Spoiler Free Review
I was never a fan of horror. I never understood how horror could be captured in books that can’t match the power of the element of surprise that movies offer. To be honest, I scare easily. But, thanks to the game Metro 2033 which inspired me to read the book it was based on with the same title that I began to explore the genre.
Title: The Quiet Boy
Author: Nick Antosca
Genre: Horror | Short Story
GR Rating: 4.21
First Published: January 2019
Reading this book I realised that horror wasn’t just about the music and surprise jumps. Horror is more than that. Horror is more like a volcano. The horror builds up psychological pressure that ultimately bursts.
And that, is exactly what Nick accomplished with this book!
I found this book while I was sucked into a black hole called Youtube, where I came across the trailer of a movie called “Antlers”. Which directed me to this book. I can say, I was not let down. In fact, I’m much more hyped.
This is a really short book that can be done in one sitting. This book honestly is for anyone who wishes to spend a nice half an hour at night and spend a few sleepless nights!
The characters were beautifully written. This was a major reason which made this story special. The setting was quite natural and emphasised understanding the characters and helps the reader indulge in the story.
What I really liked:
This book was one of the best examples when characterisation, narrative, setting, description and plot work in harmony and brings out the best to the story.
What I didn’t like:
I have nothing to say about things I didn’t like. I found nothing!
This being a short story, it is a half an hour read!
It is thoroughly enjoyable. This is a book I believe people won’t regret reading!
I Would Rate it:
So, here is a song for you.
More Power to you!