Review: A Stir of Echoes

A Stir of Echoes
A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I started this novel hoping for something great, and was sad to say I was ultimately disappointed. Maybe in part is due the age of the book and the different sense of community now as compared to today. However, this point aside, I found the story to by flimsy.

Having just reacently read I am Legend, I was expecting a strong story at least, but what was offered in A stir of Echoes, while being entertaining in parts, was poor in comparison.

I won’t give away any spoilers with regards the actual events of the book, but the ending I found to be abrupt and offering no real conclusions. I mean there were a few questions answered, but there were just as many questions either raised by the ending or just left unanswered by it.

I didn’t really feel that much of a connection with the characters, and at times lost the plot of who was who. The mid section of the novel was certainly the most entertaining and at one point promised to delivery something very good. It just seemed to lose steam and get drawn to a unsatisfactory conclusion.

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