- File Size: 129 KB
- Print Length: 38 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 4, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003B3O310
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,994 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
A Little Girl In My Room & Other Stories Kindle Edition
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Filling this dark book with twisted tales of malevolence, greed, and revenge, Farrell has a gifted and uncanny talent of stepping into the skin of her characters and firmly planting herself there. The first two stories actually made me smile and wish that I'd had them to read to my sons when they were younger--spooky fun! But the second two stories actually made my skin crawl. Did I stop reading? No. I couldn't! And the stories just got darker and more twisted.
I am normally a lover of the bright and glorious happily-ever-after ending that this book doesn't provide; however, one disturbing and graphic story (entitled Justice) did have an extremely satisfying ending that had me nodding and actually feeling empathy for the evil-doer. How did that happen, you might wonder...read this book to find out. You'll be nodding, too.
If you like to feel scared, if you like dark, unsettling books, or if you simply need a change of pace in your reading, this book--written by a talented teller of tales--is for you. Highly recommended.
There were a multitude of different topics covered in this short story collection from child abuse to rape to the supernatural. They did all have themes of abuse, violence and cruelty in common. They were also all dark and disturbing.
Two stories in particular stood out for me. The first portrayed a scene of a violent rape from the viewpoint of the victim. The second showed the same scene from the viewpoint of the rapist. This contrast was jarring.
While most, if not all of the stories, dealt with violence and sex, Ms. Farrell managed to convey the tales with respect, never drifting into the trap of trying to shock the reader with gore. The stories managed to be vivid and shocking in a muted way. It was the casual handling of violence that was the most disturbing.
Each of the many stories in this collection were very short. Ms. Farrell managed to inject meaning and nuance behind every sentence, utilizing the short story form in an expert manner. There is even one story told in verse.
Writing Style: 5 Stars
The sentence structuring was wonderfully done in every story. The tones changed in each, depending on the narrator. There were stories told from the viewpoints of children and adults, both male and female. Each of these viewpoints was made obvious through the voice.
The descriptions were sparse, yet powerful. Every word seemed to have been chosen carefully to give the right impression.
Rating: R for Adult Situations, Violence, Rape, Sex, Child Abuse
After reading the first story, "A Skeleton in My Closet", I was totally hooked. I read all the stories and found them all to be as spine-tingling and dark as the first.
I read some other reviews that comment on the stories and call them "inappropriate". Baloney, I say. Why do horror stories have to be appropriate for young children? If you're buying horror stories and reading them to your children, perhaps it's YOU that needs to sort out what's appropriate and what's not.
If you love being unnerved by jolting images and unnatural creepiness then this book has it all.
But others I didn't like too much. It seems to me what the author has tried to do is take 'classic' (some would say cliched) horror tropes and write a succinct, orginal version of them. Where she succeeds (the stories mentioned above, plus a few others) it works really well; but where she hasn't, the whole story just comes across as cliche: another story where someone is offered a deal from the Devil; another story which turns out to be told from the point of view of someone who's dead and doesn't realise... (I don't consider these *spoilers* as the twists are obvious from the first few lines).
This isn't a bad book, it's written quite well, and I'd certainly give another of this author's books a go. But for me, it wasn't quite the full package.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As this is a collection of short stories, it tended to be a mixed bag, there were a couple of pretty good stories, and a couple that I didn't care for.Published 6 days ago by John Galt
Perhaps it was my fault for seeing the picture and reading the title and assuming it was a beautifully haunting ghost story. My mistake.Published 10 days ago by Peter Sanders
Not very scary but a little disturbing . It was a quick read. I didn't feel it was worth the money spent on it.Published 1 month ago by Michelle
The writing was unbelievable at times frightening as the author took us into worlds that are so frightening, worlds that we like to keep the door shut and hideaway from. Read morePublished 4 months ago by J Kahele
I enjoyed reading this book. However there are some very intense stories. This book is not for everyone.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
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