The Landlord

The Landlord

The Landlord is a very sinister book that is about how a landowner seeks revenge on inhabitants that do not pay their rent on time. It all starts in North Dakota, a few college boys decided to rent a house and following a couple of months, they begin to have issues with each other. Most of the time they were late when it came to paying the landlord his money, so the landlord decided to pay them a visit. 

The most bizarre thing about this book is that the landowner some way or another knows how these occupants feel. In this book, there are four stories with various characters that get a visit from the landlord. In every one of these stories, one of the characters dies in a morbid way. The thing is that a character in each story gets arrested and they are not even sure if they committed the crime or not because they felt the same way the landlord felt.

Creatures of habit can become stuck to the point that even if the habits inflict body harm they still refuse to change.

The motivation behind why I am appraising this book three stars is on account of the four stories and the characters were similar to each other. The main characters of two stories were college boys that felt like they were smarter than the whole pack and felt entitled to everything. The other two main characters were women that were manhandled by their relatives. I feel that on the off chance that you are going to compose four distinct stories you ought to have characters that have extraordinary identities and a unique back story. The author did not explain how the landlord knew what was going on in each house. The proprietor had this God-like identity, he knew and possessed everything and everybody, without anyone knowing a clue. This book can be insightful but I wished it was more fast-paced since there were times that I felt somewhat exhausted when I read a new story. The writing was very technical meaning that when the characters died or were abused, I felt nothing for them. If the author focused more on the landlord’s point of view, the book might have been more interesting.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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