- File Size: 2891 KB
- Print Length: 32 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: June 13, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01H2CSR62
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,456,569 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
How Does Your Garden Grow?: ( A short horror story.) Kindle Edition
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Elliott has a fabulous talent for catching readers off-guard and throwing in unexpected twists that you never see coming - something I find very rare today. His stories always stick with me and I find myself talking about them and recommending them to friends and family. He has such a fantastic imagination and he constructs his stories so well. His writing should be up there with the "big boys of horror" and someday it probably will. Really well done.
Elliott's subtle build-up in such a short space of time is almost breathless. His mastery of language in taking us from the ordinary to the downright bloody well not ordinary, produces the stuff from which nightmares spring in an easy, flowing style.
He has only been on the writing scene for a short time, but to me, this author is fast becoming how Stephen King was in his early days.
'How does Your Garden Grow?' really put a smile on my face. I was totally blown away by the author's imagination. I laughed, I gasped, my stomach turned in all the right places. As mentioned, all the author's short stories are fantastic, but I felt this one here may have been his best crafted.
I will mention one small criticism, and that was the phrase used early on: 'cool as a cucumber'. This is such a minor thing, but the short story form is more focused than the novel and the phrase was used on the first page, almost derailing me. I also mention it to show that I'm that anal when it comes to literature, and to persuade you that I'm speaking the truth with regards to the overall quality of the story. (I'm writing this review the day after reading HDYGG? and I'm still smiling.)
It is a brilliant short story (the ending was perfect!) which I highly recommend along with his previous collection of horror shorts 'Portraits of Dread'. I am really looking forward to his next collection.