The Changing – Vansonphu.com


The Changing I picked up this book because I m a recent fan of T.M Wright When I went looking forof his books, I found this one not realizing that he wrote it under the pseudonym F.W Armstrong I must admit that this book, The Changing, did not grab me like others in Wright s Strange See and Manhattan Ghost Story series But The Changing was a quick read and still a bit of fun It certainly helped that I did not go in with any expectations The story moved along nicely but without my favorite aspect I picked up this book because I m a recent fan of T.M Wright When I went looking forof his books, I found this one not realizing that he wrote it under the pseudonym F.W Armstrong I must admit that this book, The Changing, did not grab me like others in Wright s Strange See and Manhattan Ghost Story series But The Changing was a quick read and still a bit of fun It certainly helped that I did not go in with any expectations The story moved along nicely but without my favorite aspects of T.M Wright s atmosphere and impending sense of other and quiet uneasiness The characters were somewhat flat but did exhibit some shock and some humor, a reminder of the good old days of reading when I was younger Although I enjoyed the quick fun read, minus view spoiler the one hospital scene that came out of the blue and did not seem to fit the story at all hide spoiler , I don t think I m going to go going on to other books in the series, at least for now But I still remain a T.M Wright fan This book captured my interest but I hated the way that the ending wasn t really the ending In two pages, Wright can introduce me to and subsequently kill off a character, yet I still feelfamiliar with said character than those in books spending hundreds of pages doing the same thing This was a quick, fun read, yet Wright s intelligent, subtle style makes itthan that I bet Wright could author a grocery list that would keep me interested.On to book two One of my favorite horror writers from my Rochester, NY, days The setting of this book, Kodak Park and the surrounding neighborhoods, brought back a flood of memories, but also made me sad, given Kodak s lingering death. Avoid this book at all costs I made it through three of the 20 some chapters in this book It was like pulling teeth Way too much filler to introduce the characters, bad pacing, hokey resolution. The ChangingThe first victim lived just long enough to describe his attack First came a deep growlingthen a sudden thrust for his throat He diedconvinced he d been attacked by a werewolf The grisly murders of Rochester s huge film manufacturing complex puzzled Chief of Detectives Tom McCabe A werewolf prowling the corridors of the huge facilityattacking middle management level employees Preposterous But just to be on the safe side, he d call in Ryerson H Biergarten, the well known parapsychologist If Rye could deal with ghosts, he could catch a werewolf


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