Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Richard Chizmar - The Long Way Home (Book Review)

The Long Way Home
Richard Chizmar
PS Publishing

It has been a long time since I devoured a book. I read Richard Chizmar's The Long Way Home in three days – 3! The last time I read a Chizmar book was the Stephen King collaborated and seamlessly written Gwendy's Button Box – which I also devoured and loved – so it was great to read something new from the man. Let me tell you, The Long Way Home is a great body of horror and literature in general.

Every story in The Long Way Home had me by the horns. I was devoted to the stories and I had to know what was really going on. All of this was executed without a cheap trick or gimmick to hold your attention. And the stories that Chizmar collaborated with others on are also seamless.

Some of the stories are heart-warming and charming (My Father and Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Stephen King at 70: A Tribute to the Gunslinger, The Long Way Home) and some are chilling and keep you thinking (Widow’s Point, Mischief, Roses and Raindrops, The Sculptor). The Long Way Home is a fantastic collection of Richard Chizmar’s brilliantt story-telling and collaborations.

After reading the book, I found myself inspired to write and truly enjoying the act of reading just the way Stephen King does for me. The Long Way Home is a must-have and a must-read for any fan of horror, thriller, mystery, and good literature.

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