Genre: Horror/Paranormal fiction
Quick Notes: After three
days dawns, I have finally “completed” my goal which is to read a paranormal fiction.
The Orphan Choir is a very easy read. I don’t have issues with unlikable characters like those of Gillian Flynn’s, but Sophie Hannah’s Louise takes some getting used to. She complains a lot and whines about everything which is borderline irritating. And her husband is… nah, never mind him.
As for the book, I think it was more of a psychological suspense rather than a horror story. More than half of the pages were spent to build a tension that was lost in the end. Although I intentionally picked The Orphan Choir knowing that it is not a hardcore horror novel, I would have like to experience a little more horror and less of Louise. The paranormal encounter (if you consider them ghosts and not hallucinations of a deluded woman) only happened in the last few pages.
Plot-wise, there were inconsistencies and gaps. I believe it’s an OK introduction to the genre — not too creepy for scaredy cats like me. However, I think I still need to try other horror books to confidently say that I have read out of my comfort zone.
Got any book recommendations? 🙂
October 14, 2020 at 1:01 pm
Hmm…this sounds like a disappoint read overall, which is, well, disappointing lol. But congratulations on being brave enough to venture out of your comfort zone and finishing a book! In regards to recommendations, Stephen King is the only horror author I read. My favorite book by him is Doctor Sleep (which is a sequel to The Shining, but for me personally, Doctor Sleep stands out more in my head). It’s considered a horror book, but I didn’t find it scary at all.