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P D Smarslok
Author
Grandma's House
After his grandmother's death, Max visits her house to take a last remembrance only to discover an unseen entity is living there and it's not Grandma.
Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 10 out of 10
Overall: 8.50 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: The premise of this work is intriguing and mysterious, which is only strengthened by the first-person perspective. While the supernatural elements here work well, there are other implausible moments that might benefit from revising.

Prose/Style: The author starts off the work with a strong opening full of mystery and intrigue, and the writing is clear and strong throughout. There is a tendency to provide insignificant description at times, which the author should be on the alert to revise.

Originality: This is an original work with a solid storyline that, with some editing, has the makings of a successful book.

Character Development/Execution: The author has employed effective characterization and astutely employs a first-person narrative to gain insight into Max's actions and rationale.

Date Submitted: July 06, 2021

Reviews
Denise Trout

This is definitely the best novel yet. I couldn’t put it down. Max the main character was so real and likable. The mystery unfolded perfectly. Great job! Looking forward to more.

Mark A. McConaughy

Grandma's are always good, even when they have passed on. However, more things exist in Grandma's House than Grandma. There are some very interesting twists to the story that I will not give away. I also want to say that I think this is Paul Smarslok's best crafted book to date!

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