A novella from a new player in the horror lineup from Samhain Publishing, which is also the home of the excellent author, Jonathan Janz. Glenn Rolfe weaves a tale that is one part The Blob and one part Invaders from Mars. While the story isn’t original, its still a blast to read. Rolfe has a style that derives from some of the great storytellers (King, McCammon, etc) where it sucks you in with wonderful, believable characters and realistic dialogue. Nowhere is this more evident than in the way the children protagonists talk amongst themselves. So many authors get this wrong. They’ll screw up how a kid would react to a situation and totally slaughter the dialogue of how they would really talk. When I see an author do this, it ruins the whole story for me because now I can’t buy into it; my suspension of disbelief is shot to hell. Not so with Rolfe. Excellent, excellent child characters. The story is a fun romp like a great B-movie. Pick it up and be introduced to the new kid that has some swagger. You’ll be glad that you did. I know I was.
4 1/2 oozing faces out of 5
~ this ARC was given to me in exchange for an honest review
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