Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sideshow by Deborah Noyes

A collection of tales consisting of matters odd and strange. Stories range from the origin of the bearded lady to three headed rats and circus freaks. Spooky, eerie, and imaginative, Slideshow explores what it means to be a "freak," how to accept yourself and how to find the joy in being different.

I believe it was a good try. It is difficult to write a book about the strange and the freakish without it sounding cliche. Still it lacked interest and, frankly, good writing. The majority of the tales seemed to have been written in haste with the end product being, shall we say, less than satisfying. A lot of the stories had an excellent beginning and a rough ending, or an intriguing ending but a lousy beginning. No story seemed to have a captivating beginning, middle, and end.

Reviewer Age:16
Reviewer City, State and Country: fuquay Varina , north Carolina united States of America