Book Review: Mr. Cables by Ronald Malfi

Mr. Cables: Malfi, Ronald: 9781950305520: Amazon.com: Books

Title: Mr. Cables

Author: Ronald Malfi

Genre: Horror Novella

Number of Pages: 99

Rating: B-

Recommended?: Yes


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.

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