The Remedy

by Adam Haslett

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A man with an illness in his stomach that no doctor can cure seeks out expensive alternative treatment.

Another short story that feels much longer than it is. This one is just a bunch of doctor visits with the main character’s inner dialogue. It reaches interesting a few times, but never good.

This story can in no way be considered horror. Derrick spends most of the book happy, thinking things might just improve. I know the end is terrible, but it is more like a bad punchline to an even worse joke.

I was left feeling bored, frustrated, and with lots of questions. Not in the good Weird story way, more in the that was so dumb and made no sense if you think about it for a second kind of way.

* One out of Five Stars (Terrible)

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