This is a collection of strange short stories with a very apt title. They are horror stories, but subtly done. I can detect some tones of Stephen King, H P Lovecraft and Ray Bradbury, plus a hint of Stranger Things. If you like weird stories with elements of noir and nostalgia, this is a book to check out.
The variety of styles and perspectives in this collection is interesting, especially towards the end. The stories aren’t explicitly linked to each other but they all fit together into a cohesive whole. I found them very unsettling. The writing style is too descriptive for my taste, with an overabundance of detail, but on the other hand this allows for a televisual quality. I could picture everything very clearly. It’s a memorable read, one that could give you apocalyptic nightmares! The concept of the book is so imaginative and cool, too – I won’t explain it here, it’s best if you read it on the author’s blog. Also, isn’t the cover design brilliant?
Thank you very much to the author for the review copy. Creepy Sheen was published in April – please visit Rebecca Gransden’s blog for details.