Selfies by Lavie Tidhar

Selfies by Lavie Tidhar
Publisher: Tor Books
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (32 pages)
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

“Selfies”, by Lavie Tidhar, is a creepy little horror tale about the fate of a young woman who makes the mistake of a lifetime when she buys a new phone in the local mall.

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One of the things I liked the most about this story was the fact that it wasn’t told in order. It was up to me as the reader to piece everything together chronologically. Not only was this a great deal of fun to do, it kept me perked up for any small clue about what happened to Ellie, the main character, or why her new cellphone was anything but the bargain she thought it was.

It would have been helpful to have a little clearer understanding of the antagonist or antagonists. While the plot did eventually give a description of them, it also seemed to contradict itself in one place as far as how many of them there were. It didn’t matter to me whether there was one or a dozen of them. I simply would have liked to know for sure what that number was so that the ending could have been a little easier to visualize.

Ellie was such a complex character. There were times when I shook my head at the foolish things she did after she realized her new camera was acting odd. She was so young, innocent, and broke, though, that I simultaneously understood why she’d shake off these moments as simple malfunctions. There was no way she could afford a new phone at full price, so I could see why it was so tempting for her to find innocuous explanations for what was happening.

Selfies should be read by anyone who thinks of themselves as horror aficionados.

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