Steam Panic, by John Robert Mills, is an ebook I found in the Kindle library. It too was FREE and sadly, a bit of an upset.
In an unnamed gaslit city, awash with corruption and vice, the citizens submit to banality and acceptance of their lacklustre lives. A seemingly innocuous event marks the beginning of a long period of terror. A series of bloody incidents which follow, create a perfect climate in which fear can thrive.
Journalist Alfred Hertzfeld, a man dedicated to the truth, is determined to uncover the real reason behind the bizarre hallucinations and subsequent carnage. But as he goes in search of the truth, he begins to wonder whether forces beyond the control of man might be responsible for the horror.
The story is interesting, but it was a steampunk inspired, short story that read like The New Yorker. I found myself bored and skipping paragraphs. IN A Short Story! That's bad. Then the action that took place was pretty cool, but not enough for me.
I read this book in bed, before going to sleep. According to my Kindle's read timer, I should have finished it in about thirty minutes, but it took me almost 90. That's how I didn't find myself enjoying the story. Some stories are great, well-put together reads, but this one was way too formal for what was taking place.
On to the next read! 📚
Rating: 👓👓 out of 5 specs
*Limbo is next.
**eBook is from my personal library.
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