Wednesday, 23 February 2011

'The Rumblin' by Jeff Bennington

If you like Stephen King, Dean Koontz and other modern American Gothic writers, then you now need to add Jeff Bennington to your list.
Don't mistake the brevity of this review - I don't want to spoil this for you and I could happily ramble on about this short.
I loved the way that Bennington brought together his cast of characters in the archetypal American shack and how each of them played brilliantly against one another.
Bennington takes the technique of pathetic fallacy to its extreme and I loved it.
The only criticism I have of this piece is that I think it is a wasted potential of an amazing novel; I would have loved the chance to really get to know the characters more, to know their past and to have my nerves and suspense pulled at.
As it was the pace was rapid, which worked well for some of the sudden plot eruptions. I highly recommend this piece and I am looking forward to reading my first Bennington full length novel.
5.0 /5.0

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Katie,
    Thanks for those incredibly encouraging words! And you know what? I just might take you up on that one of these days. I have a list of priority stories that I need to tell, but when I've finished with those, I just might expand The Rumblin'!