Creep by Eireann Corrigan (Review by Varun F. ’24)

CreepCreep by Eireann Corrigan
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Eireann Corrigan’s Creep is a horror novel revolving around the haunted 16 Olcott Place, and its written in a first person point of view from a neighbor of 16 Olcott Place, Olivia.

Let’s start off with the positives. The characters, albeit one-dimensional, are likable and tend to make realistic decisions during the story. The first-person perspective is easy to relate with, and the descriptions of 16 Olcott Place are incredibly illustrative. In addition, Corrigan’s writing style, with frequent uses of foreshadowing, work perfectly within this novel.

When I picked this book up from the library and read through the quick summary on the back of the cover, I expected the novel to have supernatural themes. I was intrigued by “the Sentry” and his mysterious notes, but my excitement was sadly unjustified. The book had no supernatural elements at all, and the only point of conflict between the antagonist and protagonists was at the end of the book. Due to these two elements of the book, I didn’t feel like I was reading a horror novel at all, as it lacked the much-needed scare factor.

I have nothing against this novel, but I certainly won’t be recommending it in the future.—Review by Varun F. ’24

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