Once in a while you find a book that is so much better than you think. And it was free. Even better right? Amazon always has a selection of free kindle books and that was how I found this gem, The Uncanny Valley: Tales from a Lost Town, by Gregory Miller. It is now $0.99 but still a great price.
Originally, I thought it was a kid’s book and got it for my daughter. When I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down. I was way more engrossed than I thought possible. I got goosebumps reading the notes from the author at the end of the book. So don’t skip that part. It is a short read, just 141 pages and comprised of 33 letters / stories from the citizens of Uncanny Valley. Some stories stood out more than others and are enough to get the little hairs on the back of your neck standing straight up. There were a few that made me chuckled and laugh out loud. LOL They were that good. Those stories probably weren’t meant to be funny but I couldn’t help it.
Here is the description:
The Uncanny Valley…
“…is a macabre serenade to a small town that may or may not exist, peopled with alive and dead denizens who wander about the hills and houses with creepy fluidity. Told by individual inhabitants, the stories recount tales of disappearing dead deer, enchanted gardens, invisible killer dogs, and rattlesnakes that fall from the sky; each contribution adds to a composite portrait that skitters between eerie, ghoulish, and poignant. Miller is a master storyteller, clearly delighting in his mischievous creations.”
One Lost Town.
If you want to read a great short book that will wake you up, try this. Two thumbs up!
If you get a chance to read this, let me know what you think.