⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review of Skeletons by Kenneth Buff

BookCover_SkeletonsSkeletons, everyone has one, and in this collection of dark short stories they’re scratching their way to the surface for the world to see. In Skeletons you’ll meet a man who confesses his secret time traveling fetish, a cashier who investigates the eerie behavior of his retail co-workers, a torn lover who travels to her boyfriend’s haunted retreat, a teenager who’s town undergoes some unusual changes, and a father who’s personal time is moving a little too fast.

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EXCERPT

And Then There Was Only Us

I’m not sure how it started. I know it was me that showed her the portal, but I can’t remember whose idea it was to start killing them. I believe it was hers, but I honestly don’t remember anymore. That’s part of using the portal. You go in too many times and it fries your brain. I couldn’t even pretend to know how many times we’ve gone in. I just know that each time we go back we kill them a new way. That’s one thing I do know. I could lie to you and tell you I didn’t enjoy it, but I did. No woman in the world is kinkier than my Stephanie. Once I showed her the portal, it didn’t take long for her to change the way we dealt with the doubles. Prior to our trips, I had always just waited till my double used the portal before exploring the past. That way there would only be one of me. Steph changed that. You wouldn’t believe the shock on their faces the first time they saw us. You wouldn’t believe the pleasure on ours.

We took full advantage of the fact that no one would ever know about their disappearances.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kenneth Buff was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. He moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma in 2007 to attend Oklahoma State University. He graduated in 2013. He currently spends his days working as an elementary special education teacher and his nights at Aspen Coffee, writing his next novel.

Website: http://www.kennethbuff.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KennethBuff

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kennethbuffauthor

REVIEW

This is a pretty dark collection of short stories – five in total, documenting the descent of man into depravity and loss of humanity. This won’t appeal to everyone but they were certainly thought provoking and, except for some confusing pronouns in the first story, well written.
For example, Re-tailoring You, the second story, is a wonderful indictment of corporate America in a kind of ‘ Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ meets ‘I Heart Huckabees’ kind of way. Mom’s House is creepy … We like that…although I actually thought there was potential for this to be further developed into a longer piece, even a novella. The narrative towards the end contained a lot of exposition where I’d have welcomed more story. A sort of back handed compliment there!
You can see real glimmers of potential in this work and I’d be interested to read more of Buff’s writing. In particular, I’d be keen to read a longer work, a novella for example, which I think would give him a broader canvass to work with.
In short, an intriguing, breath of fresh air and ideal for those with a darker side or with a social conscience.
A solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️ from me.

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I recieved a copy of this book from Goddess Fish Promotions as part of a book tour. This has not affected my opinion of the book. You can follow the viritual book tour and see other reviews of this book here:

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21 thoughts on “⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review of Skeletons by Kenneth Buff

  1. Kenneth Buff says:

    Thanks for the review Helen, I appreciate the feedback. You’re not the first person to tell me they’d like to see some of the stories be longer, I may have to revisit some of them down the road.

    For any of your readers who’d like to check out Skeletons, it is free today on Amazon, so be sure to check it out if you’re interested. I’ll be stopping by throughout the day, so any of you who have any questions you might like to ask, feel free to do so. Whether it’s about any of my work or indie publishing in general, I’d be glad to answer.

    • Helen Treharne says:

      You are welcome Kenneth. Apologies for the delay in posting today. There was a problem with the scheduler and I didnt know until later on as was in an appointment. A free day is a great opportunity to pick up a copy of this sold read. Readers – dont forget to pick up a copy and leave a review too 😄

  2. Ally Swanson says:

    I liked the review best and then the excerpt. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. I will totally have to add this book to my “to-read” list.

    • kennethbuff says:

      Awe, thanks! The cover photo on facebook is my companies logo. Commissioned a friend of mine for it.

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