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The Little Men (Bibliomysteries Book 21) Kindle Edition
About the Author
- ASIN : B012EPOOBO
- Publisher : MysteriousPress.com/Open Road (September 15, 2015)
- Publication date : September 15, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 4207 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 58 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #194,541 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Creepy, atmospheric, Hollywood, romance, a spurned woman, lodgings with a history, death, loss, haunted dreams, visions, noises, a suspicious landlady, stories from neighbours, and more.
Very moody, very unsettling. I was never quite sure what was real and what was Penny's imagination.
Great setting with the placing and time frame of the story. Inequality between the sexes features - power and control. Not sure how much has changed in the past 60-odd years, judging by the recent #MeToo movement. I don't think that was the main focus of the story, but it kind of stuck with me.
I wouldn't say I loved this one. I'm never quite sure with physchological dramas whether I'm on the same page as the author and I'm a bit too OCD to enjoy too much ambiguity in my reading.
Overall - 3.5 from 5
I definitely need to read more from Megan Abbott. Something I've probably been saying for ten years.
Read - June, 2021
Published - 2015
Page count - 36
Source - Freebie from publisher Mysterious Press
Format - ePUB read on laptop
I'm pretty sure that sitting back with a bowl and reading this would definitely enhance your reading experience because this one is kind of out there. I enjoyed it, wish it was longer, and would definitely recommend it.
Huge thanks to Open Road Media and Net Galley for providing me with this free e-galley in exchange for an honest review
Penny’s neighbours are Mr Flant and Benny and they soon begin telling her about the man who used to live in bungalow number 4. Lawrence, the talented bookseller, adored by landlady Mrs Stahl, killed himself in Penny’s new home. As Penny’s life begins to spiral out of control, she becomes obsessed with noises she hears at night, has bad dreams and suspects Mrs Stahl of watching her. This story cleverly weaves Penny’s fears around the books that inhabit her home and is one of the best in this series I have read. Lastly, I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, for review.
This short story from Megan Abbott is a tale of madness and suicide. Since it's really short, I'm going to skip over the nuts and bolts of the plot. Suffice to say, the Megster ran wild on me yet again, serving up misdirection and possibilities, before kicking me in the groin with the ending. My appetite for more Megan Abbott has been whetted so I really hope she's got another novel simmering.
In this short tale, Megan Abbott proves that she can pack a lot of noir into a short story. 4 out of 5 stars.