If you think that horror movies can be seen only by sitting at the edge of your seat, you have to read “Nothing to get nostalgic about” by Eddie Brophy.
The uniqueness lies in the empathy it carries along. The title of the book is intriguing for readers to go for it. With Charlie, the protagonist’s suffering, the readers resonate a lot with their own inner child, the demons they had to conquer, the various conspiracy theories, and psychological conflict to deal with.
Secondly, what tempted me was the tone. Throughout the story, Brophy has maintained a horror tone via various screens like Charlie’s childhood, the family’s dark secrets, etc. The way he has held the chronological order along is beyond appreciation.
Though the overall genre was horror, the room for predictability – simply no! The emotional tipsy turvy ride the author takes us along with a happy opening to tragic past keeps it impeccable to guess!
The author has carried such a sensitive issue with care. More power to come up with such content. With a classical tragedy style narration, all loopholes have been knitted with inner torments synced with extreme horror. Various figures of speech, literary devices like metaphors, etc., have enhanced the work’s aesthetics.
The cost of the book is a little dearer with around 608 INR, but to be honest, you will not repent buying it as the work would also be dearer to your heart.
The book is purely content-driven, and for those who love reading horror or traveling through roller coaster rides filled with thrill, this is the right book. You would go into a dark state of mind for a while, resonating with Charlie’s painful childhood trauma, but the way he faces them all will make you ease-out, releasing all the tensions.
It's again beyond worthiness to publish such a touching yet dark storyline. There is an itinerary followed throughout. The use of symbols has increased the beauty of the text manifolds as it makes the readers think in that direction. The precise use of supernatural elements and their blend with reality was worth reading.
- You like reading Dark and Horror books.