I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham Jones
Published by Tor.com on September 1, 2020
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Also by this author: The Only Good Indians
Stephen Graham Jones returns with Night of the Mannequins, a contemporary horror story where a teen prank goes very wrong and all hell breaks loose: is there a supernatural cause, a psychopath on the loose, or both?
So I think both Barb and I had envisioned something totally different than we read…lol. After checking out what I have to say go see what she thought at Booker T’s Reviews!
Here is what I thought
So I think it’s safe to say that me and this author just don’t mesh and I will not be trying any more of his book ( I also didn’t like The Only Good Indian) 🙁
This sounded so good and I think part of my let down was the fact that I had envisioned something totally different than what I got.
Since it’s a novella it’s really hard to talk about it without giving away something that might spoil things so this will be brief. It’s told in the POV of a teen boy (whose name escapes me) and how he wished they never played the prank with the mannequin because of what happened afterwards.
So a group of teens found a mannequin one summer and use to use it to play all sorts of pranks but then as time went on they grew tired of it so it just got stored away until they decide to play one more prank on a friend who was working at a movie theater.
It started out pretty cool and then once I figured out what was going on it went downhill pretty quick and I just don’t jive with this author’s writing style. Some of the sentence structure was so weird it took me out of the story and for a novella it felt like it would never get over. I can’t really say more about why I didn’t like it because it would spoil but yeah I expected something different and so didn’t like it.