Whistling Past the Graveyard – by Lex H Jones – Book Review

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Hey everyone! I hope you’ve been reading great stuff recently! This week, I’m bleeting on about this short story collection from Lex H Jones, which is an assortment of horror tales. It’s the first book I’ve read by this author.

As an overall collection, it’s really strong. Instead of dissecting every story, I now just prefer to talk about my three favourites when I review collections. Saying that, it was REALLY hard to pick just 3 as really, I have a definite top five.

The first story is called The Shape Off The Bow, and it was initially mysterious, then spooky, then scary. Two guys are out on a boat scavenging, and it seems they’ve struck gold, but it turns out that they’ve potentially struck evil instead. It’s written in diary entry form, which is one of my favourite storytelling devices, and gets increasingly suspicious as you go on. It’s great!

Secondly, I really enjoyed AC43R0N. This is about a guy who realises he’s all alone on a dark motorway, except for one set of headlights that for reasons unknown, he fears. Additionally, no matter what he does, he doesn’t seem to be able to escape this particular road. I got an inkling of what was happening about midway through but it was so creepy and tense all the way to the end.

The last one I want to mention is good old-fashioned folk horror, in The Wreaths of Wellbridge. I think this one is my top favourite, on account of my extreme devotion to this subgenre. A reporter and cameraman are in a small town checking out a recent discovery, but then people start acting strangely and things go… er… awry. I loved it.

I’d say this is a great collection in its entirety with only one of two stories that weren’t my particular cup of tea. I’d definitely recommend it to fans of supernatural horror in particular.

If you’d like to get your own copy, or check out the author, the links you need are below:

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