Is that what this is supposed to be? Short stories on Trigger Street are supposed to be double-spaced. This has no paragraphing, no indenting and is formatted like poetry but doesn't read like a poem. It starts out with an unseen, omniscient narrator, but at the end of--I'll call it the first paragragh--it turns out these are the thoughts of a bitter, deformed albino living alone in the house. Everyone in town seems to think the house is not occupied becasue a murder and a suicide was committed there. However, the creature inside is visited regularly by a sister, Cathy, who reads the bible.
The formatting, to me, was a strong distraction.
Review of: CAPE STREET
reviewed by mnjones on 12/01/2010
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