Mini-Review: The Shuttered Room by Charlotte A. Sherman
Monday February 9, 2015 at 2:00 am |

theshutteredroom-casPublisher: Major Books
Published: January 1, 1975
Copyright: 1975
Pages: 191
Form: Paperback
Series: Stand Alone

DEATH WAITS IN DARKNESS

Loneliness was nothing new to Angela.  Her parents had frequently left her while they went on their globe-circling trips.  But now, suddenly, they were dead, and she was left totally and shockingly alone.

The invitation from an uncle she had never met to come and live in an old mansion in the South–a house she would eventually inherit–came as a blessed relief.  Angela wondered, of course, why he ignored her arrival, and never came out of the dark, shuttered room from which only weird music and other strange sounds emerged.  It didn’t bother her, at first, that all of the other resident warned her away.  Until the attempts on her life came closer and closer to succeeding–and she had no one to trust, and no place to run….

My Thoughts

The only reason I even bothered to finish and review this book was because when I went looking for reviews of it I couldn’t find any.  Maybe this will help someone else.  This book was horrible, terrible, a waste of my time.

The writing was awful, the characters one-dimensional, not to mention comical, and the plot was silly and stupid.  I don’t know if the author meant to be, but there were some very unsavory and racist themes.  The dialogue was so silly and unrealistic, and the author, although trying to be covert in the plot, was actually VERY obvious.

This was probably one of the WORST books I’ve ever read and I really wish I hadn’t wasted my time on it.

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2 Responses to “Mini-Review: The Shuttered Room by Charlotte A. Sherman”

  1. I first happy to see an older book getting some love. Then I read your review. Dang! Hate that you had to waste your time on it. I do love that you wrote a review about it. Whew! I am not the only one who writes reviews for bad books. LOL!

  2. Jade says:

    I was intrigued because it was an older book and looked to be a thriller. What a disappointment this was. Like I said, had I been able to find reviews for this book, I wouldn’t have even wasted my time. Hopefully this mini-review will help someone else decide whether they want to go ahead with this travesty or not.

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