Review for 55 Slightly Sinister Stories

Review for 55 Slightly Sinister Stories

55 slightly sinister stories, Pink, Spyglasses,binoculars, pink, short stories, sinister, Absurd, Racha MourtadaI received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

I was definitely curious about this one when I saw it on Netgalley. I was looking around for books to read during the time of stay-inside (which is probably still happening at the time I post this review) (rationing books, yay) and this one looked quite interesting. Short stories of just a few sentences with a dark twist? Sign me up.

And while I did enjoy the book and I did find some stories that I enjoyed (3 of which I shared on Twitter) many of the stories were not so sinister, sometimes not even slightly. While they were enjoyable those not so sinister stories, I did come here for sinisterness (if that is a word??).
Luckily there were a few sinister story that had me shiver in delight at their sinistress (again is this a word??).

I also did like that each story was just comprised of a few sentences but still felt like a story. Some I would definitely see expanded into a few more sentences.

There are also illustrations to accompany each short story and I quite like the style, though it was kind of funny that the illustrations were often more sinister than the stories were.

All in all, hit and miss but still I am happy I picked this one up and I would say try it out.

Star rating, 3 stars

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