Saturday, 21 September 2013

Sow by Tim Curran

This is the story of Richard. his wife is pregnant with their first child and life couldn't be any better. Suddenly Richard notices subtle changes in his wife, she is reading books on witches, and her appearance even seems to be changing, turning her into an old hag. Surely he must be imagining it? Now Richard and Holly's lives are about to change forever as she prepares to give birth to something horrific, that will unleash hell on earth...

I loved this, and had enormous fun reading it. From the first page I was hooked and drawn into Richard's paranoia. Tightly wound and carefully played out, this was an example of a great psychological horror novella. There was a little gore, the author more interested on focussing on Richard's quiet descent into madness as his wife changed before his eyes. This kept me on the edge of my seat until the end, and I recommend it for people who like their horror psychological.


  1. I know I said something similar to this last time I commented on your blog...But I read this last week, and my wife is 8 months pregnant!

    I enjoyed the idea of taking pregnancy mood swings to the extreme, and sadly identified slightly with the protagonist.

    1. Seems you seek out books to read that go with the situation! I am amazed at your skill!