The Scream – Laurent Graff

the-scream-192x300This book showed up on my recommendations from Amazon.  I like the painting The Scream, and after read a quick synopsis of the book I decided to try it out.  It’s a very short novel, and it feels like it could have started life as some ‘creative writing prompt’ to write a story set in your favorite painting.

It’s like Mary Poppins when they hop into the chalk drawings.  What would the world of The Scream be? Why is the man (or woman) screaming? Graff does a great job of telling a suspenseful, dark, and slightly disturbing tale of a Toll Booth worker living in the world of The Scream.

Since it’s so short I don’t want to write too much more, but overall I think it was a fun read.