Saturday, November 9, 2013

"An Odd Quartet" by Michael Brookes (5 Stars)

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An Odd Quartet
by Michael Brookes

Genre: Horror

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I received a copy of this book of 4 short stories in exchange for my honest review and because they are brief, I won't give away much, but I will say that most of them are different ideas than I have seen before and I really liked that, but my favorite story among this collection is titled "Forced Entry".

One of my all-time favorite movies is Aliens, my favorite scene where the marines are making their way towards the colony of red life signs and you hear their chatter over the comms. This story was all dialogue and you'd think that wouldn't work, but oh it did, it really did! I want the author to write a full-length novel based on this idea. I want him to expand this short, or develop an entirely new story, but I want lots of dialogue, lots of fear, and I want it soon. Please? =D

"Forced Entry" alone gets my 5 stars but the collection as a whole is a great taste of what Michael Brookes can do.

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  1. Thanks for the review, I'm pleased you liked it. There's a follow on story for Forced Entry in An Odder Quinter.

    You might also be interested to hear that I'm in the process of having Forced Entry turned into a radio play/audio short.

    1. Really!? Ok, that seriously makes me happy. On both counts!! You will let me know when your radio play is ready, I hope?!!