Saturday, December 16, 2017

Review: The Crabian Heart - by Erik Hofstatter

4 of 5 Stars

The Crabian Heart protects from inevitable heartaches.  It's a story of young love and perhaps, more importantly, an immigrant's tale.

It is a story well-told with beautiful prose.

Aleš obeyed and thought about Enola. He missed her already. She was an enigma, something dangerous but exhilarating—like diving with sharks. Her company dulled the pain of existence.

The Crabian Heart is a living, breathing piece of fiction.

In addition to the main novella, there's a bonus short story from Erik, called Fountain of Drowned Memories.

Erik Hofstatter is not afraid to tackle the difficult subjects.  Between the stories in this brief collection, he takes on both immigration and dementia with aplomb.


The Crabian Heart is available now from Parallel Universe Publications.  If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited you can read it at no additional charge.  Also, if you are an Amazon Prime member you can read it for FREE using the Kindle Owners Lending Library.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Erik Hofstatter is a dark fiction writer and a member of the Horror Writers Association. Born in the wild lands of the Czech Republic, he roamed Europe before subsequently settling on English shores, studying creative writing at the London School of Journalism. He now dwells in Kent, where he can be encountered consuming copious amounts of mead and tyrannizing local peasantry.  Erik's books include The Pariahs, Amaranthine and Other Stories, Katerina, Moribund Tales and Rare Breeds.

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