I’m reviewing L.E. Moebius’s 30 Days Stream of Consciousness: A Haunting (Streams of Consciousness Book 2)… I enjoyed rather more than I expected to.
Ms. Moebius has written quite a fascinating ghost story from the perspective of someone who will choose to ascribe events to anything *but* paranormal activity.
While the book is in first person, that doesn’t prevent the reader from having the feeling of watching a horror movie and wanting very much to yell at the protagonist and throw popcorn, while at the same time never being 100% certain who or what is haunting the house. Being able to ‘see’ the story unfold from behind the protagonist’s eyes gives the story a very immediate and compelling feel, and allows Ms. Moebius to bring a great deal of solid characterization to him, while leaving the other characters a bit mysterious in their motives & leaving us to wonder just what else he’s missing that’s right in front of his face.
As an editor, I will admit that I read with a very critical eye and I did find a few small errors – two or three words missing, two or three homonyms – but nothing significant, and on the whole the book is quite well written. The plot is well done and paced in an ever-tightening gyre which admirably adds to the atmosphere of suspense, particularly aided by the ‘ticking clock’ of the 30 days.
In conclusion, I would recommend this book for those in search of a good case of the heebie-jeebs. It’ll stand the hair up on the back of your neck.
A bit about L.E. Moebius:
I’m the next favorite author because of my compelling characters. I tap into raw human emotion and make the imagined real.
My favorite part about writing is the magical shiver I get up my spine when I read something really good and I realize I wrote it. Sometimes I wonder if I’m the one who wrote my books or if there is someone else taking over my thoughts and fingers and weaving a spell over the computer. Part of my writing process is to set aside a project once I complete it for at least two to three weeks so when I pick it up again I am looking at it with fresh eyes. When I come across those little gems of word magic in the pages I get goosebumps all up and down my arms and I feel like I can feel a Muse breathing secrets into my ear. I believe in spirits at exactly that moment.
About the Author
Lucinda Moebius has been a writer since she was a child and was first published in 2010. Since then she has worked hard to create unique visions and stories. Her work includes novels in multiple genres including: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, Children’s Books, Screenplays and Non-fiction. Lucinda has a Doctorate in Education and loves teaching, but her greatest desire is to help others understand how literature and writing can bring enlightenment and understanding to everyone. She offers book coaching and advice to everyone, whether they want it or not.
Echoes of Savanna: Book One: The Parent Generation
Raven’s Song: Book One: T1 Generation
Write Well Publish Right
Feeder: Chronicles of the Soul Eaters Book 1
30 Days Stream of Consciousness V. 1
30 Days Streams of Consciousness Vol 2: A Haunting
30 Days Streams of Consciousness Vol 3: Abduction
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