The Atrocities

The Atrocities

Jeremy Shipp brings you The Atrocities, a haunting gothic fantasy of a young ghost's education When Isabella died, her parents were determined to ensure her education wouldn't suffer. But Isabella's parents had not informed her new governess of Isabella's... condition, and when Ms Valdez arrives at the estate, having forced herself through a surreal nightmare maze of twisted Jeremy Shipp brings you The Atrocities, a haunting gothic fantasy of a young ghost's education When Isabella d...

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Title:The Atrocities
Author:Jeremy C. Shipp
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:B0756HW2LB
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:104 pages pages

The Atrocities Reviews

  • OutlawPoet
    Apr 04, 2018
    If I had to narrow down The Atrocities to just a few words, I would choose: surreal, beautiful and grotesque. This is such an odd little book. It?s got the dread of Shirley Jackson mixed with the funhouse terror of Hieronymus Bosch. From the moment our main character steps into...
  • OutlawPoet
    Apr 04, 2018
    If I had to narrow down The Atrocities to just a few words, I would choose: surreal, beautiful and grotesque. This is such an odd little book. It?s got the dread of Shirley Jackson mixed with the funhouse terror of Hieronymus Bosch. From the moment our main character steps into...
  • Taryn
    Apr 15, 2018
    "Turn left at the screaming woman with a collapsing face. Turn right at the kneeling man with bleeding sores the size of teacups. If you come across a big-breasted bear with a child's head in her jaws, you've gone the wrong way." The Eversare looking for someone to teach their t...
  • Bob Milne
    Jan 30, 2018
    A haunting, grotesquely beautiful, atmospheric work of Gothic horror, The Atrocities didn't play out quite as I expected, but it's those final twists that elevated it from memorable to unforgettable. Jeremy C. Shipp throws a lot at the reader in the opening pages, with the walk thro...
  • Tammy
    Apr 07, 2018
    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: A surreal, Gothic nightmare of a story that beautifully explores the depths of grief and loss. I didn?t know...
  • Ariadne
    Apr 21, 2018
    This novelette is a brief dip into classic Gothic horror, and I enjoyed it for the short time it took to read. It leans heavily on the old tried and true Gothic staple (a governess goes to an isolated spooky house to watch over a creepy kid), and does a good job modernizing what could ...
  • Fiona
    Apr 19, 2018
    Turn left at the screaming woman with a collapsing face. Turn right at the kneeling man with bleeding sores the size of teacups. If you come across a big-breasted bear with a child's head in her jaws, you're going the wrong way...Turn right at the woman sliced into twelve pieces. Pleas...
  • Barb (Boxermommyreads)
    Apr 11, 2018
    This is one of my most anticipated books this year and lately I've been seeing it everywhere. So I was thrilled when I received an ARC from Netgalley and Tor.com in exchange for an honest review. "The Atrocities" tells the story of Danna Valdez who is hired by a somewhat eccentric coup...
  • Mindi
    Apr 30, 2018
    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Wow, did this novella have potential. The first half of the book really seemed to be building to something crazy. Sadly, it's almost of if the author just gave up at the end. The Atrocities starts off very...
  • Michael Hicks
    Apr 04, 2018
    DNF at 36%. This is a short read, but despite that I just cannot get into it and cannot fathom spending the next hour trying to finish it. This is boring as fuck. I?ve got way too many freaking books in Mount TBR and this one is doing absolutely nothing for me. There?s no hook to e...
  • Sheila
    Apr 23, 2018
    2 stars. It was OK. Things I liked: 1. The cover! It's fabulous! 2. The first 25% of the book--the description of the house and garden--was creepy and gothic. Great setup, and a great premise for a book. 3. It was really fast to read. Things I didn't like: 1. The ending. It j...
  • Space Out With Sci Fi in June The Haunted Reading Room
    Apr 01, 2018
    Review: THE ATROCITIES by Jeremy C. Shipp A Gallery of Grotesqueries, a House of Possession and Utter Madness, a Merging of Twin Realities. If Agatha Christie had fallen through a Lovecraftian Portal, and then penned a locked room mystery, with illustrations by William Blake, the re...
  • Heidi The Hippie Reader
    Jun 05, 2018
    "You see, Ms. Valdez, we require a governess with very specific qualifications. And this goes beyond a mastery of math and science and linguistics." Ms. Danna Valdez is summoned to a gothic mansion filled with grotesque artwork to tutor a girl who has died. But no one told her ab...
  • Lindsay
    May 06, 2018
    Another excellent addition to the tor.com novellas line with a beautifully atmospheric haunted house story. Danna Valdez is a governess hired to tutor Isabella but on arriving at the Stockton House she finds herself navigating a maze of grotesqueries to find a gothic mansion almost ...
  • Veronique
    Jun 01, 2018
    This novella had plenty of potential: a creepy house full of gruesome artwork and even weirder people. Is Isabella truly a ghost or is her mother impersonating her out of emotional/psychological hardship? What is haunting Danna? All very Gothic in feel. The language was rich, especiall...
  • Lata
    May 08, 2018
    A governess is hired to teach a young girl, who she is told is a ghost. Weird, creepy and a little unnerving in spots; the house is full of disturbing art and items, while the family seems a little strange. 3.5 stars. ...
  • Kaycee Bowick (Off_The_Press)
    Apr 09, 2018
    Actual Rating: ???.5 (A very positive 3.5... This one was hard to rate, due to the short length) I have to say... for the first half of this novel--every time I stopped to reflect on my reading, I was thinking "what the actual heck am I reading?!"... This novel is super ...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    Jan 16, 2018
    Turn left at the screaming woman with a collapsing face. Turn right at the kneeling man with bleeding sores the size of teacups. What an incredibly atmospheric, beautiful, haunting little read this was. Ms. Valdez is such a kindly narrator; despite being faced with absolutely biz...
  • Stephanie (That's What She Read)
    Mar 28, 2018
    The Atrocities was an atmospheric and spooky gothic story about a teacher who is hired to tutor a young girl named Isabella. When she arrives, after making her way through maze filled with grotesque statues called the Atrocities, she finds that there might not even be an Isabella. I th...
  • Anna | mybookishdream
    Apr 24, 2018
    Full review on my blog. My Bookish Dream There were some aspects of this novella that I enjoyed and some that bothered me. The Atrocities left me feeling conflicted and for the longest time I didn?t know how to rate it. What I really liked about this story was its setting and...
  • David Bridges
    May 18, 2018
    This is a great one. The writing is top notch with an original and creative narrative for a gothic ghost story. The Atrocities starts with a teacher, Ms. Valdez, arriving at an estate, named Stockton House, with the intention of educating a girl named Isabella. She soon learns from her...
  • Philip
    May 23, 2018
    2.25ish stars. ...
  • Jo Ladzinski
    Mar 27, 2018
    Sent to me as an ARC from Tor.com Publishing It's been a while since I read a good horror about family. While other books I read this year were spooky, this one had the kind of "Read this during the daytime" levels of terror and creatures I didn't know had missing for a while. Ms...
  • Avery (Book Deviant)
    Mar 30, 2018
    See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant When I picked outThe Atrocities,I was specifically looking for that creepy story that, while not giving me nightmares, gives my spine chills or gives me goosebumps. I have a hard time finding these stories, ranging from just the...
  • Laura Newsholme
    Apr 17, 2018
    This is a very weird little book that sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. It tells the story of Ms Valdez who arrives to tutor a young girl, only to discover that the girl has died, but the parents still want her to be tutored. The setting is great - a gothic mansion house with hedg...
  • Robin Bonne
    Mar 28, 2018
    DNF ...
  • Lena
    Apr 22, 2018
    "You must let me have them, Molly. They are nothing to you. They are walking corpses, held together my memories and dreams." I liked the premise, I really did, but the execution just wasn't up my alley. Jeremy C. Shipp seems to be quite well acquainted with the horror genre but this...
  • Schizanthus
    Apr 17, 2018
    How can a novella with such a brilliant concept and deliciously creepy execution wind up with such a blah ending?! I feel like I was taken on a trek up a treacherous mountain with the promise of an incredible view at the summit only to find out that someone built a wall blocking the vi...
  • Michelle
    Apr 10, 2018
    What a strange little book this is. Danna Valdez is summoned to Stockton House to home school young Isabella. Upon arrival she finds she has to navigate her way through a labyrinth of Atrocities. These are hideous sculptures of depraved images. When she is finally greeted at the fr...
  • The Girl Murdered by Her TBR
    May 11, 2018
    ARC #5 ARC generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...