Review: Take One At Bedtime by Jenny Twist

Take One At Bedtime by Jenny Twist
Release Date: April 23, 2011
Publisher:  Melange Books, LLC
Pages: 108
Source:  ebook provided by the author

 

 

Nobody ever goes upstairs in Margaret’s house. So what is making the strange thumping noises up there? And why is there a toy rabbit under the kitchen table?

Margaret’s Ghost is just one of a collection of short stories consisting mainly of horror and science fiction, ranging from a classic gothic tale-Jack Trevellyn-to the Wyndhamesque Victim of Fortune, and the modern Waiting for Daddy, when its spine-chilling twist.

There is also the occasional excursion into romance with A Castle in Spain and Jess’s Girl.
But most of these tales take you to a place which is not quite as it seems.

It’s bedtime now. Time to go upstairs. Time to take a look. Just one look.

WARNING: Do not exceed the stated dose.

 

Review: Take One At Bedtime is a book of different little stories in one book. I have mixed feelings on this book.

Some of the stories have a pretty good story line and are written pretty good. I liked how they’re all different. There were some stories that I wished the author had went into more detail on.

I liked one story where a man loved his wife so much and they were about to celebrate their ruby anniversary, but a couple of days before the celebration she got hit and died. He couldn’t stand the thought of being without her that he went into another dimension and she was still alive and that’s where he stayed. At least I think he did I because it never said.

Some stories on the other hand just didn’t end write and I thought more detail and a better ending to tell what happened would’ve been good. Instead all I got was a story that left you hanging.

One story in particular a woman killed her best friend for sleeping with her husband for five years. Both of them where married and her friend told her she had to pick who got her husband and she stabbed her friend in the neck. The story ended with her sons would be home soon and she had to clean up the mess. I just feel disappointed in the ending. I would’ve liked to know what happened.

So I just couldn’t feel much for this book. I tried and it’s really a book that I read out of my element. Wanted to try something a little different. So don’t let what I say about the book discourage you about reading it. What I don’t like you might so make your own decision.