- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 313 KB
- Print Length: 74 pages
- Publisher: Charles Culver; 1 edition (7 Mar. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BQPVCWS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,702,473 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
The story has unnerving moments which draws the reader into the paranoia experienced by the two protagonists.
I did feel that the ending was a little abrupt and some the characters could have been fleshed out a bit more to make them believable.
Otherwise it was a good page turner which took me around 2 hours to get through. Great if you happen to be spending a night in a creepy old hotel!
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Having previously read and reviewed one of the author's earlier books (The 11th Floor), I already knew that reading this book would be a thrilling experience. The description helped to whet my appetite for what this story was to offer. While The Foreman shows improvement on Mr. Culver's technique as a writer, it isn't perfect; but it is most definitely worth a read for fans of horror.
STORY - Like I said, the description does a great job of prefacing the story. The plot basically deals with a creepy hotel and a man who vanishes from it. His mother and a private detective try to seek him out, which proves to be a much more complicated matter than they first thought: a typical formula for thrills and chills.
The story is frightfully strong. There were many heart pounding moments that had me wishing I weren't reading the book in the dark. You can never quite predict what's going to happen next, and that contributed to making the experience that much creepier. A few story aspects were never quite explained, but the ending was definite and gave the story closure.
WRITING STYLE - One of the first things I noticed about this story was that in the beginning a significant amount of backstory was given in between the primary action. I thought most of it was unnecessary, and I would have preferred to get straight into the story. I also wish the scenes contained in the middle of the download has just a tiny bit more meat to them: not so much to bog down the story but enough to add more ambience to the setting. Most of the horror was focused in the direct actions happening in the book, which was admittedly very effective, but some moodiness would have accentuated the action perfectly.
I only counted one typo in the entire download, and it was simply a missing punctuation mark. The story was without a doubt edited well, and I appreciate that with many messy books littering the kindle ebook market.
The characterization was excellent in the story. I found this to be the greatest improvement over the previous story I had read by the author. There weren't that many characters, and I was able to form a strong opinion of each of them as the story progressed.
WARNINGS - Language, Horror elements
OVERALL - This ebook is short; it maybe took me thirty minutes to read. Its current price of almost three dollars is probably a bit steep for such a short story. Just because I'm so thrifty, I would recommend waiting until the download goes on sale before buying it; however, I definitely recommend snapping it up when you get a chance as it is a wonderful story, especially for those who enjoy mystery and horror stories.