less than interesting Other Beryl to the genuinely affecting Kimmy s Not Welcome Here Any The best of the lot is the aforementioned Kimmy a tale of teen angst and decisions we live to regret It strikes the right chord of familiarity coupled with unexpected hostility Smoke is a wonderfully evocative, but maddeningly elusive tale ofsomething I know I ll be reading it again Post puts a mild heart tug on a familiar tale Milton Hobbs and the Price of Serenity and Other Beryl are generic tales with foreseeable twist endings and are underwhelming.Still, I have to say I like Storms in Jar especially the title. POST is my favorite of the 5 stories I liked figuring out what was going on with Zachary along with Zachary And the ending was horribly good.With the first story I had a hard time suspending disbelief I think that is how you say it How were the victims gotten without any evidence of their disappearance Or perhaps it s over my head about how he takes his victims.The 2nd 3rd stories remind me of Twilight Zone episodes You don t really understand what is going on until it all unfolds They were suspenseful and kept me interested The 3rd story made me think of The Interrogation by Dean R Koontz 4th story, POST I loved as already stated.5th story I really liked this one too A great dark short story The main character s internal dialogue felt very realistic Love the title of the book The author s writing style was very comfortable to read and I look forward to readingby him her.I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.Smoke 2 Milton Hobbs and the Price of Serenity 2 Other Beryl 2 Post 4 would read againKimmy s Not Welcome Here Any 4 would read again First of all, let s get the comma issue out of the way.Yes, some sentences would have needed some commas But I ve read many self published books, and nobody seems to be taking commas seriously So commas don t make it on my list of deal breakers.But grammatical errors are a deal breaker, and this book doesn t really have any The language flows nicely, and it really took me with it at times I especially liked the descriptions of details in the scenes, which gave vividity and realism to the narration I also enjoyed the seemingly effortless way in which the author communicates the emotions of her characters.I found all the stories strong and the twist endings unpredictable The book is short, and each story can be read in a couple of minutes, so I d recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a little bit of horror now and then.
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- 32 pages
- Storms in Jars
- E.J. More
- 12 November 2017 E.J. More