I'm Antara, reviewer at Code Name: Bookworm. I'm a college student from India and I absolutely LOVE reading books.
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- The Waiting Room
on April 22, 2013
NOTE: I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Overall, I was rather disappointed. I'd expected something spookier, or more dramatic, or even funny. This was just a collection of stories about paranormal 'events' that happened. Stories arranged according to preference:
Closed Circle of Friends (3/5)
I liked this story. There was spookiness and tons of dramatic revelations. The characters were written in 3rd person and the points of view were switched constantly (to each friend) which felt rather unnecessary and was pretty annoying. Other than that, I loved how it played out. I would recommend this.
The Forgotten Son (2/5)
It could've POTENTIALLY been pretty brilliant. But having the ghost interact with Frankie, the child, in a setting where the parents weren't present felt unnecessary. Also, the entire conversation at the end seemed forced since at the beginning the focus was largely on how Frankie felt. Or vice versa, depending on how you see it. The ghost could've played a far more significant role, but didn't.
The Waiting Room (0.5/5)
Frankly I didn't even get the point of the ghost in the story.