- File Size: 1404 KB
- Print Length: 38 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 3, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00TBKXQ24
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,210,421 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Or rather, I leapt. One jumps at a noise in the dark; one leaps at a chance to read good fiction. One ought leap to pick up
Peculiar Situations, though to be sure, at least one of the stories in the collection will likely have you jumping at noises for nights to come.
This is monster-fiction gourmet. The preparation is evident at every turn, the flavors and aesthetics are evocative but self-contained; the courses contrast without conflicting.
This is good writing, as good and better than Engelhardt's previous work.
Also, it's an afternoon of pure reading enjoyment, and highly recommended.
In Peculiar Situations, Megan has the uncanny—one might even say peculiar—ability to capture the voice of days gone by when people told spooky stories at night around a fire with the wind whistling down their backs and bare tree branches clacking together like old bones. My favorite story in the collection is “The True Story About the Devil and Jamie’s Shoes.” Not only does it have one of the best closing lines I’ve ever read, but it fondly reminds me of the kinds of tales that my dad and his sisters used to tell me up in northeastern Alabama when I was a little girl. It also has a wickedly humorous twist at the end.
I recommend that you read Peculiar Situations late at night when you’re home alone. Just for fun turn off your phone, get under the covers, and read by flashlight. Peculiar Situations will take you back to a simpler, spookier time, one before electric lights, cell phones and computers. Back when monsters lived in mines, ancient tombs and the jungles of Africa, and the devil walked the countryside.