Monday, May 27, 2013

Review for Passing Time

Passing Time: Nine Short Tales of the Strange and Macabre
Nine dark fiction stories that may just give you nightmares.
A man lives to regret Passing Time. A father will do anything to save his son in Expiration Date. An author finds out her worst nightmare is back in The Devil’s Song. A woman gets more than the claim fee when she takes out vampire insurance in Luna Black.

In Dining in Hell, the Death Valley Diner becomes the wrong place to stop.

A serial killer wants to add another file to his collection in The Vegas Screamer. In Eating Mr. Bone, an undertaker could meet an unfortunate end. A con man meets his first ghost in Land of the Free. And will truth finally be set free in The Letter?
My review:
Passing Time is a wonderfully written collection of dark and eerie tales. Each story has its own way of gripping your soul. Some are short and intense, and others lure you down a long twisted path. You're left wondering about your own mortality, what you would do for love, and what terrifies you the most. As a writer, I was particularly paralyzed by "The Devil's Song."

My two favorite stories were "Expiration Date" and "The Vegas Screamer." The first takes place in a future where cloning is possible. You never have to lose someone you love. The second frightening tale is about a serial killer that has a chilling collection. Though each story has a strong and unique voice, this one stood out with its Stephen King feel.

I can't wait to read more from Ellie Garratt.

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Meet Ellie Garratt
A life-long addiction to reading science fiction and horror, meant writing was the logical outlet for Ellie Garratt’s passions. She is a reader, writer, blogger, Trekkie, and would happily die to be an extra in The Walking Dead. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and online. Passing Time is her first eBook collection and contains nine previously published stories. Her science fiction collection Taking Time will be published later this year.
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  1. Fantastic review! I have this book on my Kindle. I can't wait to read it sometime, especially after seeing your praise for it!

  2. Thank you, Christine. I'm thrilled you enjoyed, and touched you posted a review.

  3. Nice review! I love these kinds of stories.

    Happy Monday. ☺

  4. Hi Christine .. I too have Ellie's anthology on my Kindle, so must get to read it .. and yours too ..

    Your stories all sound fascinating .. cheers Hilary

  5. Ellie is such an amazing person.I really want to read her anthology. :-)

  6. I have it downloaded. It's on my summer to-read list.

  7. Ellie's book is fantastic. Thanks for stopping by, everyone. Hope you're enjoying your weekend! :)

  8. Nice review. Sounds like a read 'with all the lights on'.
    I didn't realize you were from Bloomington, Christine. We lived in Lafayette for several years and our daughter went to Indiana University.

  9. I just ordered this book on you review alone Christine. Can't wait to read it. :)

  10. i agree, i just started this, great stuff!


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