Publisher: Aspen Mountain Press
Date published: October 2010
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Author
Alexander Strauss has lusted after his straight roommate, Shannon, for a while now. He has one hard and fast rule-don’t mess around with straight guys. He is determined to spend this weekend home getting drunk and forgetting how much he wants Shannon. Well that was the plan until a car accident causes Alex, Shannon and their friends to hike through the forest in the dark. Terror abounds as Shannon and Alex try to find their friends and get out of the woods before something happens to them.
DUDLEYTOWN is one fun read perfect for Halloween. L. B. Gregg delivers a story that will leave you laughing one moment and on the edge of your seat the next minute. I love this author’s writing style. L. B. Gregg delivers stories that have that hint of comedy, romance and in the case of DUDLEYTOWN, a little bit of horror as well to keep the reader engaged and intrigued till the very last page. This is a short book, about 76 pages, so I don’t want to give away too many details. L. B. Gregg is a talented author who creates intriguing stories, complex characters and enough twists to keep the reader glued to the pages till the very end. The writing was tight; story fast paced and had a cast of characters that kept me enthralled till the very last page was read.
I loved these characters. Alex started out immature and annoying and Shannon was clueless over Alex’s feelings. The best part of DUDLEYTOWN is Alex as the narrator. He can be immature, especially in the beginning but through the course of the story, you get a sense of who he really is behind the façade. Alex is a typical nineteen year old college kid who is not ashamed of his love of porn or the fact he wants to act out a few favorite scenes with his crush, Shannon. The author really gets into the characters and it shows when you read DUDLEYTOWN. The characters are complex and interesting to me. Toss in some humor, horror movie clichés and a few twists you don’t see coming, you got the makings of one heck of a story to enjoy.
L. B. Gregg definitely delivers some spine tingling suspense that will leave you breathless and on the edge of your seat. If you are looking for a short story to grab you by the throat and not let go until the very end, then grab DUDLEYTOWN. I just recommend you forewarn anyone near you of spontaneous laughing and sighing while you are reading it. I am looking forward to reading more from this clever author in the future.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.