Three characters share their disturbing experiences, from a horrific murder, to tragic loss and catastrophic nightmares.
(WARNING: This review contains minor spoilers.)
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I thank Hugh Dante for giving me the opportunity.
The Reminders was a short glimpse of the author’s work, featuring three stories that brought to memory old forums and anonymous postings – you know, how creepypastas used to be, when they still had that air of mystery behind them. With “The Reminders” being the title story, it told of a boy that witnessed his family being murdered, while “Brothers” got into how a house affected the lives of two siblings, and lastly there’s “Bright Dreams“, where a widow begins to experience odd night terrors. They were entertaining for the most part and didn’t require much commitment, yet as refreshing as it was to jump in and out so casually, I didn’t find it a particularly memorable experience. Still, is something worth it even if it’s just a few minutes of enjoyment? I’d say so.
In conclusion: A mini collection of stories that read more like forum creepypastas, The Reminders definitely didn’t demand much of my time, and with a lot going on, that can be a good thing. Including some unsettling subject matters, the bite-sized tales had some good ideas behind them.
But I dread nightfall, when I can no longer keep my old eyes from closing.
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