- Title: The Other Room
- Author: James Everington
- ISBN: null
- Page: 197
- Format: Kindle Edition
The Other Room is a collection of weird horror fiction, containing twelve stories of the uncanny and the surreal A naive student finds that his crumbling bedsit can be as haunted as any Gothic mansion.A man stumbles across another world which is the mirror image of his own.A young woman who everyone thinks is beautiful wonders why, given what she sees in the mirror each mThe Other Room is a collection of weird horror fiction, containing twelve stories of the uncanny and the surreal A naive student finds that his crumbling bedsit can be as haunted as any Gothic mansion.A man stumbles across another world which is the mirror image of his own.A young woman who everyone thinks is beautiful wonders why, given what she sees in the mirror each morning.Influenced by writers such as Ramsey Campbell, Shirley Jackson, and Robert Aickman these tales, like all good horror stories, are as much about the psychology of the protagonist as the fate that awaits them.The Other Room contains both new and previously published stories that will challenge your conceptions of horror and literary fiction.
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I am so glad I stumbled upon this collection of short stories. It's original, well written, and one of the best collections I have ever read. Every story in this collection is good. There are some stand out ones because they are absolutely amazing, for example 'First Time Buyers'. I think my favourite of the whole collection has to be 'Red Route', the ending is just one of those that makes you go, "wow!".It's a very diverse collection. There are horror stories, paranormal, thrillers. This is an [...]
Book Summary: The Other Room is a collection of weird horror fiction, containing twelve stories of the uncanny and the surreal. A naive student finds that his crumbling bedsit can be as haunted as any Gothic mansion.A man stumbles across another world which is the mirror image of his own.A young woman who everyone thinks is beautiful wonders why, given what she sees in the mirror each morning.Influenced by writers such as Ramsey Campbell, Shirley Jackson, and Robert Aickman these tales, like all [...]
I loved this collection! There were 12 stories in this book, they were all lyrically written and quite original(which in itself is a feat). I did not care much for a few of them, but, for me, that is not unusual in a collection such as this. Finding 5 stories that absolutely knocked my socks off IS unusual! First off, my favorite story, "A Writer's Words" was well written, concise and a pleasant surprise-very different from anything I've read before. For the main character of the story, what hap [...]
There’s a moment early on in “The Other Room” where a man uses his door key in a hotel to enter his room (or so he thinks) only to find himself faced with his own suit, his own coffee cup, his own suitcase—only reversed. What was left is right; what was right is left.This is when I knew that I was in very capable hands. Because Everington—who has, of course, read Robert Aickman—knows is that it’s the subtly off-kilter that gets under our skin most effectively. Everington isn’t af [...]
This was a quick read, I finished this book in one day. It's a collection of weird horror fiction, containing twelve stories of the uncanny and the surreal. I bought this book based on a 5-star review from Red Adept. Some of these stories reminded me of the type of stories Stephen King writes. Short stories are not my favorite reads, because I feel like I'm just getting interested, and the story is over. Some of these felt like that, but several of them were very satisfying. If you like this gen [...]
This superb collection of stories encompasses the genres of horror, paranormal, and psychological thriller. Everington has a unique writing style that reminds me a bit of Neil Gaiman. His words have a literary beauty, minus the stuffy pretentiousness often found in literary fiction. Everington doesn't use blood and gore for shock value with his horror. Instead, he plays with his readers' minds. He holds a mirror to our fears. And, for me, the possibilities he dangles are far scarier than any mon [...]
(Originally published at Red Adept Reviews.)Overall: 4 starsPlot/Storyline:I think the most important phrase in the ()description might be "literary fiction," followed by "psychology of the protagonist." The horror angle in the stories is almost always a metaphor for other things - loneliness, fear, isolation, regret. The word "haunting" really does double duty here. While there were chilling moments, if you're looking for escapist gore I'd suggest you take a pass. However, if you're looking for [...]
If you like intelligently written horror that is both unpredictable and weird, then this is definitely one for you. Extremelly well written in the writers own unique voice, you will discover tales that have evolved from everyday occurences,(the purchase of a new home; the sudden panic of being on a train and wondering if you have missed your station: the moment you attempt to open the wrong hotel room door), moments in life where the writer has stood back and asked himself that most important of [...]
I would have to agree that this collection is superb and I'm grateful to James for having picked me to win a copy.Spine-tingling, spooky, creepy, jaw-dropping and hair-raising are just a few adjectives to describe how they made me feel.First Time Buyers smacked of both Stephen King and Dean Koontz, two of my favourite authors, where the imagination has no time to rest.A fast-paced and well written set of tales - thank you for making my heart beat a little fasterows I'm still alive.Recommended.
A very good collection of short stories, many of which explore questions of identity/reality. I particularly liked the title story (which is what compelled me to buy it -- I read the excerpt on and thought, "Well, I must know how this ends!"). Other favorites were "The Red Road," in which something does or does not take place on a highway, and "The Watchers," in which a girl is what everyone except herself wants her to be. The last story, a classic haunted house with a twist, isunsettling, to s [...]
Being a fan of weird fiction, I very much enjoyed this collection of short stories. They are extremely well written, thought provoking and have the perfect balance of creepiness. In my opinion, this work would be at home on a shelf next to Stephen King and Dean Koontz. I hope to see more from this author.
A collection of short horror stories with my favourites being The Other Room, The Watchers and A Writers' Words.
Great collection of stories. This is one of those collections that will feed your imagination the next time you stay at hotel, drive down a twisting road, get on public transportation, etc.
Step into The Other Room. Everington’s Room. James Everington’s The Other Room is an interesting collection of “weird horror fiction.” At first glance, the characters each appear to be struggling to overcome a phenomenon, but Everington writes in a way that connects the supernatural to the psychology of the characters. His writing flows smoothly between what the characters are seeing and their internal thoughts, tying the two together seamlessly. These characters are often outsiders, lon [...]
I love short stories of weird fiction and this collection fitted the bill.I have seen that some have marked this collection as horror, but weird is a much better description and some of the tales (particularly The Other Room itself) remind me of the old Outer Limits-type tales.Only 3 stars, because, although this was a good read, none of the stories held my imagination for long (in fact, I am writing this review months after finishing the book, as I had forgotten all about it).But well worth a r [...]
This is an intelligently written book of short stories, labelled by the author 'wierd fiction'. It's wierd but wonderful. Many of these stories stick in the mind. I've never come across some of the ideas before and I will certainly read anything else he publishes. Only one comes near to the classic haunted house definition but the stories themselves and the concepts he explores are certainly haunting. I have to stay in a hotel for two nights next weekend. He has made me nervous!Highly recommende [...]
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