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October 25, 2011

Twenty Twisted Tales by R.B. Clague

Twenty horrid tales that will leap from the page and twist their warped fingers around your mind!
My Review:

Twenty Twisted Tales
R.B. Clague

This is the first short story that has come across my desk for read and review and I was a bit skeptical but as a critic, I never turn down a review no matter the genre or type. I found each story short with a slight 'twist' in the end. I find myself normally reading horror and paranormal with a lot of graphic horror and strong sexual content. That is why I found the first few stories a little bland for my tastes, but I did not judge. I will not give a review without first reading the 'full package'. I did find the first several quite amusing and food for thought. The one with the female author who wrote a vampire book which turned into a movie, it peeked my interest and I found it a bit amusing, even likable even though I pretty much seen what the ending would become.

In Effigy I was intrigued by it because of the magical quality of it, but in the end, I wondered to myself, before they did what they did, was the face removed from the effigy before being thrown into the water?? Food for thought and I guess you will have to find out for yourself. *grin*

Trapped, I had seen such scenarios in the movies but with this one I wanted it to go into a longer story, maybe what was donated, somehow he was to see life again, and ironically maybe his own family. Hoping this is not a spoiler, I am trying to be careful.

Heist was a very amusing story and I enjoyed it. Like the others, the only thing I dislike only a small bit is I can predict the outcome of each story. I can do the same thing with movies though, from years of watching them I guess. I can sit down to a movie and within the first 30 mins. I know how it is going to turn out. Yes, this takes the fun out of it, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy the movie or the book.

This book is a great and must have to sit around and get your fright on during Halloween! It is a book that can be enjoyed pretty much by anyone, with any genre. Do not misunderstand my review, it was not negative, I was merely putting in my points of view. This book is well written. The author has a great imagination and creative mind and I am honored to have been able to read and review Twenty Twisted Tales by R.B. Clague.

I recommend this book and give it four stars ****

Reviewed by

Nora Chipley Barteau


About the Author:

R.B. Clague

R.B Clague was born and raised in Melbourne, Victoria. He attended Heidelberg Technical School and studied social sciences at Monash University. R.B's employment in a variety of fields throughout his career has included Health Care, Child Protection, Forensic psychiatry, Juvenile Justice, Community Outreach and Youth Residential work with several non-Government Agencies.

R.B. spent seven years, employed in various states and Territories around Australia as a Probation and Parole Officer, including three years in Central Australia, where he worked with tribal Aboriginal people on remote desert communities.

R.B. currently resides in Grafton New South Wales, where he writes full-time.
R. B. enjoys 
Writing, writing and more writing.

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