Goodreads review compares “724” to work of Roald Dahl

Goodreads most popular U.S. reviewer, Karen Brissette, has posted a critique of FOR WHEN THE VEIL DROPS, including my short story, “724,” which she compares to the work of Roald Dahl, saying “it had a good, tiptoeing build and then ended with a quiet lonely horror.”

Karen Brissette says "724" is "very well-constructed" in her Goodreads review.

Karen Brissette says “724” is “very well-constructed” in her Goodreads review.

I have read another book of short stories! And like many multi-author anthologies, there were hits and misses for me, but since everyone is a snowflake and my hit could be your miss, if you like that brand of horror that verges on the ineffable, this would be a great collection for you to read.

In the introduction, which serves as a mission statement for the collection and the publisher itself, the claim is made that this is a collection of “dark, resonant fiction.” and that they gravitate toward “the evocative and unsettling.” and that is all true. some of them remind me of Roald Dahl, when he is doing his dark adult stuff and not his dark kids’ stuff. And some of it just went over my head.

Read the rest of the review here.

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