Author Simon P. Clark
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
People are keeping secrets from Oli – about where his father is, and why he hasn’t come to join them at his uncle’s house in the country.
But Oli has secrets too.
He knows what lives in the attic. Eren – part monster, part dream, part myth. Eren who always seems so interested, who always wants to hear more about Oli’s life. Eren, who needs to hear stories to live, and will take them from Oli, no matter the cost.
What did I think?
In a very Tim Burton-esque style, Simon P. Clark delves in to the deep ideas of storytelling. Where imagination can come to life, local legends have meaning and truth, fairy tales are not make believe. The book is written incredibly well, you make your own ideal of Eren yet you cannot decipher whether Eren is real or just a figment of Oli’s imagination.
I think that the one thing this book suffers from is different writing styles. Don’t get me wrong, Simon P. Clark has a brilliant writing style and uses similes perfectly but I think that his writing style switches several times and it’s quite difficult to follow.
My Rating? ♥♥♥
Will you be adding this to your TBR pile?