Stranger Things Have Happened, Thomas Gaffney

Anthology, Novella & Short Story

Stranger Things Have Happened is a collection of unrelated, but interconnected, short stories-dealing with the unnatural in a natural world-that are compiled into a single volume. From trees that torment, to magicians who consume souls, and deaths that might not be forever, these offerings are an easy read that just may leave one feeling a bit uneasy…

Anthologies and short stories 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 but only if they are written flawlessly with each story being supremely well developed with a wealth of information. Stranger Things Have Happened 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! Thomas Gaffney, the talented author of Stranger Things Have Happened, 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!

Stranger Things Have Happened is, of course, an anthology, and so the readers get to experience many different stories and witness many different lives and circumstances. Each story in this excellent collection is unique and different from the other one. They never once sound similar, and that is a hard quality to achieve with an anthology, so already I have to applaud Thomas Gaffney for his talent to write original, creative stories.

Stranger Things Have Happened is a composition of very different stories that will all compel you to read and get lost in fully. Of course, I am not able to write about each story as they are short and will spoil the book but what I will write is that each story is utterly brilliant and the majority of them feature heavy, sometimes dark themes, but they are all exceptional.  My particular favorites was one called Ghost which follows a young girl as she comes to realize her home is haunted. Fraxinus is an incredible story which is about an ancient enemy and the women trying to defeat it, but this is just two of the many incredible stories in the excellent Stranger Things Have Happened.

Thomas Gaffney 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. His stories may be short, and his anthology, in general, is short as it is only roughly 80 pages, but each tale is well-developed with an excellent plot, rich characterization and compelling components that will make you fall madly in love with Stranger Things Have Happened!

As I love Stranger Things Have Happened so much, I have no choice but to award Stranger Things Have Happened 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 Thomas Gaffney 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 Stranger Things Have Happened. 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,

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Thomas Gaffney

Hi Aimee! Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m blushing haha. Yeah, the collection is on the short side, but almost all of these stories were written for short short story competitions with hard 1500 or 2000 word limits. Once I had a bunch completed and edited, I figured I might as well do something with them, and that’s how Stranger Things Have Happened came about!

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