Monday, September 27, 2021

Reader's Diary #2237 - Christopher Berardino: Ghost in the Bathroom

 Because it sometimes takes me a very long time to adjust to an author's style, I never give up on a book. I thought this might be the case with Christopher Berardino's short story "Ghost in the Bathroom." 

I was put off initially by the sheer amount of adjectives. There's a lot to be said for a richly described scene, but there's also a line where it becomes distracting. For me, this story crossed that line. Still the promise of a horror story kept me going.

Around the middle, I actually got into it more. The story was hooking me in and the historical setting was interesting. 

Alas, the adjectives started to ramp up again and the story's conclusion didn't provide enough payoff. 

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