Off Flesh by Andy Frankham-Allen

Review: I was immediately drawn to this short story by the intriguing title and story idea, and there were plenty of catchy phrases to move the plot forward but after a while they became distracting. I wanted more depth and background information about the main character and critical details about the setting so I could picture it in my mind.

Though some scenes were clear and coherent, and I thought it was a great story idea, overall I wanted more from “Off Flesh”.  The horror descriptions didn’t work for me, but if you’re looking for a breeze of a read with a twist at the end this is a short, compact story which I found predictable but satisfying. I would be greatly interested to read more from this writer and see what other ideas they have in mind.

End note: This short story is classified under GLBT but I personally didn’t find it so though there are a few brief references to possible homosexual contact.

Book Description: While at a hotel for a convention and away from his husband, Mr. Jensen finds himself drawn to the youthful and energetic Mr. Wyndham. When Wyndham enters the hotel’s lift and fails to reappear elsewhere, Jensen discovers that sometimes craving the company of someone other than your spouse can have very serious consequences.

P.S. Although labelled with GLBT, as a gay writer myself, I would not classify this as such simply because the author merely referred to a possible gay encounter.

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Disclaimer: THIS REVIEW WAS COMPLETED FOR EBOOK ADDICTS REVIEWS, AND ORIGINALLY POSTED ON OCTOBER 11, 2010. PLEASE VIEW THEIR WEBSITE TO SEE ALL REVIEWS AVAILABLE.

–Reviewed by Red Haircrow

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