#HalloweenRead Book Review: Company of the Raven by @JRBournville

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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 RavenCompany of the Raven by J.R. Bournville
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Company of the Raven was an interesting short story. Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s, The Raven, the story takes on a similar endeavor, though taking a more narrative rather than lyrical path.

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! :)

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