Happy Halloween! I don’t usually post two reviews in a single day, but after last week’s absence, and finding this very appropriate #HalloweenRead, I decided to just go ahead and get it out there.
Company of the Raven by J.R. Bournville
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The dramatics of it do draw you in, and much like the poem, you’re left wondering at the end if there’s any resolution for the main character.
I do have one complaint. Though the story claims to be written of a person in the 21st century, the narrative and dialog is actually more formal, lending an antiquated feel to it. This may be purposeful, but it felt incongruous.
There was also a slip into present tense in one spot that threw me off.
Otherwise, this is a beautiful and interesting retreat for anyone looking for a contemplative short story, and especially fans of Edgar Allen Poe. And at only 99 cents, this story costs less than a bag of Halloween candy.
**This short story is absolutely clean!
Do you have any exciting Halloween reads? Feel free to share in the comments below.