Sunday 1 March 2015

REVIEW: Iain Rob Wright - C is for Clown ( A-Z of Horror )

Genre: Horror
Publisher: SalGad Publishing Group
Publication Date: 15th Feb 2015
Pages: 13


This is part three in Iain Rob Wrights new A to Z of Horror series of short stories.

Stacey is going to babysit for the Murrays. She has done it for them before, looking after their ten year old son Harry. She has the hots for Mr Murray, Nev, who wouldn’t? Harry hasn’t been feeling the best. He has had nightmares. He tells Stacey he hears voices. That clown in the corner of the living room is really freaking Stacey out. This is set to be one weird night. If she survives it.

Firstly, I have to say that quite obviously this book has probably the most wonderful character I have ever read about in a story. Nev Murray is undoubtedly a character that deserves to be in a lot more stories. His character and presence is just mesmerising. A true joy to read about.

Again this is a short one that you could probably read in a half hour. I would use it as a little time filler or to break the mood in between heavier reading. I have to be honest and say it’s not my favourite of Iain Rob Wrights. It is a creepy tale and plays on probably the biggest fear of any horror fan. Clowns.
Harry is the stereotypical creepy child that seems to appear out of nowhere. Stacey is the stereotypical girl next door come to babysit that doesn’t realise that the strange things going on around her are ultimately going to lead to bad things for her.

I know it is a short but I felt it could still have been expanded on some more. It seemed to come to an abrupt end for me. It is a scary tale but probably a little bit predictable. This is strange for Mr Wright. He normally sucks us in with originality and fear on every page.

Looking forward to D to get back to normal.

General rating:

★★★ Liked it but not so recommended.

Horror rating:

★★★★ This was verrrry creepy.

You can buy C is for Clown ( A-Z of horror ) here:

Book Synopsis:

Stacey had been sitting and watching the movie for five minutes before she noticed the clown in the corner. The people she is babysitting for sure have strange taste. Who would want to keep a clown in their living room?

And why does its nose keep changing colour?

Iain Rob Wright is one of the UK's most successful horror and suspense writers, with novels including the critically acclaimed, THE FINAL WINTER; the disturbing bestseller, ASBO; and the wicked screamfest, THE HOUSEMATES.

His work is currently being adapted for graphic novels, audio books, and foreign audiences. He is an active member of the Horror Writer Association and a massive animal lover.

You can see more about Iain at his website.

Iain's author page is here.

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