Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The Company of the Dead - Marissa Farrar

The Company of the Dead - Marissa Farrar 

About the book:
A teenage girl living with a horrific birthmark down one side of her face discovers the cure may be worse than the affliction in ‘Stained’. 

A team of men digging the channel tunnel hit a coffin-like box buried deep under the ocean. Will opening it unleash the end of mankind? ‘The Tunnel’. 

A drug addict wakes to find herself trapped in a room of her worst nightmare, in ‘The Tortured Room’. 

A young girl suffering abuse at the hands of her father find solace in a porcelain doll, but the doll is out for revenge, in ‘Adeline’.

A woman suffering the loss of her husband in a car accident discovers her reality isn’t all it seems in ‘The Sickness of Grief’.

A hitchhiker gets the lift from hell in ‘Thumbing it.’

Six short stories of horror; ghosts, vampires and demonic dolls.


My Review:
This book is a collection of short stories that capture your interest with each on that you read. There is a little for everyone no matter what tastes you have and i found that not only were the stories well written and the characters well defined, in places they  were heart warming and thought provoking. The car accident story was especially emotional to read leaving you feeling everything that the characters felt when it came to loss and acceptance. Although i loved reading all the stories this is the one that i really connected with. All cresit to the author for bringing us this really great selection of shorts that i am sure everyone will love to read whether they are an avid reader or just want something to pass a few minutes in a day, with this book you can really do that. I know that after reading this i will definitely be heading out to find more books by Marissa to read, and i urge you to check out this little gem and just give it a quick read.  

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