Bit Grim, Isn’t It? by Christopher Galvin – Book Review

Bit Grim, Isn’t It? by Christopher Galvin – Book Review

Bit Grim Isn't It by Christopher Galvin

Bit Grim, Isn’t It?
A Short Story Collection

Author – Christopher Galvin
Pages – 130
Released – 24th August 2018
ISBN-13 – 978-1719877565
Format – ebook, paperback
Reviewer – Nia
Rating – 3 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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“Follow the rope. Close your eyes. Keep going forward.”

A rope that goes on forever, a dark and sinister apartment block, a morally conflicted orc and a strange initiation on Halloween night are just some of the tales that await you in ‘Bit Grim, Isn’t It?’ Macabre, funny, honest, strange, this collection of 10 short stories will make you laugh, cry and shudder. Be warned. These stories… are a bit Grim.

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Galvin uses some creative writing approaches in some of the stories, making them feel a bit more like bizarre poems than stories. My favourite story was written in this style, reading like a poem from an orc in a fantasy battle to a human warrior.

I was expecting there to be a greater degree of horror in this collection, which is why it might not have made a lasting impression on me. I like my horror heavy on the terror and gore, but this collection is much better suited to readers looking for something more abstract and experimental.

Reviewed by Nia

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About the Author

Christopher Galvin

Christopher Galvin (1981-still going!) was born in Croghan, County Offaly. He has a background in TV and Film, a BA Hons Degree in Video and he works as a short film director, writer and editor. His latest short film ‘Stuck’ has had a successful run on the film festival circuit.

Christopher loves writing and while ‘Strings’ is his first published novel, it is not the first one he’s written. He is busy editing ‘Arthur Smallwood’s Quest For Magic’ right now. Since writing ‘Strings’ Chris has had the ‘I’ve got no strings’ song from Pinocchio stuck in his head. And now, you do too.

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2 Responses

  1. Emma Mane says:

    I’m not much of a horror fan so this might be good for me. Nice review.

  2. Great. Thank you.