The Fleshless Man

The Fleshless ManThe Fleshless Man Wants To Kill Me, His Mother Said.Curtis Never Enjoyed The Cool, Oppressive Atmosphere Of His Childhood Home, And That Atmosphere Is Even Worse When He Returns As An Adult His Mother Is Dying, And Her Illness Seems To Infect Everyone Around Her Curtis S Brother Has Developed A Nervous Habit That Might Indicate Serious Problems The Attending Nurse Exhibits Puzzling, Possibly Sinister Behavior And Curtis Himself Suffers From Nightmares And Uncharacteristic Dark Thoughts.It S As If The House Itself Wants His Mother To Die Quickly And It Will Achieve That Goal However It Can.Even If It Must Inspire Curtis To Imagine Harming His Own Mother.Even If It Must Summon The Intervention Of A Strange Entity Called The Fleshless Man. I won this novella from Darkfuse.Beware, this review has slight spoilers.To be honest, I m not sure what to make of this story A young man, Curtis, returns home because his mother is dying He goes back to a house where, when he was growing up, he felt suffocated This is the house where his brother still lives.While there, Curtis begins having some dark thoughts and dreams Thoughts involving his mother s death, his brother, and his partner Lauren He dreams that his mother s nurse tells his mom a story at her bedside The story of the fleshless man But was the story actually real Did he dream this dream as a result of his guilt about leaving his brother with his dying mom I liked the descriptions of the fleshless man they were extremely vivid and creepy I also enjoyed how the author explored the feelings of guilt and resentment between mother and son Who hasn t fe
Three stars, because I liked the style of writing I will try another title by this author, but this particular one was a little disappointing to me The pros good writing, descriptions, and it was easy to feel the emotional impact of the characters Cons While I genuinely like ambiguous endings that leave me pondering the possibilities, this one just di
The Fleshless Man is a creepy novella about monsters inside and outside monsters in stories and dreams, in sickness, and in people we love, as well as those we should love but don t Now these monsters aren t the sort that can crush you or tear you apart with sharp incisors No, the monsters here are decrepit, repulsive, and needy They slurp and drool as you feed them, and feed them you must, for, like the superstitions of sailors, killing such perversions of nature could threate
This novella follows the strange, somber last days of two adult s dying mother The story kind of roams all over the place and left me unable to identify with much else other than the sad state of a dying mother, rather than the two brother characters and the weirdness developing in and around them.The idea behind the summoning of and the hideous entity, The Fleshless Man, didn t shock or disturb me as much as attempted The story was depressing than scary, because my focus couldn t turn away fr
A copy of this novella was provided to me for review via Netgalley To be honest, The Fleshless Man has left me scratching my head a bit That s not to say that I didn t enjoy it it was certainly a decently written tale, with some palpably oppressive atmosphere seeping through the pages and a well drawn premise but it was much too short for me to really get a feel for what was actually happening and the ending was a bit ambiguously abrupt for my liking Novella s are always risky in the sense that you don t have long to get to know the characters and establish the scene, and I think this was unfortunately the case here.In actuality, there were some great ideas contained in this plot itself and I personally think it could have been developed to be a much longer full length novel fleshed out a bit if you will excuse the terrible pun The story revolves around Curtis, returned home to be with his estranged mother who is in the final stages of a terminal illness Curtis brother Glenn has been their mother s sole carer up until this point but has problems of his own which may allude to some potentially serious issues Once ensconced back in the home he always felt to be too oppressive as a child, Curtis begins having dreams of a particularly disturbing nature of a fleshless man who seems to be taking Curtis dreams down some very dark pathsThe premise of this nove
Norman Prentiss seems dialed into my life It s a little creepy I m onto you Norm This novella is the story of Curtis and Glen, two brothers, one who stayed close to home and home that moved away Curtis has come back to town to assist Glen in the final days of their mothers life This premise exactly mimics my own life except for the names I am glad I read this book 6 years after my mother passed or I might not have been able to finish it.Prentiss expresses so many horrors that I felt during this incredibly difficult time The resentment between the brothers, the guilt of wanting it to be over, the exhaust
The Fleshless Man is a story of a man coming back to the home and past he previously escaped His mother is dying of cancer and his brother, Glen is suffering from the effects of having to bear the brunt of her care Curtis has his own guilt to deal with, seeing in the flesh what he has previously ignored and avoided He starts to having nightmares about killing his mother The in home nurse tells a tale of a fleshless man an evil entity who kills all around him She has a weird and sinister way about her that m
One of the thing s I like about a Norman Prentiss story is that I always feel like I am reading about real people This story about a man returning home to visit his brother and dying mother is another example of his
I have a feeling this might be a very short review, because it is a very short story My ebook edition of this was only 66 pages, so it barely qualifies as a novella but is too long for a short story Reading the synopsis I was fascinated by what this book had to offer Then I was surprised that it was so short, but still intrigued with the story I started on my way And that s about when the confusion set in But, I am getting ahead of myself.The writing in this novella is not bad, in fact it could be described as very good It was descriptive and compelling when it needed to be But unfortunately there wasn t much to describe because the story was so thin This author is clearly a good author who deserves all the praise you find on his biography Given time and length I think this story could have been incredible too But being so short just made this story confusing and boring in many places.Let me be really honest here, that line at the beginning of the synopsis, The Fleshless Man wants to kill me I didn t even see that part and so
The Fleshless Man is a well written novella, portraying an oppressive atmosphere, bordering on claustrophobic, and an intriguing premise When Curtis comes home to take care of his mother, whose suffering from terminal illness, he finds not only his mother fighting an illness, but his brother as well Curtis feels guilty over abandoning his brother for so long, and failing to see the illness that has gotten hold of him But while he spends his days at home, trying to come to terms with his guilt, he begins having dark, terrifying dreams about murdering his mother, his brother and even his partner He also has a strange dream about his mother s nurse telling her a creepy bedtime story about a nightmarish creature called The Fleshless Man His mother, delusional from meds or maybe not delusional at all, says she s afraid the Fleshless Man will kill her.This book plays well with what is reality and what is not, and in my opinion, it plays this game a little too well At times, I had trouble figuring out what was really happening, or what was Curtis distraught way of dealing with his mother s illness, or coping with him not being there for his brother I thought it could ve been a bit clearer I like to be left in the dark, but not about everything.I also didn t like the nurse s story about The Fleshless Man This kind of took away the scariness for me I think the story could ve done without, and instead focus on the present I don t need to know the origins of The Fleshless Man,

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  • ebook
  • 154 pages
  • The Fleshless Man
  • Norman Prentiss
  • English
  • 06 June 2019
  • 9781937771553