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Suspended Animation Review

Even at only 8 pages, this packs a punch.


Rating: 4/5

Prison time hangs heavy. Prison life is not kind. There is a corruption in it. There is no redemption.

 

I received a free copy of Suspended Animation through Blackthorn Book Tours for their February Quick Bites in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for this opportunity!


This is one of the shortest short stories I’ve read. But even at only 8 pages, this packs a punch.


The premise is simple, we follow an inmate struggling mentally as time passes in prison.


Being a shorter read, I had no idea what to expect. But as I started I didn’t want to stop until I finished. This was an interesting and disturbing read. We follow our prisoner, hear their thoughts of what it’s like for them in the cell. But not many of their thoughts made sense. Leaving me concerned about their actions. And just when I thought I knew what was happening, I didn’t. I felt like a rug was pulled out from under me. The ending completely caught me by surprise.


And I’m just left here to say “WHAT?!”


I think if you enjoy short short stories and enjoy disturbing reads on mentality, you might enjoy this suspense read.