Title: Mr. Cables
Author: Ronald Malfi
Genre: Horror Novella
Number of Pages: 99
Mr. Cables was a weird novella and I appreciated the author’s imagination. He creates a strong mood and grabs the reader’s attention almost immediately, telling the story of a horror writer who comes across a mysterious novel that’s allegedly by him, but that he doesn’t remember writing.
The writer, Wilson Paveantau, takes the book home to take a look at it and finds it almost mesmerizingly slow-paced, but everybody else who reads it finds something about it stomach-turningly disturbing.
Mr. Cables has some creepy moments but I’d say it’s more of a psychological thriller than straight-out horror. I expected it be darker than it actually was and the ending tied things up a little too neatly for my taste, proving to be underwhelming after a great build-up.