A Review of The Thing That Knocks by Duke Thompson

What’s it about?

The book cover of The Thing That Knocks: A Horror Story by Duke ThompsonWhen the human mind begins to experience a certain level of media, fiction, or other forms of prevarication, they slowly lose their ability to reason and sort through the information correctly. Such events will take place throughout a person’s life where they won’t be able to tell if something is real or not; this is thanks to our desire to consume and experience things that remove us from our everyday lives. The unworldly is an addiction, and like every addict, people build up a tolerance to said addiction, and soon, they might not be able to separate a fantasy from reality. In a rather twisted way, this story takes a look into exactly what this could mean when a young boy named Francis finds himself in his room one night after years of reading high thrilling and chilling novels, and isn’t sure what to make of a certain experience that follows only minutes after hearing three knocks on his bedroom door. – Goodreads Synopsis

My Review of The Thing That Knocks

I wasn’t impressed, to put it mildly. This synopsis of this book makes it sound like its a legitimate short horror story for adults. There is nothing in it that lets you in on the fact that this was apparently written 8-10 year old boys. It has to be, because they are the only ones that would think it was well-done or scary at all.

Since it is not connected to the children’s section, there’s no disclaimer, etc, I’m going to assume this was written for adults, and am going to review it as such. I mean, I can appreciate some pretty cheesy horror (Tales from the Crypt, anyone?), but I can’t even say this was cheesy. It was just bad. The idea behind it was awesome, but it was carried out with no style and such a clumsy overdone approach to the horror that it was impossible to find anything to appreciate about it.

2 Star Rating

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Title: The Thing That Knocks: A Horror Story | Author: Duke Thompson | Publisher: Self-published | Pub. Date: 2015-12-8 | Pages: 18 | ASIN: B0194CC1X8 | Genre: Horror | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 2 out of 5 | Date Read: 2016-1-14 | Source: Kindle Promo

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