Goblin, a review by Tanya

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Goblin: A Novel in Six Novellas
Josh Malerman
Narrator Dominic Hoffman

12 hours / 400 pages
Published April 6, 2021 by Penguin Random House Audio

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Being a huge fan of BirdBox and Malorie, I’ve been itching to read more by Author Josh Malerman.

When I saw this new release and requested it from Netgalley, I had my fingers crossed and I was lucky enough to receive the ARC for it!

The cover for Goblin is fantastic! I get creeped out every time I look at it, which is a big plus! The concept of creepy short stories all set in the same town of Goblin was equally cool. I had assumed that we would get scary stories about the town that would allow the reader to really have the town’s image in their head. Strung together, I was also hoping that characters may weave in and out of stories to make more connections throughout.

That wasn’t really how this book worked. It’s separate stories that all take place in the same town but didn’t really connect to each other. Some stories were creepy and some were disturbing. Overall, the book fell a bit flat for me as I think I hyped it up in my head to be something that it wasn’t and probably never intended to be. Chalk that up to my wishful thinking!

If you are looking for a creepy set of short stories, Malerman’s Goblin certainly carries the weight for a spot on your bookshelf.

Thank you to #RandomHouse and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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