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The Legend of Mr Ween by Daren Ross is perfectly cultivated tale that even though it's based on Halloween, won't leave you "spooked" out.
I openly admit I am not a fan of anything that is related to horror and the spooky side of Halloween.
I started dating my husband during the month of October several years ago. He wanted to see a horror movie on our second date. So of course me being me and wanting to impress him, decided to go with the flow and be the "cool" date that said "Sure, sounds like a good movie". I admit it, I lied. Once the movie started, he quickly learned that I told a fib. I didn't embarrass him or anything but I did hide my face through a big chunk of the movie! And I have a habit of being easy to scare so I jumped out of my seat (literally) more then once. Needless to say in the whole time I've known him he's never asked me again to watch a horror film with him!
So of course I am always leery upon accepting book reviews when it comes to anything with the Halloween genre. However, this book is not the typical Halloween themed book.
The Legend of Mr. Ween starts off in Boston in 1905. As Hal arrives into Boston, his first day doesn't go quite as he expected. People are rude, disrespectible, and the town seems overcome with negativity. He comes in contact with Dr. Conda who offers him a job starting the next day.
Even though his first day working for Dr. Conda starts off well, it ends with a terrible tragedy. Unfortunately over the next few days, Hal quickly realizes that something polarizing has taken over the entire city and tragedy continues to overcome the city.
This is a short story so the plot and storyline will move quickly. And I will be honest, at first when I come across one part of the story, I almost thought this was going to turn into a more darker story then what I wanted to read, however, I was pleasantly surprised after reading that part of the story, that it wasn't as dark as I had originally thought.
And then once you get to the end of the story, it quickly becomes evident how the first Halloween started. I will ad without giving too much away that it's not what you think.
The Legend of Mr. Ween is geared more towards older teens and adults. This is not a story for younger children. To put this story in perspective, think of it something similar to the stories of Ichibad Crane/Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
This is the first time I have read anything by Daren Ross and I am definitely a fan. I look forward to seeing more of his writing.
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