Stalking You Now by Jeff Strand Retro Review




About the Book



Stalking You Now by Jeff Strand
Horror Fiction, 140 pages
Released February 2013
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The reprehensible man sits in the restaurant. Laughing with his friends. Entertaining them with a story about his wretched behavior. 

He doesn't know that somebody at another table is watching him. Somebody filled with hatred. Somebody waiting for him to be alone. Somebody with duct tape and a gun.

It's a night for vengeance. And a hell of a lot more.



These Are My Thoughts

Stalking You Now is a novella and will be easy to spoil if I get all long-windy so I’ll be keeping it short. When it begins a stalker is doing what stalkers do best. He is following around a loud mouthed man who deserves a beating just because he’s so obnoxious. Whoops, did I say that out loud? Anyway, the stalker (whose real name is never revealed) has a history with this lout and plans to mete out his revenge tonight.

But things go . . . awry.

Turns out Stalker Man is quite possibly the most inept killer on the planet. Instead of playing out his lovely little revenge scenario on the man he believes ruined his life, his night takes a turn into Cuckoo Land. Nothing goes as planned and humor and pain ensue.
“We struggle. She has the advantage of my pain and disorientation, and also her vicious fingernails. But I’m stronger and have murdered people. She’s winning. I’m no sexist, but how the hell is she winning?”
There is a very small cast of characters here, none you’ll fall in love with but that’s not the point. Read it for the humor, the tension, the small moments of gore and the twisty turns. As with most novels by Jeff Strand you never know where he’s going until he gets there and it’s never where you expected him to go. There are some eye squinting scenes and plenty of morbid humor and the dialogue is mostly good and snarky. And the ending? Well, I thought it was pretty great. Check it out if you need a little humor in your day.

4 Stars out of 5



Jeff Strand

About Author Jeff Strand

Author of a bunch of demented books, including PRESSURE, DWELLER, A BAD DAY FOR VOODOO, WOLF HUNT, SINGLE WHITE PSYCHOPATH SEEKS SAME, BENJAMIN'S PARASITE, FANGBOY, THE SINISTER MR. CORPSE, and lots of others. Four-time Bram Stoker Award finalist. Four-time Bram Stoker Award loser. Ten-time Bram Stoker Award Master of Ceremonies.

Learn more at his website:  https://jeffstrand.wordpress.com/

See more of my reviews of his work here.

Comments

  1. I need to read more of Jeff Strand's books. I like his odd take on life.

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  2. I've been reading a lot of books in this genre lately and this would fit right in!

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  3. Oh wow, I've never read Jeff Strand. Sounds like I'm missing out!

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    1. His books are typically a lot of fun. He has a really warped sense of humor that I love.

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  4. I've got quite a few of his ebooks that I need to get to but I haven't come across this one before.

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    1. Yeah, I never hear much about this one and I don't know why! It was so much fun

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  5. I'll put this in my arsenal of books to read when I'm feeling homicidal...seems like I might be cheering on the stalker. This is one Strand book I've not heard of so thanks for sharing it!

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  6. I have read Strand and this looks like another good one.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  7. Another I'm adding to my TBR right away! :) Great review!!

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