Monday, May 16, 2011

Sam by Lisa McCourt Hollar

This week's review is Sam by Lisa McCourt Hollar. Its the first time I've reviewed a short story, but you all know how much I love short stories. And Lisa excels at the short story form.

Sam is a zombie story. And its a fish story. That's right. It's a zombie goldfish story. And you're probably thinking the same thing I did..."genius"! Who would have thought to turn a tiny harmless pet into a killer? Lisa McCourt Hollar, that's who! Its the most original idea I've seen in quite a while.

The story is well written, you sympathize with poor little Tommy, cringe with Mama Tasha and detest Joyce. The characters are well developed for a short story and the reader is drawn into their world. And then there's the twist ending. I have to admit, she got me, I didn't see that one coming!

For more of Lisa's writing, you can purchase all of her work on or Smashwords. And I'd also suggest following her blog, Jezri's Nightmares, to sample more of her work. She's an author you'll want to keep your eye on. I definitely will be.

Happy Reading,


Blaze McRob said...

Sounds like one I'll have to read. Thank you for the review. I won't be sticking my finger in a goldfish bowl for awhile!

RL.Treadway said...

Read it, Blaze! I enjoyed it, and it has the possibility of a sequel although the story is a complete one.

Claudia Lefeve said...

oohh, how interesting. Adding it to my list!

Anonymous said...

The name Sam alone is a very scary name to me. I loved everything about this story. Honestly, I hope it has a sequel.