donderdag 18 oktober 2012

Anita Ensal – Being neighborly

The second book in the Neighbourhood series, published March 25, 2012.
Genre: fantasy
Cover: Very nice.

Being neighborly

When Little Mams and Junior suspect there’s trouble brewing in the big city, Big Mams, armed with an old iron skillet, comes to investigate.
When their neighbors are disappearing and acting strangely, Junior and Little Mams know it’s time to call in for reinforcements—Big Mams.
Things aren’t usually what they appear to be for anyone from The Neighborhood, and the neighborhood where her daughter and son-in-law are living in the “big city” is harboring something very nasty. But Big Mams didn’t come to visit alone…and she won’t be going home alone, either.

I did not expect a story of only 30 pages, but I did enjoy it a lot. It was lovely strange, with little time for character building, but that was not really necessary. I liked them all, the pets as well. And how I wish for a full length novel in this world building! The ending sure makes it sound awesome. I love Anita Ensal (Gini Koch)’s sense of humor, and her way of painting a world with only a few sentences.
Not going to summarize, that would be impossible and spoil too much, but well, that skillet is very important to the story! If you have half an hour to spend, you really should try this story.

8 stars

A blogger made me buy it

I bought this short story at Smashwords:

© 2012 Reviews by Aurian

5 opmerkingen:

  1. Oh a good short story and love the pets too? Well, you know this one is for me. Thanks for letting me know about this book.

  2. Hard to read and then review 30 pages, been there :)

  3. sounds funny and Gini is a good writer, so I'll be searching for it.

  4. I didn't know this one, I like the synopsis but have a little problem with the cover I confess. It's nice to have a great short story, it's always difficult I think.