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- Language: English
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- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
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An Odder Quintet Kindle Edition
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There are 5 stories:
Prison without walls: The first story and an interesting concept that may be applied in futurist years. Who knows? Not that I am sure it would work, by the look of it. It is really well written and the ending is not what was expected.
The Tapestry: One of my favourites. Taken from ancient mythology and adapted err.... Michael Brookes' way.
Ghost in the cloud: That was spooky. Had it been me, I would ran out of the house, put it for sale and never go nearer a phone or a computer in my life. People, you do not know what may be lurking in your cloud....
In the Depth: this is a kind of continuation of another story from An Odd Quartet (Forced entry). It is even more bizarre, more scary and I am not sure I understood the end. But then again, it is one of these 'unexplained' mysteries. Where does the reality stop and where does illusion starts? that is a question.
Not Welcome at the Gate: I was delighted to see my ''friend'' Morlock again. And this time, in a better situation, but of course, nothing comes easy for a demon, albeit a reluctant one. Poor Morlock once again, but...maybe not.
I think this author has made me love short stories. I never thought I would. I read a few that I have found good but I always thought I preferred big books. Not so sure now, rather a very well written and highly entertaining short stories than a boring big book. Even though, the short stories in this book are not that short.
I do not think this book, like its predecessor, is for everyone. People who like to be realistic might not like it. But, I would recommend An Odd Quartet and An Odder Quintet to everyone who loves the bizarre, science fiction and the paranormal.
Come on, download them. You know you want to now. At 49p and 77p, you cannot even get a coffee and a doughnut, so, you have nothing to lose.
I will definitely read more from Mr Brookes.
I enjoyed all five stories, none of which led to where I expected. Quite often the good and the bad are blurred so you never quite know what will happen and who will come out on top. Occasionally an ending didn't satisfy as much as I'd have liked, although this may just be me wanting more of a story I'd been enjoying. You don't have to have read the previous collection (An Odd Quartet) but it does help to give a bit of background to the final two stories which follow on.
The author's writing is always readable and gripping and I could happily read more of these unusual short stories. They don't take terribly long to read, but you will come away feeling as though you've been transported to a different world. Creepy, menacing and deliciously dark.
I really enjoy the author's imagination and love his full length novels. Nevertheless, I hope he will continue to write these gripping short stories.
In saying they are short stories, they have a meatiness to them.
I liked the first story the best. An evil prisoner enters an experiment that would be hell for most people. All the stories are very enjoyable. The fourth one is similar to one in the first collection and is just the radio talk of a group of soldiers stuck inside a house that isn't what it seems. Whilst not my favourite, the tension was certainly ramped up with each call.
A decent collection indeed.
If you enjoy Twilight Zone tales with a creepy edge then this is for you.
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