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Nocturne: A Collection of Dark Tales

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Picked this one up recently on a whim after seeing a Twitter thread promoting independent authors.

I just finished Sylas Sterling and the Lucas County Curse, and saw this book sitting on the shelf.  It's only 107 pages so I figured I'd read it before I start Neuromancer.  I'm glad I did, I loved these. 

After having some bad luck with horror books recently this was a breath of fresh air.  So well done and enjoyable.  I'll be writing a full review and video review but if you enjoy short stories and/or horror check this one out.

Spoiler alert: this will be my second 5 star book of the year.


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Don't come at me. I didn't like Nocturne. There were some stories that were good, but most were not in my opinion. I mainly had an issue with the writing. H.B. Diaz is obviously a talented writer, but there were too many analogs and metaphors for my taste. I felt is pull me out of the story, and with short stories that can really ruin the experience. I think I might re-read this book though. (I know you are thinking, "why, you just said you didn't like it") Well, I think if I read one story at a time I might enjoy some stories more. It's possible my frustration from the previous story might have biased my feelings in the current one. Until then, I gave this book 2 stars. Sorry to those that loved it.

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3 minutes ago, Stacyejaye said:

Don't come at me. I didn't like Nocturne. There were some stories that were good, but most were not in my opinion. I mainly had an issue with the writing. H.B. Diaz is obviously a talented writer, but there were too many analogs and metaphors for my taste. I felt is pull me out of the story, and with short stories that can really ruin the experience. I think I might re-read this book though. (I know you are thinking, "why, you just said you didn't like it") Well, I think if I read one story at a time I might enjoy some stories more. It's possible my frustration from the previous story might have biased my feelings in the current one. Until then, I gave this book 2 stars. Sorry to those that loved it.

It's funny, the metaphors is one of my favorite parts of the book.  Thanks for giving it a go, I guess we can still be friends. 😆


Steve IRL

Reading: Poppy War

► Personal Links:  YouTube (booktube)OTBSteve YouTube (MTB and cycling) ●  Strava  ●  Last.fm  ●  GoodReads ● Vero

 

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