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Her Mourning Portrait and Other Paranormal Oddities by John Brhel
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really liked it

Honest and total review? 4.5 of 5 stars!

This is my favorite work of Bhrel & Sullivan's yet. The stories- all of which are short- all have fantastic twists to them that really rev up the vibe; just when you think they're coming to a nice, neat ending, something off-kilter pops up, and the story flies off again. I'm such of a fan of the writing style and overall work- I think these collaborators get better with each new work.

The only reason half a star is knocked off, is because of some minor details being off in the stories; for example, in the title story, Her Mourning Portrait, it's indicated that the wife's sick bed is thrown out years before the ending, yet the husband is described as lying in the same bed many years later. Now, this could be a trick of the story- after all, that's the point of many of them, most including a magical or superstitious, otherworldly vibe- but it was a bit jarring for me when it did happen, and I questioned whether or not that detail was missed.

All in all, another great set of stories!
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Reading Progress

February 10, 2018 – Started Reading
February 10, 2018 – Shelved
February 11, 2018 – Finished Reading

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