Book Review – The Rub by Peter Oram

April 18, 2011

A haunting tale with plenty of atmosphere posing disturbing questions which the reader is required to answer.  The town the protagonist finds himself in is bleak and disturbing and the scenery he passes through is expertly drawn.  The strange people who appear or fail to appear add to the puzzle.  The sense of menace implied by these characters and by the desolate surroundings emphasise the story’s dark tone.  It is a short novel but the underlying questions provide much food for thought and make it well worth the read.

Keith Jahans
Editor, Peatmore Press (

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