epiphany_maria (epiphany_maria) wrote,

Book Reviews: The Croning + That Which Should Not Be

The Croning by Laird Barron
Donald Miller is a senile 80 plus retired academic who has been married to Michelle for over 60 years. But it is all a lie. For decades, Donald has been overlooking all evidence that something is very wrong with his wife and her circle of friends. Finally Donald is forced to confront the truth and encounters the Children of Old Leech. This had so much promise but it’s boring and Donald’s relentless stupidity annoys. The ending where horrors are laid bare is good but not enough to redeem this book.

Best Lines:
“We venerate the Great Dark, the things that dwell there.”

“They dwell in the depths and the shadows, they inhabit the crack that runs through everything.”

“Hobgoblins of a thousand cultures.”

That Which Should Not Be by Brett J. Talley
A dire pastiche of the works of H.P Lovecraft. Avoid this.
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