The House on the Corner by Michael Rains

I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

The Synopsis:

For a long time, Chester, we… that is, Auntie and I and William, and a whole lot of people, we only sort of felt something might be happening around us, something we weren’t really sure what it was…

When Chester visits his Uncle William’s stuffy house, he’s only trying to avoid cleaning the hall bathroom. But a single clue written on a gum wrapper may send them all on a frantic journey, across many cities and through places unknown to society, and into a strange war that no one really understands.


Honestly, I have no idea how to describe this novella, nor do I know which genre to put it in, nor even which audience it was written for. The writing seems to point to a child audience and yet the story is entirely too complex for children to comprehend, in fact, I couldn’t even follow it.

It moves along at much too fast a pace; in the ebook I received, I noticed many many grammatical errors as well as misspellings. And, I really don’t understand how this could have been published by a decently large, and well esteemed publisher.

I’ve never been this negative, nor have I ever been this speechless, in one of my reviews before, but I’m afraid that I have nothing else to say about The House on the Corner. I give it 1 out of 5 stars.

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