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Do I Bother You At Night?

4.36  ·  Rating Details  ·  14 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
They say nothing ever happens in Kansas.

Sylvester Petersen used to think so too. That is, until a mysterious new neighbor moves in next door, seemingly out of nowhere. His handful of friends – people who tried to help him cope with the sudden death of his wife – think that it might be an opportunity for him to get reacquainted with the world outside his farmhouse and to b
ebook, 1st Edition, 458 pages
Published October 4th 2013 by Troy Aaron Ratliff
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Oct 04, 2013 Alex rated it it was amazing
I am a Horror Book Junkie. I admit it. I raise my hand high and proud in all of our support group meetings. I've read mainstream authors from King to Koontz. More underground nightmares in pages drawn up from the depths by Danielewski to Krall. DIBYAN by Troy Aaron Ratliff not only can be put on a list of one of my favorite frightening stories, it climbs near the peak of the mountain. Things happen in this story that made even a reader as jaded and hard to impress as me jump in my seat. I woke u ...more
B. Patterson
Sep 29, 2013 B. Patterson rated it it was amazing
As someone who has read several short stories by this author, I was very eager to read Do I Bother You at Night? (DIBYAN?). This is Ratliff’s first jump into novel-length stories and he debuts wonderfully.

On the surface, DIBYAN? is the story of Sylvester trying to get his life back together after the death of his wife. There are creepy things afoot next door to Sylvester. What starts off as a small town story where Sylvester’s biggest concern is keeping up with the Common Country Courtesy event
David Dubrow
Apr 22, 2015 David Dubrow rated it liked it
Troy Aaron Ratliff’s Do I Bother You at Night is an achingly slow-moving novel that brings you into the lives of some very interesting, likable characters, introduces some unusual events, and then freezes everything like a fly in amber for several hundred pages before the end. Everything about it is slow, from the buildup to the conflict to the dissolution of its main character Sylvester Petersen, and by the time the conclusion finally rolls around, you’re left with a terribly ambivalent feeling ...more
Oct 26, 2014 Dawn rated it really liked it
I received a free ecopy for an honest review.

This is an interesting book to review. It started out slowly and for a long time it seemed like there wasn’t much to it: a farmer, Sylvester, lost the love of his life to suicide and now he has a strange neighbor whom he hasn’t met. When more and more strange things started happening in Sylvester’s corn field and next door, I realized there was going to be more to the story. The last quarter of the book was intense!

Troy Aaron Ratliff’s writing is easy
Kristy Centeno
Oct 22, 2014 Kristy Centeno rated it it was amazing
Note: This review contains no spoilers

Upon reading the book blurb for Do I Bother You At Night I was instantly intrigued, and I’m glad I requested a copy for a review.

This thriller/horror story definitely lived up to my expectations. One of the things I really enjoyed about the story is that it builds up slowly, the suspension creeping up on you until you’re finally to that part that makes you think, “I’m sure glad I decided to read this book.”
I highly recommend this book to those horror junkies
Mar 15, 2015 Peggy rated it really liked it
First impressions: I liked both the 'question' title and the cover which reminded me of Stephen King's small-town America.

Sylvester is the main character of this book and I liked him straight away. He is a simple farmer tending his corn fields but already in the first chapters we learn that he suffered a very traumatic bereavement when his wife took her own life. He has a few friends in town, but generally his life is a lonely one. Strange happenings start to creep into his life. It is cleverly
Ellen Christian
Oct 21, 2014 Ellen Christian rated it it was amazing
Do I Bother You At Night is the type of book you just can’t put down. The suspense builds very slowly and it pulls you in, anxious to find out the next detail and figure out what’s going on. Because of the amazing details the author includes, you actually feel like you’re in the town with them. The descriptions are just so perfect that I can see pictures forming in my mind when I read it. When you actually get to the spooky part of the book, it feels so real that it’s all the more terrifying.
Shay West
Sep 25, 2013 Shay West rated it really liked it
I have to admit that it was the combination of the cover and title that made me pick up this book. The mixture of creepy farmhouse + eerie blue light + ominous title was too much to pass up.

And the book itself didn't disappoint. Intrigue, life-altering events, mysterious neighbor, quiet town, drama...this book had it all. Ratliff does an excellent job of creating realistic characters that you just can't help caring about. The main character, Sylvester, had his life turned upside down after the u
Oct 15, 2013 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
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Troy Aaron Ratliff was born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio and self educated in writing, art and voice impersonations. When he's not reading, writing, sketching, or cooking up his next monstrosity, you can generally find him defending the galaxy from the forces of evil, feeding hippopotamuses, dining with foreign dignitaries and Zen masters, waking up to his supermodel wife, altering the space-time ...more
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