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Short synopsis: There's an old house with a bad reputation on Mayberry Road. A group of kids go to check it out and the obnoxious star quarterback tries to prove his badness by going into the house. He does and his top half comes flying out an upstairs window-- still alive!. Meanwhile the window-- repairs itself! (Useful talent in an old house.) In an apartment in the same town, a small-time but ambitious psychic gets a call from the Sheriff to come out to the house on Mayberry Road.
Cliched but possibly a fun start, right? Well it goes downhill from there-- quickly.
The author has not had this book edited, or if he did he found the most clueless editor in the world.
"'I really don't know how to begin.' The absolute luster in Steera's voice was, like his mustache, prominent. It made the psychic want to put his listening ears on."
It made me want to look up the word luster on my Kindle. Just as I thought, refers to surface shine not an aural quality. And that's aside from all of the other things wrong with that brief passage.
"'It's okay. Let him through.' Another cop stepped out of the darkness. This man was a little leaner, a little shorter, with a prominent handlebar mustache and a mushed, upturned nose. He had serious-looking eyes, but gentle-looking cheeks, much like Winston Churchill."
This is a joke, right? Mushed is to make soft and pulpy. And I have no idea what Churchill cheeks would be like. Saggy maybe.Read more ›
When four adventurous teenagers go to investigate the supposed `haunted house' out on Mayberry Road, they get more than they`d bargained for. One boy ends up dead, two others psychotic, and another comatose. The house is not just haunted, it is somehow alive. And extremely dangerous.
This is the Troy McCombs début novel, and in it Troy wears his influences right on the sleeve. This is a great and at times fascinating love letter to H P Lovecraft. With books like this there is always a danger that the author falls into the trap of imitation. This however is not the case here, Troy has his own voice and style of writing, that elevates this story from a mere pastiche, into his own variation on the Lovecraft mythos.
Overall this is a very good story, with some very good writing on display. Troy holds the readers interest throughout the narrative, however at times I felt the book needed a more judicial use of the editors pen. Don't let that put you off reading this book, it is well written, exciting and will keep you entertained right up until the end. In fact this book is better written than some by so called experienced writers.
This is an excellent, fast paced read with some nice twist and a few good sucker punches for the reader.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very captivating. The more I read the more I wanted. Very well written. Keeps you on the edge.Published 26 days ago by Bobbie Rhoden
Pretty good read. Not a huge fan of paranormal mystery, but the story is well written and holds your attention throughout!Published 3 months ago by John S Roth
The story was magnetic from beginning to end, keep up the good work. And thank you for writing a story, a window for me to see into your world of imagination.Published 4 months ago by Jonina Rogers
A very thrilling ride from start to finish . A good Look at the history, to bring the reader up to date on the story line. Th characters. Are not to be trusted.Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
John Rollings had dealings with the house on Mayberry Road almost since birth. The house had taken his mother, his friends and yes, a little part of his sanity. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ginia
I tend to enjoy this type of book as it gives the reader plenty to think about. I will be looking for more of your books.Published 6 months ago by pat
Sometimes when you read a book it just kind of takes you to another place. Everything else is blocked out. Including a cat screaming at me for attention. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dan Springer
I liked the story and the people in it. It was well written and I loved the character John Rollings, everyone knows one or has met one. I'll be watching for more from this authorPublished 7 months ago by Blanchepadgett
I chose this rating because it kept me interested and on the edge of my seat. It was a very good story and it brought you into the story with it. That's the kind I like . Read morePublished 7 months ago by alice reuss