The Bird Room



The Bird Room It S Okay, There S Nothing There, Eli Reassured Himself He Walked Over To The Room And Grabbed The Door Handle, His Hair Standing On Edge And Sweat Flowing From Every Pore In His Body One Deep Breath Two Deeper Breath Three Eli Threw Open The Door And Stood Shocked Behind The Door Eli Saw Two Men One Was In A Bathtub With Red Ice Surrounding His Blue Body Beside Him A Man Was Sitting On A Stool Next To A Table The Table Had Many Brownish Red Lumps Piled In A Bloody Heap, And On Top Of The Pile Was The Distinct Shape Of A Human Tongue The Man Sitting Next To The Bathtub Turned And Looked At Eli, His Eyes Were Sunken And He Had Patches Of Missing Hair Where It Had Been Pulled Out His Lips Parted In A Crazy Smile Revealing A Large Number Of Broken Teeth, And He Pointed The Scalpel He Held In His Blood Covered Hand At Eli It S Too Late For Him Too, Said The Man In A High Pitched Voice, Drooling In Anticipation, Like A Dog With A Bone Eli Stood Frozen, His Brain Issued A Hundred Different Commands That His Body Would Not Obey The Man Let Out Bone Chilling Cackle And, With Lightning Quickness, Sunk The Blade Of The Scalpel Into Eli S Left Thigh The Pain Hit Eli Like A Train And He Was Instantly Brought Back To Reality He Looked Over At The Parrot, Who Was Now Calm And Quiet Its Mysterious Gray Eyes Connected With Eli S, And He Felt As If The Bird Was Staring Into His Soul Eli Turned And Ran Through The Open Door As Fast As His Pain Infused Leg Would Let Him He Got Into His Room And Threw The Door Closed Behind Him Excerpt, The Bird RoomThe Bird Room Is A Collection Of Seventeen Tales Of Horror, The Paranormal, And The Unknown This Anthology Will Chill The Soul And Leave The Reader Wondering What If

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[[ KINDLE ]] ❆ The Bird Room  Author Chad Hofmann – Bluevapours.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 170 pages
  • The Bird Room
  • Chad Hofmann
  • English
  • 05 January 2017
  • 1499379587

10 thoughts on “The Bird Room

  1. Xian Xian says:

    Here is an ARC of a story collection by Chad Hofmann The book cover is pretty cool, it looks like one of the old vintage science fiction novels, but it doesn t look worn like one though So anyway, I read this, expecting a light read, but there s this weird thing I have about short story collections I read mostly novels and short stories are usually fast However, my brain is used to reading long works, so when a short story is too long, my brain starts to grow tired because it was expecting s Here is an ARC of a story collection by Chad Hofmann The book cover is pretty cool, it looks like one of the old vintage science fiction novels, but it doesn t look worn like one though So anyway, I read this, expecting a light read, but there s this weird thing I have about short story collections I read mostly novels and short stories are usually fast However, my brain is used to reading long works, so when a short story is too long, my brain starts to grow tired because it was expecting something super quick I m not saying that the stories were long winded or something, only two were The story collection is pretty good, a thrilling ride Especially the first few stories, they creep you out and the suspense makes the heart race Then there are some stories that might ve been social commentary, like what I m trying to say is that the author wrote deviant characters so maybe he could understand the way they think and the way they plan out their acts Some stories are kind of like urban legends, maybe cautionary tales, some of them of are science fiction worlds where misery and death is prevalent I feel like a lot of these stories are composed as an answer to a what if question I felt like I was watching horror movies or TV shows but like those old 80s or 90s ones Although, I wasn t born when they came around, they might ve been reruns That was what I found most interesting about these stories, there seems to be a theme to most of them, am I just saying something blatantly obvious There were times where I couldn t get into some of the stories, I think it s because the writing style or the plots or themes of the story reminded me of Stephen King People will think I m insane, but so far, Stephen King s books have been hit or miss for me I must like boring novels or maybe I read the wrong ones So there were times where I sped through these stories, enjoying them and then some of them I kind of got tired, like going on a long spree of playing your favorite RPG game and then getting tired of grinding through enemies Does that make sense I think Mr Hofmann had great ideas and is pretty good writer He has potential and he should continue writing because writing is a great thing So keep going and love what you are doing Rating 3 5

  2. Yolanda R. says:

    Wow I am speechless This book was AWESOME Every story had the right amount of detail, suspense and twist The writers style of writing was impeccable I found this book very hard to put down I seriously could not put my galaxy S5 down, not even for a second I found myself a little creeped out at night while walking the empty halls in my home just because of the short stories within this book I tried to think of a favorite that I had after reading The Bird Room but it was just so hard Ever Wow I am speechless This book was AWESOME Every story had the right amount of detail, suspense and twist The writers style of writing was impeccable I found this book very hard to put down I seriously could not put my galaxy S5 down, not even for a second I found myself a little creeped out at night while walking the empty halls in my home just because of the short stories within this book I tried to think of a favorite that I had after reading The Bird Room but it was just so hard Every story drew me inside of the pages and I became apart of every word on the page One story in particular shocked me The second story A Beautiful Day brought tears to my eyes because of the way it ended I won t go into details because it would surely ruin it before you get to actually read it but just know that it was a gymnast the way it twisted and turned As I continued to read I noticed that each story help its own category every story was unique What I did not like about the book was the fact that it ended lol I could of kept reading forever In the beginning of the book the writer stated that some stories were written when he was a sixteen year old pothead I could not figure out which stories were written by a 16 year old pothead THEY WERE THAT FREAKING AWESOME To the author This is just the beginning in my opinion You have found your self a faithful reader I can not wait to see what else you have in store I will end this review now I can go on and on lol I can honestly say that this book has become one of my top 5 favorite books overnight I RECOMMENDED THIS BOOK TO EVERYONE

  3. Jean-luc says:

    Full disclosure I was chosen a First Reads winner, and received a paperback copy of The Bird Room That in no way influenced the review that follows.I really enjoyed all the diverse stories except one The quality of the writing was not even overall, but that was to be expected as the author lets us know right of the bat that these cover years of writing.The Bird Room story is the most scary of them.An enjoyable read

  4. Melissa Fleischer says:

    This is a great set of short stories from a new up and coming author Each story leaves you pondering It evokes a variety of emotions from love to hate and fear to excitement You might even catch yourself looking over your shoulder.

  5. Brenda says:

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway.This a collection of short stories, some of which I enjoyedthan others A very quick read.

  6. Susan says:

    What a great collection of the author s stories He tells you that the stories include his early to later stories he has written I though that they were all quite good Each story is unique Some may find the stories weird They are definitely creepy I loved reading this book

  7. Cindy Scheffler says:

    A wonderful collection of short stories.

  8. Nikcole says:

    First, I d note that it is important to read the introduction to The Bird Room The tendency is to skim through or skip entirely the introduction of a work, but I highly recommend reading through the introduction as a whole This is going to serve your reading enjoyment well There are some excellent ideas coming to life in this book, and half the time, I found myself reading on and on just to figure out where Chad Hofmann was going with the story I bet Hofmann could write a book of story ide First, I d note that it is important to read the introduction to The Bird Room The tendency is to skim through or skip entirely the introduction of a work, but I highly recommend reading through the introduction as a whole This is going to serve your reading enjoyment well There are some excellent ideas coming to life in this book, and half the time, I found myself reading on and on just to figure out where Chad Hofmann was going with the story I bet Hofmann could write a book of story ideas he has, and I would read that that is how off the wall and surprising in a good way some of the ideas in these short stories tend to be Yes, this is a collection This means there are seventeen stories to read here, and of course, as with any collection, some of the stories fall a little flat This can happen for a number of reasons, with the primary one being that varied readers have varied interests, and you can t please them all However, in The Bird Room specifically, if a story of Chad Hofmann s falls a bit flat, it is usually because it is the type of story a reader has heard before.For Chad Hofmann, it is the stories that hit you with something new, slightly twisted, or exaggerated that explode off the page I am happy to report that I believe that is over half the book There are seventeen stories altogether, and there are ten of them I think are just great I could read them again and again The stories that really hit are The Bird Room, The Forest, The Spiders, Rodney, The Survivors, Phone Calls, The Wicked, Poison, The Hunt, and The Park Hofmann, a master of ideas, leaves you speechless in these stories Even the stories that aren t as strong in plot are well written and easy to read You move through them effortlessly, and something compels you to continue reading This is fair to say of the entire collection it is easy to read, effortless, compelling, and leaves you wondering what it all means.A bit of icing on the cake, Chad Hofmann includes tidbits of poetry throughout the short story collection as well The poetry is awesome It is sprinkled here and there, teasing you a bit, driving you to anticipate the next couple of sprinkles that will show up five to ten pages later It leaves you wondering about Hofmann s poetic capacities if he writes a book of poetry, or already has one, I ll be sure to pick it up If you find yourself drifting off during a short story you don t love as much as some of the others while you re reading The Bird Room, don t give up The poetry is awesome, the good stories outweigh the weaker ones, and remember it is near impossible to write a collection without some short stories people won t like However, it is worth it to read Chad Hofmann s The Bird Room all the way through to that final story The final story itself allows everything to fall into place, bringing Hofmann s excellent ideas together in a way that leaves The Bird Room deserving of being dubbed a collection

  9. Drew Doallas-baxter says:

    Chad Hoffman s The Bird Room is a collection of short stories that have left me feeling somewhat conflicted, so I ll start with the most glaring obscenity I can find and work my way back from there Perhaps I m sensitive, but I find the story Flight 187 to be a a touchy subject, and b tasteless Part of the appeal of horror is playing out situations that haven t occurred in real life it is the fantastical element that is both mysterious and terrifying, and I think the use of a hijacking Chad Hoffman s The Bird Room is a collection of short stories that have left me feeling somewhat conflicted, so I ll start with the most glaring obscenity I can find and work my way back from there Perhaps I m sensitive, but I find the story Flight 187 to be a a touchy subject, and b tasteless Part of the appeal of horror is playing out situations that haven t occurred in real life it is the fantastical element that is both mysterious and terrifying, and I think the use of a hijacking story is a line that just doesn t need to be crossed.Now to get to the book as a whole The Bird Room is a fun journey into the dark, twisted, and somewhat perverse world of Mr Hoffman and I hope he takes that as a compliment I ve always believed that monster stories have always been a way to explore mankind s shadow side, and a much needed outlet for things that may otherwise be undiscovered, unrefined, and undigested.That being said, the greatest tragedy of Mr Hoffman s stories is that almost all of the stories, aside from the introductory story, The Bird Room, are altogether too short I agree with what he says in his introduction, that the magic of stories is how we travel with them off the page But what I find his stories lacking is substance not of imagination or ability to create miniature universes and the characters that dwell within them, nor of the darker and disturbing aspects of man and the wicked creatures he fears, but instead of something that invested me in them You know what makes horror really terrifying When it hits you from nowhere There was just no time to fall in love with the characters and then really feel the despair of losing a character that you were just getting attached to So the stories, while at times melancholic and demented, I think ultimately failed to deliver the real one two punch, which comes from the lack of suspense that the first story really keys you into There s just no struggle, and to that end, my impartiality at the hardships of the characters just never got keyed in I also found a few of the stories a little predictable, which I never really enjoy in my fiction.On the flip side of that, there s almost a certain nihilism to his work and that absolutely worked for A Beautiful Day, where the tragedy of the event is ironic, victorious, and believable Even in Crew MJOP420 the futility and sardonic humor of the characters lands right where it should in a sci fi story, though admittedly that story has so muchthat could be brought into it And the small poems he interjects between some of the stories are playful, enjoyable, and wonderfully distanced from the work in a way that abstracts the stories on a whole.My favorite story is the final one in the collection, The Park, which is a wonderful, meta perspective of the writer from himself I am certainly very excited to see what other stories will come out of that relationship.In conclusion, on the whole, I enjoyed reading through this collection, and getting to glimpse into what Mr Hoffman has only begun to birth from the recessed, forgotten basements of his mind And while I found myself really wanting to be terrified by these stories, as the ideas and imagination were all there in spite of many of those stories falling just short of a full investment, I assure you, dear readers, that with practice and patience, Mr Hoffman will be delivering abject terror to us very soon I am very excited to see what he will develop for us in the future, and with luck, the voices in his head will have become even better minions to him by then

  10. Frankblissett says:

    The Bird Room is better than much of what s out there in self published books, but still needed some work Hofmann is obviously quite talented, though, and is certainly someone to keep an eye on.I ve seen some very poor works put forward as e books, and it was very refreshing to not get tripped up every line over some grade school error The grammar, punctuation, spelling etc were very good I m assuming this was self edited If so, then Hofmann shows a very good eye for the bones of the langu The Bird Room is better than much of what s out there in self published books, but still needed some work Hofmann is obviously quite talented, though, and is certainly someone to keep an eye on.I ve seen some very poor works put forward as e books, and it was very refreshing to not get tripped up every line over some grade school error The grammar, punctuation, spelling etc were very good I m assuming this was self edited If so, then Hofmann shows a very good eye for the bones of the language.The next level, though, is where I had most of my problems that which would fall under the purview of a line editor To my ears, I felt the prose too often dipped into the dark and stormy night style of writing, and many of the passages felt padded For instance, lines like invisible minutes passed, on the silently ticking digital clock It seems to me that many passages in the collection could use a trim polish.Looking to the big picture, my only real complaint is that most of the stories seemed to end, under horrific conditions, in a contented death Even a child who dies does so smiling Imagine the scene from Alien where the creature bursts from the man s chest, and imagine the camera showing a close up of the man smiling There were exceptions, certainly, but the rule seemed to be that victims did not feel horror in their final moments.I also caught a few moments where the old adage of kill your darlings could have been used By that I mean that we writers come up with clever ideas, but sometimes have a hard time removing those ideas after they outlive their usefulness As an example, the exotic pet store in Bird Room was small enough that despite being only a few miles away was not known to the main character it was found on the internet And it had at least thirteen registers That s a big store When I read something like that I right or wrong assume the writer had a cute idea that prompted the scene, developed the scene further, then failed to remove the initial prompt solely because it was cute.There were a couple stories that really stood out to me, though Spider Cookies was especially well done Very horrific in its implications, and neither too short nor too long I really appreciated that the back story was mostly hinted at, with a lot left to the reader s imagination By far my favorite of the lot The Forest was nice, too I did find the plot to be a bit strained, yet Hofmann did a good job of invoking aoral, folk tradition where such is perfectly fine Phone Calls started with me yelling just call 9 1 1 and had some of the clunky prose I mentioned earlier However, the ending was very well done and stuck with me.I also enjoyed the ending of The Wicked and felt the story was good Poison also had a good ending, though the story itself was a bit abrupt Now, I did like that the whole story of the situation was not rammed down out throats, but still wish the characters had beendeveloped The Hunt was my second favorite of the collection Very cute story Hofmann could, of course, expand it, but that would risk losing its obvious charm Very well done hats off for this and for Spider Cookies.I could almost give this four stars if therethorough line editing, and wish Hofmann good luck He s certainly got talent, plus the courage to jump into the publishing world with both feet

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