They followed the stone path winding across the campus, where the buildings around loomed behind thick veils of air, and the shrubbery on both sides of their myopic party had turned grey in the fog-dulled morning. The Chant is a ritual, a weird singsong ceremony held before graduation, to deliver one from the womb of campus. Find out what it is.
on Jan. 11, 2019 :
Makes college sound like a cult. Undeniably well written. Too bad it had no other sense of closure. It insisted on itself. Nevertheless, good.
(review of free book)
on Dec. 7, 2018 :
The beauty of language and description is on full display in Amr Nasser's The Chant. You will find yourself quickly immersed in the setting, reading on not only to solve the mystery presented in the first few lines of the story, but also to experience the rich language that brings life to the story.
There is an eerie sense that something is not quite right almost from the beginning of the story, the author does a fine job of building the suspense as you continue. I personally enjoy when an author leaves you with as many questions as they answer, and this story definitely falls into that category. There are many things to enjoy about this story, and even if you end up not liking it, you'll likely find yourself reading to the end anyhow, because the author does such a wonderful job building toward a climax.