"A room without books is like a body without a soul." - Cicero

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Doll by J.C. Martin

The Island of the Dolls is a strange and eerie tourist destination in Mexico, where hundreds of decomposing dolls hang from trees like grisly Christmas ornaments. On a trip to the island, Joyce Parker's daughter falls in love with a beautiful but sinister doll. Soon after, she starts developing strange mannerisms that concerns Joyce. Her research into the doll's past reveals a dark history, and the curse of a lonely child spirit.

Not bad. Nothing extraordinary about it, but it wasn't a bad story. It reminded me of those 80's/90's evil doll movies - Dolls, Dolly Dearest, the Puppet Master series, etc. I liked the ending, again, very classic 80's evil doll movie ending. :)

If you're in the mood for a quick read, I say give it a shot. There are a lot of people who are afraid of dolls that have read this story and were afraid.