Book Review: Metaphorosis


B. Morris Allen

Published June 2013 by Metaphorosis Books

Book source: Received for free through LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: Three stars





Metaphorosis is a collection of short, speculative fiction stories. The stories themselves are quite interesting, featuring, at times, a rather unusual cast of characters. Some stories are clever with deeper meanings woven behind them; others are more lighthearted and fun.


Unfortunately, I found the book could use a little more polish. The writing, on the whole, is rather good. But there are moments of awkward phrasing and passive sentence structure that weakened the narrative. It wasn’t so severe to completely negate my enjoyment of the book, but I do feel the book could have been better with a bit more editing. I’m tempted to forgive it all, though, for House of Hope. A great little story that made me glad to have found this collection.


All in all, a fairly enjoyable read. The book is rather short, so it’s not a big commitment taking it on. If you like short stories, especially those of an unusual nature, then Metaphorosis could be worth checking out, warts and all.

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Katie Cross - 10 years ago

Oh, I love any excuse to come to your blog.

I’ve never heard of this book, but I’m beginning to really like short stories again. I’m pretty okay with speculative fiction most of the time as well, so I might have to give it a try. Thanks for the review, Sara! Always lovely to hear from you.

    Sara C. Snider - 10 years ago

    Always great when you stop by, Katie. 🙂 I like the bite-sized nature of short stories. You get a wee little story for very little commitment. Good stuff.

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