Ketchup on Everything by Nathan Robinson
Elliot Tather is a broken man. His life is in shambles. His marriage is broken and his wife doesn’t even speak anymore. Tather travels the country in search of the thing that broke his family. He stops at a diner and doesn’t even think it will change his life. But something walks through the doors of the diner and it’s not human and it’s from Tather’s past. AHHH! I don’t read a lot of horror. It’s good to read a book meant to be horrifying every now and then. I really enjoy Robinson’s writing. His debut novel, Starers, really impressed and he’s proven himself to be imaginative as well as a strong writer. I was very happy that he contacted me about reading his novella because I enjoy his work. I breezed through Ketchup on Everything. One second at I was at the 15% mark and then I looked down and I was at 75% and I thought I might as well finish it. I love books like this. Ketchup on Everything provides real life horrors as well as horrifying creepy horrors. I honestly didn’t know what to expect going into this novel. I knew it would be scary, but I didn’t think about the plot overall. I was quite shocked by some elements in the story. This novel is broken into three parts. The first part is when Tather gets to the diner and then the door opens changing his life. The second part is a look on the thing that broke Tather and his family. The last part… well I just won’t talk about that.
The main male character is Tather. Tather is a man in his forties and he’s become a vagabond of sorts. I liked Tather especially learning his past and story. I didn’t like him towards the end as much, but he was still likable for me.
The Villain- It was a shocking turn of events that I really enjoyed. Thumbs up for this odd turn of events!
Villain Scale: 8
I can’t talk about the rest of the characters because it will give the story away. Guess you’ll just have to read this one for yourself.
Character Scale: 7.5
I’m really impressed with Ketchup on Everything. It wasn’t what I expected it to be. In this case, that’s a good thing! I highly recommend this for fans of horror, paranormal, or readers looking for a quick, but satisfying read.
Cover Thoughts: The cover is simple… I’m not really sure about it, but it does look like ketchup.;)
Thank you, Mr. Robinson for contacting me to review your book in exchange for an honest review.