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No Happy Endings, Gabor Eichammer

Anthology, Contemporary Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Novella & Short Story

Gábor Eichammer (the Oakhammer) is an author, illustrator and occasional stand-up comedian. He’s won several short story writing competitions, and his stories were published in three separate compilation books in Hungary. This is his first book written entirely in English.

No Happy Endings contains seven short stories all of which were written and illustrated throughout a single year. The stories cover a wide array of genres such as horror, fantasy, suspense, introspective thrillers, and even a personal myth.

A lover trades in his heart and skin for shapes of wild animals while aiming to escape heartache, baldness itches another poor man’s soul. An unwilling accountant gets dragged aboard a shoddy vessel to oversee a trading mission with casually cannibalistic islanders. A tattoo on a girl’s arm portrays a serpentine green dragon, which spirals its tail deep into drug abuse. 

A couple revives their marriage by spicing things up both in the kitchen and the bedroom. The husband mixes the sauce, and the wife blushes plenty at his hairy forearms. A powerful entity in a mist ridden magical landscape splits himself into many personalities and bodies to combat loneliness. A misanthropic loner guards a blonde boy against a scruffy old wolf, but does he?

Anthologies are soon becoming my favorite type of reads, why? They are the perfect books to pick up and get lost in if ever you are having a busy day. I adore anthologies and short stories but only if they are written flawlessly with each story being supremely well developed with a wealth of information. No Happy Endings is just this; a perfect anthology book that has flawlessly written stories written throughout it that will compel, intrigue and excite you from beginning to end! Gabor Eichammer, the talented author of No Happy Endings, is an incredible writer whose work needs to be recognized and read by all readers so, please book lovers, if you adore anthologies and books with brilliant stories then you will love this! If you are not entirely convinced just yet then read the rest of my review to learn more about this exceptional book!

No Happy Endings is a dramatic, thrilling and exciting novel that will keep readers entertained, captivated and engrossed from the very first page. Never before have I been so captivated by a collection of short stories and this is thanks to the exceptional author Gabor Eichammer and his talented literature and so if you are a reader who loves books that will terrify as well as thrill you then No Happy Endings is for you!

No Happy Endings is a collection of stories, and each one is different from the last. The book consists of seven short stories, and they fall under the genres of horror, fantasy, thriller, and even myth and all of them are incredibly entertaining. There are many stories laced throughout No Happy Endings, but my favorite was one about an accountant, aboard a vessel who ends up becoming involved with ‘cannibalistic islanders.’ However, this is just one of the many stories book lovers!

Gabor Eichammer is an incredibly talented author; there is no doubt about this as he has proved this in his different short stories. I adored how he managed to set the scene up for the story quickly and make me able to invest in the characters in the matter of a few pages. Eichammer’s stories may be short, but each tale is well-developed with an excellent plot, rich characterization and compelling components that will make you fall madly in love with No Happy Endings!

Overall No Happy Endings is a sensational collection of short stories, and so I have no choice but to award No Happy Endings a dazzling five stars! It is a unique, chilling, thrilling, exceptional book that will have you turning the pages with haste. The stunning literature courtesy of Gabor Eichammer will excite as well as enthrall you from the first page with his well-formed stories. So please book lovers, read this excellent book, you will not be disappointed!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on No Happy Endings. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

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Thank you Aimee for such a wonderful review! I’m glad to see that you enjoyed my book. I’ve been writing for a decade now and this is my first work published to the audience of the internet. I was always fascinated by short stories, particularly those of Stephen King and Neil Gaiman; I envisioned them as short films or movies in my mind while reading them. Since I was a little kid, I was always drawing and making up my own stories and myths. After a while, it seemed almost necessary for me to emulate my idols and favorite authors.… Read more »

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