Carnival of Horrors

It’s a good thing that I’m not one of those folks who are
afraid of clowns.  Otherwise, this review
would have never even begun.  I would
have barely cracked open Carnival of Horrors and said NOPE, can’t do it.  Lucky for all of you, clowns are if anything
just slightly creepy to me, so we can get in some feedback on this evil little
offering.
What I was able to gather jumping into this fourth book is
that we focus on the dark, supernatural filled life that our main character
Jake Stone lives.  He’s no stranger to
all things ghostly, although it seems like he’s been trying to get away from
that, with no success apparently.  We get
plenty of background story on how he started on the strange path he was led to.  The only thing I wasn’t too sure of by the
end is why he has been forced to return to it.
As the cover indicates, we get to follow along with “classic
horror film black & white”.  I
thought this was a clever way to sell the monochrome approach to the
artwork.  Admittedly, I would have loved
to see the wonderful colors that graced the cover in the entire book.  But even without them, the visuals were well
done.

With this being a later part of the Funhouse of Horrors
series, I’m not entirely sure if I’ve missed any prior info that would help
understand the premise.  This certainly
seems like it could stand on its own, but if it wasn’t meant to be, my
apologies to potential readers.  For what
it was worth, it was a spooky little treat and with the rest of the series, it could be a nice addition to your collection.
Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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