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Lora's Rants and Reviews

My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing.

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Tales of Men and Ghosts
Edith Wharton
Progress: 6%
First Templar Nation: How the Knights Templar Created Europe's First Nation-state
Freddy Silva
Progress: 51/451pages
Symphony of Ruin: A Labyrinth of Souls Novel
Christina Lay
Progress: 50%
High Witch (High Witch Book 1) (Volume 1)
Mona Hanna
Progress: 36%
Sleepy Hollow: Bridge of Bones (Jason Crane) (Volume 2)
Richard Gleaves
Progress: 32%
Faerie Tale: A Novel of Terror and Fantasy
Raymond E. Feist
Progress: 336/490pages
The Day of the Triffids
John Wyndham
Progress: 66%
The Thin Man
Dashiell Hammett
Progress: 11%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 47%
Lava Storm In the Neighborhood (Giant Tales Apocalypse 10-Minute Stories) (Volume 1)
Paul D. Scavitto, Sharon Willett, Stephanie Baskerville, Robert Tozer, Shae Hamrick, Christian W. Freed, Rebecca Lacy, Douglas G. Clarke, Mike Boggia, Sylvia Stein, Gail Harkins, Glenda Reynolds, Lynette White, Randy Dutton, Joyce Shaughnessy, Amos Andrew Parker, Laura S
Progress: 76%

Floor Four

Floor Four - A. Lopez Jr.

by A. Lopez, Jr.


An old abandoned asylum is boarded up to keep curiosity seekers out because rumor has it that the ghost of a maniacal serial killer who died there still haunts the fourth floor. To add to the urban legends, a workman was found hanging on that floor. A caretaker, with a personal interest in the case, tries to keep teenagers out on the anniversary of the killer's death, but the teenagers are determined to have a party there, assuming safety in numbers. What could go wrong?


This was an interesting concept, but the writing was undeniably amateurish. In it's favor I didn't see a single typo and there was only one editing anomaly in the whole book, but the suspense fell flat, the sentence structure, while technically fine, lacked finesse and the surreal scenes near the end became repetitive to the point of impatience.


Not a bad effort for a beginning writer who might develop his skills by reading some of the greats in the genre.