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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Book Review: Every House is Haunted

Title: Every House is Haunted
Author: Ian Rogers
Publication Date: November 06, 2012

Book Description
"There are haunted places in the world, all existing in reality and every bit as tangible and accessible as the house next door. Sometimes it is the house next door." In this brilliant debut collection, Ian Rogers explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural. The landscape of death becomes the new frontier for scientific exploration. A honeymoon cabin with an unspeakable appetite finally meets its match. A suburban home is transformed into the hunting ground for a new breed of spider. A nightmarish jazz club at the crossroads of reality plays host to those who can break a deal with the devil...for a price. With remarkable deftness, Rogers draws together the disturbing and the diverting in twenty-two showcase stories that will guide you through terrain at once familiar and startlingly fresh.

Review:  4 out of 5 stars
I liked this book because it was a collection of short stories.  With "horror" stories, there's always the risk of making it look like padding, losing the thread of the story, growing boring.  Doing the book as a collection of short stories eliminates this.

Some stories should have been shorter, some I wished were longer.  The stories were all different.  It wasn't death, death, death.  There were different horror-genres represented.  

It was a pretty fast read, and an easy read because I could open it up and only read one story, and then put it down and go back to what I was doing.  Or in many cases, I'd think "just one more story" until I was 10 stories in.

The stories weren't all very interesting, hence the 4 out of 5 stars, but it was a solid book and quite enjoyable.

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