The Horror - It's like a 15 minute long teen slasher flick

The Horror - Randy Shaffer

Brainycat's 5 "B"s:
blood: 3
boobs: 0
bombs: 0
bondage: 0
blasphemy: 2
Stars: 3
Bechdel Test: FAIL
Deggan's Rule: FAIL
Gay Bechdel Test: FAIL

Please note: I don't review to provide synopses, I review to share a purely visceral reaction to books and perhaps answer some of the questions I ask when I'm contemplating investing time and money into a book.

This is a very quick read, too short and simple to be marketed as a novella. It doesn't really add anything to the "crazed chainsaw wielding psychopath slaughtering kids trapped in a locked house" genre, but it is mercifully well edited. Mr. Shaffer is no Ed Lee, nor is he trying to be - this is a middle of the road bog standard not-especially-gruesome slasher. Comforting in it's predictability, to be honest. The writing is competent if not expansive; the pacing, arc and resolution all worked well but I felt the sentence structures to be repetitive and the vocabulary to be a bit limited. I'm feeling generous because I got this free through Kindle Unlimited; I'dve paid up £0.50 before feeling ripped off.