Book Review: The Four Corners of Horror
How’s it going? I’m just going through the motions. I’ve been prepping to move and will do so in the next 10 days or so, so things are a little hectic.
Despite all that, it’s time for another book review! This time I read The Four Corners of Horror by Matt Converse.
Matt Converse is a new author to me that I found while doing some networking on Facebook.
I bought a copy of this book as a part of my birthday book haul, and although I’m not very caught up on my TBR anymore, I wanted to try out some of the new reads I purchased. The heart wants what it wants, and that’s new reads!
So, what was this book like? Did I enjoy it? Keep on reading for my review!
Four twisted tales that will chill you to the bone!
Attack Cat is one mean animal on a killing spree, so Maverick takes things into his own hands. Can he end Attack Cat’s reign of terror?
Darlene is a girl who hears voices. Some are imagined but others are real. Is she insane or possessed by the devil? It might be both.
Marissa is the Voodoodler, a cute little girl who loves to doodle. But don’t cross her, as her classmates and teacher will soon find out.
They Come starts with a bang at the window near Madison’s hummingbird feeder, and ends in a flurry of feathers and fear.
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This is my first time reading something by this author, and while I had fun, this book fell a little bit short for me.
The Four Corners of Horror is a quick read with four short stories. Here’s a quick synopsis on each one:
A man witnesses a predatory cat killing peaceful neighborhood cats and decides to do something about it with dire consequences.
A bizarre little girl torments her teacher and fellow students by sketching creepy drawings that seem to come true.
A deranged woman comes to terms with her troubled past and the strange voices inside of her head.
A hummingbird enthusiast is horrified when a sinister avian creature begins killing his fine-feathered friends and finds a target in him.
What I liked about these stories were that they were easy to read and the ideas were really fresh and original. That really kept me going throughout. Also, look at that cover! Talk about awesome!
However, I felt these stories lacked polish. I think additional emphasis on flow would definitely lift these stories up to a four for me. I also wanted a little bit more horror stressed throughout. Yes, there was an element of horror, but I wanted to be immersed in it, to be drawn into the story. I didn’t feel I quite got there.
Overall, this is an entertaining read. It just didn’t draw me in enough and I wanted more out of it.
That’s A Wrap!
Well that’s it for this book review. I hope you enjoyed it!
Have you read this book? Are there other similar books you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!
Have a great day!