On Amazon, The Garden of Fragile Things is categorized as Occult Horror and Occult Fiction, but I’m not sure that’s where I’d put them because the horror was few and far between, and I just didn’t feel the occult.
That aside, I enjoyed the book and found it entertaining. The memoir style is well crafted, as are the letters to a psychological institute and “the author” at the beginning. The story is about Joe’s life and how he ended up in the institute.
There are creepy parts, but as I said before, not very many, and most of them occur toward the end of the story. So if you are expecting scares through the entire story, you won’t find it here.
I gave Garden of Fragile Things 4 out of 5 Stars.
About The Garden of Fragile Things
In the late 1970s, Joe Godwin was just twelve years old, living in a working-class neighborhood. Plagued by bullies and a volatile home life, Joe spends his time with his three friends in search of adventure.
The discovery of an abandoned mansion during a simple camping trip in a state forest sets of a series of consequences in motion between the boys, inhabitants of the mansion, and the others who occupy the garden behind the colossal home.
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