Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Review: The Window - by Glenn Rolfe

5 of 5 Stars - Review copy

After reading four novels and a collection of short stories by Glenn Rolfe, I have to admit, I am a fan.   I'm also pleased to note I've seen growth in each new work and believe The Window is Glenn's best book to date.

A wicked tone sets the mood for Rolfe's latest excursion into horror.

"The demons Domineus and his wife Sanikus, so close, yet so far from attaining their ultimate goal, once again, were forced to wait for another opportunity, another family to attach to and ruin."

James' parents, Richie and Samantha are divorced and James is with his mom and away from all of his friends most of the time.  When the chance to spend what's left of his Summer with his dad, and as a result, with his friends, James is elated.

His dad had lots of plans, Def Leopard tickets and a Red Sox game were all a part of the agenda, but in the end, none of those things happen.  Truth is, relationships are tough enough, but throw in a family of demons and well...

Rolfe captures the "coming of age" aspects of the story in a realistic manner and the dialog among the kids is spot on.

At times, The Window is brutally vicious.  It's a story which pulls no punches and is right up there with my favorite reads of 2018.

Completely recommended.

Published by Alien Agenda Publishing, The Window is now available for the Kindle at Amazon.com. 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.

From the author's bio - Glenn Rolfe is from the dark woods of New England.  He has studied Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University.  He continues his education in horror by reading the works of Stephen King, Brian Keene, Richard Laymon, Ronald Malfi, and many more.  He and his wife, Meghan, have three children, Ruby, Ramona, and Axl.  He is grateful to be loved despite his weirdness.

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