Short and Sweet: Gosnell suffers from poor and overly emotional writing, severe biases, poor pacing, and huge swaths of irrelevant information. Wikipedia is as effective without the bullshit. This is not the true crime novel to pick up if you’d like to learn anything extra about the case. Please don’t waste your time.
Short & Sweet: Nothing to Envy is a surreal peek behind the curtain of the lives of six North Korean defectors and their families. Rather than a dry report of the crimes behind the regime, this novel discusses the day-to-day of ordinary citizens, and the trials they face. An absolute staple for any reader interested in North Korea.
Short & Sweet: Aside from bloated exposition within the first half, The Devil Crept In is an enchanting horror read that relishes its presence in the darkness, refusing to answer all the questions you will inevitably have, even at the end. This is a story of terrible things seen – or unseen – and why denial can be the worst horror of them all.
Short & Sweet: Harking back to the older, simpler days of storytelling, Norse Mythology utilizes a short, tale-a-chapter method of presenting old Norse myths and tales, with characters we’re all familiar with at the forefront. Simple and straightforward, but wonderful all the same.
Short & Sweet: The Hatching brings something new to the table, but stumbles with a lengthy start and irrelevant details. Combined with considerable background that provided fantastic character development – at the sacrifice of story progression – creates a story that reads more like a giant prologue than an actual novel.
Short & Sweet: FantasticLand is a horror novel that requires no paranormal element to be terrifying; it is a story of how a single spark can ignite an inferno of uncontrolled evil within the perfect conditions. This will stick with you long after you’ve closed the book.
Short & Sweet: The Family Plot is a ghost story better told over the crackle of a campfire, rather than slotted with other novels of its genre. The background of the haunting is terribly cliché, with slow-moving story progression; coupled with the rich characterization and well-painted environment, makes this better suited as a quick read during hot summer nights.