Growing Things by Paul Tremblay

So, I am trying something new here. I have decided to share some of my favorite reads in this website between posts about the stories I am personally working on. Hope you enjoy these reviews and pick up a few of the titles to enjoy. Each title is clickable so you can check them out!

I discovered Paul Tremblay several years ago when I read a review by Stephen King claiming that Head full of Ghosts scared the hell out of him. Seeing the master of horror say such a thing caught my attention and you know what? It scared the hell out of me also. As a matter of fact, I make it a point to re-read Head Full of Ghosts at least once a year. There was a twist that I did not see coming and still get goosebumps thinking about it.

So, I kept Tremblay on my radar after that, picking up Disappearance at Devil’s Rock as soon as it came out. Once again, I found myself drawn into a story I could not escape. I think I finished that one in a matter of days. After that, I eagerly awaited The Cabin at the End of the World. Reminiscent of the movie The Strangers, this one touched just about every nerve you can think of, leaving the reader wanting more,

So, we finally come to Growing Things. As soon as I heard the title I remembered the stories told to Merry by her older sister Marjorie in Head Full of Ghosts. Sure enough the title story did not disappoint. There are so many pivotal stories in the collection that bring together characters from Tremblay’s other works that I recommend reading his earlier works in order to enjoy the collection to the fullest. Jam-packed with dark, dreary, apocalyptic storytelling that takes you away from the horrors around us and opens your eyes to realms you pray to avoid when trying to sleep at night.

I look forward to starting Survivor Song in the near future and plan a review soon after.

You can find Growing Things by Paul Tremblay here.

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