Fairy Lights Kindle Edition
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Lorn certainly has a way with words. and I found myself smiling more than once with his use of the English language. Stuff like...
"She came like a broken water main" and "Bobs was the asinine nickname Mom had created for Bobby, as if his two-syllable name was far too much for her single syllable brain."
The conversation between fifteen-year-old Tony and his mother on the subject of masturbation was chillingly authentic and terribly funny.
Fairy Lights is at times violently disturbing and actually cringeworthy, but occasionally the story would slow to a crawl and there were a few loose ends that left me in the dark as a reader.
A word of warning. Some of Lorn's characters are offensive to a fault, so if you're thin skinned beware.
Overall, I enjoyed the writer's irreverent style and would readily recommend this novella, despite its flaws.
Fairy Lights is available as an e-book from Darkfuse publishers.
From the author's bio - Edward Lorn is a reader, writer and content creator. He's been writing for fun since the age of six and writing professionally sin 2011. Edward lives in the southeast United States with his wife and two children. He is currently working on his next novel.
The character known as “Moss” is a fantastically frightening figure in the mix. In fact, despite Lorn’s monster and fairies, Moss really is the meat of this story. Without giving away too much, every scene he’s featured in is raw, intense, brutal, and often, unsettling. Just what you’re looking for in a horror story.
As far as the rest of the cast, Bobby was certainly the best of the batch. Lorn does an excellent job tying in themes of acceptance and racial tension. These themes need to show up more often in stories from all genres. I applaud Lorn for tackling these subjects and doing so honestly.
My issues with the story are mainly contained to the second half of the book, where we follow Bobby and his best friend, Tony. I couldn’t understand why Bobby would ever be buddies with Tony. Tony comes across as a complete moron, while Bobby is smart, thoughtful, and very likable. I didn’t get it. The other two characters that we’re introduced to in Part Two, Lucy and Officer Vincenti, didn’t feel necessary to me. Neither was particularly interesting, and seemed more like a means to an end.
Okay, all said and done, I still had a good time reading Fairy Lights. It’s not a five-star masterpiece, and it does have its share of weak spots, but I think the meat on its bones make it a worthy read. I love fearless writers, and Lorn definitely fits that mold. I'll be checking out more of his work.
I give Fairy Lights 3.5 stars! (rounded up to 4)
There are strange lights out in the forest and an even stranger malevolent being that lurks amongst the glowing waters of its cave on Palomar Mountain. It is hungry. Very hungry. It craves meat. Boy, did Tony’s mother pick the wrong weekend to go camping. The wrong mountain, for that matter. Let the feasting begin.
Another winner from one of the best dark fiction writers in the biz today. Edward Lorn is a true storyteller. I don’t think there is much higher praise for an author than that. More importantly, he has the skills necessary to get his twisted tales down on paper and engage the reader from start to finish. He takes his craft seriously and it shows. Dude is demented. I like it. If you are not reading Lorn, then you are missing out. 4.5 Amazon Stars!
NOTE: I read this one online at DarkFuse Magazine. It was released as a 14-part serial.
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