Sunday, January 31, 2016

Horror Novella Review: The History Major: A Novella by Michael Phillip Cash

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The History Major: A Novella by Michael Phillip Cash
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publication Date: January 4, 2016

Description:
After a vicious fight with her boyfriend followed by a night of heavy partying, college freshman Amanda Greene wakes up in her dorm room to find things are not the same as they were yesterday. She can't quite put her finger on it. She's sharing her room with a peculiar stranger. Amanda discovers she's registered for classes she would never choose with people that are oddly familiar. An ominous shadow is stalking her. Uncomfortable memories are bubbling dangerously close to her fracturing world, propelling her to an inevitable collision between fantasy and reality. Is this the mother of all hangovers or is something bigger happening?

My Review:
The History Major: A Novella is short, but suspenseful. There’s a sort of nightmarish quality that really put me on edge throughout, a good thing for this sort of story. I didn’t really know what to expect going in, even after reading the description, but I think that made it better because everything was a surprise.

This is a quick read, but I took a couple of evenings to finish, so there’s plenty of meat to it, even for a shorter book. I got the vibe that this was sort of an experiment, the author playing around with an idea and a unique way of storytelling.

Overall, I really liked this story. It’s short, but everything ties together nicely. I would recommend this to fans of horror and thrills, particularly those who like a story that leaves them thinking.

I received the review copy of this book from the author.


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