Monthly Archives: September 2012
During it’s brief sojourn on Amazon Kindle Direct, my novella By the Light of the Silvery Moon has gathered a few very positive reviews. I’d like to say a massive thank you to my kind reviewers and to share their thoughts with the world in general.
Picked this up and couldn’t put it down, the story felt immediate and fresh with a narrative containing a number of twists, also quite funny in places. If you fancy some escapism and a read that you can get in to quickly this is the book to read!!
– Avid Reader
Light of the Silvery Moon is one of the funniest but scariest novels I have read. A brilliant read, though the ending did give me nightmares.
I saw By The Light of the Silvery Moon on Facebook, and bought it in the spur of the moment. I had really no idea what I was getting into, but once I started reading the short story I just couldn’t put the Kindle down. Weird Willy Whizbang, is the imaginary friend of a young boy named Andrew. Created by Andrew to help him cope with his mothers death. When Andrew’s father decides Andrew needs to go on medication, medication designed to kill Weird Willy, Andrew does the only thing he can think to do to save his only friend.
By The Light of the Silvery Moon is a dark, twisted story, where you never know what is real and what isn’t until the final couple of pages. The ending took my breath away in surprise, and I have to say despite it’s darkness the ending truly belonged in this story.
I’m not a massive fan of horror writing as a general rule, and although this story is advertised as a horror, I didn’t really find it scary in the slightest. I did find it to be a beautiful written exploration of the lines between sanity and insanity and having the main character as an 11 year old boy really lent an innocence to the narrative.
I honestly can’t recommend this book highly enough. If you’re expecting a 1940’s musical romp, find something else to read, but if you are looking for a highly original story, with characters – both real and imaginary – that you can connect to and care about, then don’t even hesitate to read By The Light of the Silvery Moon by Patrick Whittaker. I’ve not read any of Patrick’s other work, but you can bet their going in my wish list.
By the Light of the Silvery Moon review of Kindle download from Amazon: This is a very dark story with dark humour, dark social circumstance, dark horror, and a very dark ending. While the author makes one have a tendency to hold out hope for Andrew and Weird Willy right up until the very surprising end, the end will take your breath away. Suspenceful page-turning delivery of which nightmares spring forth, the story is well-crafted with the style of Hitchcock, smartly misleading the reader to the very last page. Highly recommended.