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The Human Body Kindle Edition
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I found the character well developed, as well as the "other" character involved in the situation. The way Rose created the conflict and let the story unfold was enjoyable to read and thought-provoking to those who are interested in just how much the human body is capable of.
I was surprised to find such a well written story, of this type, in the short length that is it. There was no words wasted to get the story out, and that's a good sign of quality writing.
I might have to take a look at Rose's other non-science fiction writing now.
While the premise is quite compelling, the narrative and characterization lacked depth. Rather than the challenging and dark exploration of pain and suffering, we get "What the **** are you doing? Leave me alone, *** **** it." Overeating and the compulsion for food are intense, psychological horrors for many people. Food can become an obsession that, like Ted, can threaten to destroy a person. But this story doesn't capture that nightmare. Perhaps a longer, more in-depth narrative would have helped. This might not be a tale told in a short story form. Some horrors do not fit in a small box.
Rose's idea here is fresh and his perspectives on the horrors within us work well. He doesn't resort to blood, guts, and gore, but instead chooses to dig inside to find those fears that haunt us in the small hours. I appreciate his style and will look for more in the hopes that he takes that framework and really runs with it in a longer format. A good read that left me wanting a little more.
Written by Drake Morgan from Horror Novel Reviews. Horror Novel Reviews does not receive payment for reviews. All books are promotional copies.
Mr. Rose's newest short story "The Human Body" is a horrific spin on a battle that many struggle with. I've battled with losing weight since early childhood, and it's no fun, but if I had to endure what poor Ted has to deal with, I would be screwed.
Ted is such a relatable character for me. Within the first few paragraphs I was emotionally attached to him. I knew his plight and felt his pain. One the author's biggest strengths is the way he writes the characters in his stories. Sure the plot, setting and etc of his works are intriguing , but it's the characters that draw me in.
"The Human Body" gets a five skull rating from me and is a must read.