The Experimental Notebook has some hair raising stories! The creep factor is way up there as well. Fascinating and sometimes chilling, the author created enough variety here to hook people of every interest as there are paranormal stories, horror/macabre and even sci-fi.
The storytelling is generally well paced and flows nicely. My attention was held by the author’s highly imaginative, well-written and captivating short stories...and so was my imagination.
The mystery and subtleties are magical. No blatant, oozing zombies come crashing through doors, gnashing and gnawing live victims. The stories are artfully spun psychological weapons of intrigue, drawing on the reader's imagination.
I enjoyed them all but I have several favorites: Magpies, Documentary, Jason Fogg, Questing ,Holo – Barkers, Night Bump Radio and Practical Geology. I already feel Career Move or Another Saturday Night are angry with me because I left them aside. If I could give all these stories a rating of 10 stars, I most definitely would do so.
Each of the fifteen tales in the collection contains an unexpected twist in the character or outcome. C.S. Boyack seems to have the knack of taking one idea and spinning it, like a spider's web coming from one small strand, into a very fine and very wide reaching net that catches you and keeps you involved until the end.
Top quality ... you just can't go wrong with this one!