Review; Penpal by Dathan Auerbach

I recently read the horror/thriller novel Penpal by Dathan Auerbach and today I'll post my review of the book.

Description from Goodreads
Penpal began as a series of short and interconnected stories posted on an online horror forum. Before long, it was adapted into illustrations, audio recordings, and short films; and that was before it was revised and expanded into a novel!

How much do you remember about your childhood?

In Penpal, a man investigates the seemingly unrelated bizarre, tragic, and horrific occurrences of his childhood in an attempt to finally understand them. Beginning with only fragments of his earliest years, you'll follow the narrator as he discovers that these strange and horrible events are actually part of a single terrifying story that has shaped the entirety of his life and the lives of those around him. If you've ever stayed in the woods just a little too long after dark, if you've ever had the feeling that someone or something was trying to hurt you, if you remember the first friend you ever made and how strong that bond was, then Penpal is a story that you won't soon forget, despite how you might try.

My Thoughts on the Book
While I enjoyed the author's writing style and the concept of this book, I honestly got more and more confused, the more I read. I'm not necessarily saying it's a badly written book, but I struggle a bit to see the hype of the book, even with the awesome writing style of the author.


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