Christopher Motz is one helluva writer. There is an awful lot packed into this little story. Mr Motz treats us to some fantastic settings and gives us well fleshed out characters, not to mention plenty of action. A story packed with emotion as an old man looks back at his young life and the tragedy he suffered. Not a word is wasted in this tale. I encourage others to pick it up.
This is a thoroughly engaging story that I couldn't help but become fully immersed in. The isolation of the farm and the situation of the brothers made me feel claustrophobic and kept me glued to the pages.
The descriptions throughout the book had me clearly visualising the scenes.
A very well written and enjoyable story, I got to feel as though I knew the characters and felt for them during their hard times, the book is well paced and does not allow you to get bored. First book I have read by Chris but I will be reading the others now.
There seemed to be more backstory to this novella than horror. Saying that, it was still an interesting read. The main characters were well rounded and the two boys were quite likeable. I enjoyed the author's style of writing too.
This is a quick bit powerful story. The voice of the narrative is very relatable and brings great description and tension to the story. Motz uses some fantastic description and utilizes the mood of the environment to his ultimate advantage. I also liked that wrapped up within this scary tale there is also some good treatment on subjects such as growing up, alcoholism, death and saying goodbye to loved ones. This is a cool story but it's also much more deep and complex than its length would suggest.