We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone

We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone

A new mother is pursued by mysterious men in black. A misguided youth learns the dark secrets of the world from an elderly neighbor on Halloween night. A housewarming party where the guests never leave. A caretaker tends to his rusted relic of a god deep in the desert... In his debut short story collection, Bram Stoker Award finalist Ronald Malfi mines the depths and depra A new mother is pursued by mysterious men in black. A misguided youth learns the dark secrets of the world from an el...

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Title:We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone
Author:Ronald Malfi
Rating:
Genres:Horror
ISBN:B0774SWRW7
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:379 pages pages

We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone Reviews

  • Stephen
    Dec 16, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

    This is a collection of twenty stories. Most of them have already appeared in print. You can tell, that Malfi, put a lot of feeling each tale. Most of the stories are really good but there are a few of them that fall below par. Some of my favorite tales from this collection are, The Di...

    I got this from the Nocturnal Reader box. And I actually enjoyed it. I don't tend to pick up short story collections ever, unless they're from Stephen King (I kid you not; of the 1300 books I've recorded here, only 8 are short story collections.) Not even of series I love. I just don't...

    Review: WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE by Ronald Malfi Lately I've been reading subtlety often, particularly in Horror--well-done, for the most part. But I'm certain I hadn't encountered the Master of Subtlety until I commenced reading Ronald Malfi' s short story collection, ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone is a collection demanding a wide berth as the stories vary in exploration in such a way that this will never pin neatly into any genre, and do so with a special kind of tact. There?s obviously horror in the midst,my...

    It's been a while since I've read a collection of short stories. I'm glad this is one of the books I broke my short story fast with. While not every story resonated with me, which is the good/bad part of collections. The good defintely outweighed the bad. The creeping horror of "Knocki...

    I was given this to read right after I gave birth....and boy this is exactly what I needed in between preparing bottles and putting up with a lot of baby tears. It's astounding to know that every story in this collection has been written by the same author as they are all so diverse...

    I am a huge fan of the author's novels. Bone White is, for me at least, one of the standout novels of the year. So I was keen to read this collection of his short stories, brought together in one volume for the first time. It is a triumph. Ronald Malfi covers practically the whole spec...

    After reading many accolades about Ronald Malfi's work, I had high hopes for this collection of twenty short stories. I did not close the cover disappointed. . . While some of these short tales (most under 15 pages) involve the supernatural, Malfi spends the majority of this book re...

    When an author tells a story that stays with the reader long after the story ends, the author has achieved something truly remarkable. In We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, Malfi does just that. Multiple times over. Any one of the twenty stories in this collection has the potential...

    4.5* This was my first book by Ronald Malfi and I really really liked it. Definitely going to read more by him. Malfi has a great writing style and it doesn't happen too often that I sit and read and forget everything around me. While reading I really dived into the stories. My ...

    This is the eighth book I've read of Ronald Malfi. I prefer his novel form but most of these short stories are pretty good. The little vignettes between every third/fourth story reminded me of Hemingway's style in 'In Our Time'. Love Hemingway! I'm looking forward to Ronald's next n...

  • Anthony
    Dec 14, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

    This is a collection of twenty stories. Most of them have already appeared in print. You can tell, that Malfi, put a lot of feeling each tale. Most of the stories are really good but there are a few of them that fall below par. Some of my favorite tales from this collection are, The Di...

    I got this from the Nocturnal Reader box. And I actually enjoyed it. I don't tend to pick up short story collections ever, unless they're from Stephen King (I kid you not; of the 1300 books I've recorded here, only 8 are short story collections.) Not even of series I love. I just don't...

    Review: WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE by Ronald Malfi Lately I've been reading subtlety often, particularly in Horror--well-done, for the most part. But I'm certain I hadn't encountered the Master of Subtlety until I commenced reading Ronald Malfi' s short story collection, ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone is a collection demanding a wide berth as the stories vary in exploration in such a way that this will never pin neatly into any genre, and do so with a special kind of tact. There?s obviously horror in the midst,my...

    It's been a while since I've read a collection of short stories. I'm glad this is one of the books I broke my short story fast with. While not every story resonated with me, which is the good/bad part of collections. The good defintely outweighed the bad. The creeping horror of "Knocki...

    I was given this to read right after I gave birth....and boy this is exactly what I needed in between preparing bottles and putting up with a lot of baby tears. It's astounding to know that every story in this collection has been written by the same author as they are all so diverse...

    I am a huge fan of the author's novels. Bone White is, for me at least, one of the standout novels of the year. So I was keen to read this collection of his short stories, brought together in one volume for the first time. It is a triumph. Ronald Malfi covers practically the whole spec...

    After reading many accolades about Ronald Malfi's work, I had high hopes for this collection of twenty short stories. I did not close the cover disappointed. . . While some of these short tales (most under 15 pages) involve the supernatural, Malfi spends the majority of this book re...

    When an author tells a story that stays with the reader long after the story ends, the author has achieved something truly remarkable. In We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, Malfi does just that. Multiple times over. Any one of the twenty stories in this collection has the potential...

    4.5* This was my first book by Ronald Malfi and I really really liked it. Definitely going to read more by him. Malfi has a great writing style and it doesn't happen too often that I sit and read and forget everything around me. While reading I really dived into the stories. My ...

    This is the eighth book I've read of Ronald Malfi. I prefer his novel form but most of these short stories are pretty good. The little vignettes between every third/fourth story reminded me of Hemingway's style in 'In Our Time'. Love Hemingway! I'm looking forward to Ronald's next n...

    Yeah, this was a big no for me. I usually have a lot on my plate and hardly have time for leisure reads. Because of this, I find myself pretty impatient now. If I skim through a page and still find it slow I'll skip a few pages, if it's still slow after skimming chapters, I will all to...

    One of the best short story collections that I?ve read in a long while. Malfi is one of the better writers in the horror genre today. The very first story in this collection got me hooked. The ending was pure evil. But a good kind of evil. ? If you like Stephen King's "Night S...

  • Holly
    Nov 12, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

    This is a collection of twenty stories. Most of them have already appeared in print. You can tell, that Malfi, put a lot of feeling each tale. Most of the stories are really good but there are a few of them that fall below par. Some of my favorite tales from this collection are, The Di...

    I got this from the Nocturnal Reader box. And I actually enjoyed it. I don't tend to pick up short story collections ever, unless they're from Stephen King (I kid you not; of the 1300 books I've recorded here, only 8 are short story collections.) Not even of series I love. I just don't...

    Review: WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE by Ronald Malfi Lately I've been reading subtlety often, particularly in Horror--well-done, for the most part. But I'm certain I hadn't encountered the Master of Subtlety until I commenced reading Ronald Malfi' s short story collection, ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone is a collection demanding a wide berth as the stories vary in exploration in such a way that this will never pin neatly into any genre, and do so with a special kind of tact. There?s obviously horror in the midst,my...

    It's been a while since I've read a collection of short stories. I'm glad this is one of the books I broke my short story fast with. While not every story resonated with me, which is the good/bad part of collections. The good defintely outweighed the bad. The creeping horror of "Knocki...

    I was given this to read right after I gave birth....and boy this is exactly what I needed in between preparing bottles and putting up with a lot of baby tears. It's astounding to know that every story in this collection has been written by the same author as they are all so diverse...

    I am a huge fan of the author's novels. Bone White is, for me at least, one of the standout novels of the year. So I was keen to read this collection of his short stories, brought together in one volume for the first time. It is a triumph. Ronald Malfi covers practically the whole spec...

    After reading many accolades about Ronald Malfi's work, I had high hopes for this collection of twenty short stories. I did not close the cover disappointed. . . While some of these short tales (most under 15 pages) involve the supernatural, Malfi spends the majority of this book re...

    When an author tells a story that stays with the reader long after the story ends, the author has achieved something truly remarkable. In We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, Malfi does just that. Multiple times over. Any one of the twenty stories in this collection has the potential...

    4.5* This was my first book by Ronald Malfi and I really really liked it. Definitely going to read more by him. Malfi has a great writing style and it doesn't happen too often that I sit and read and forget everything around me. While reading I really dived into the stories. My ...

    This is the eighth book I've read of Ronald Malfi. I prefer his novel form but most of these short stories are pretty good. The little vignettes between every third/fourth story reminded me of Hemingway's style in 'In Our Time'. Love Hemingway! I'm looking forward to Ronald's next n...

    Yeah, this was a big no for me. I usually have a lot on my plate and hardly have time for leisure reads. Because of this, I find myself pretty impatient now. If I skim through a page and still find it slow I'll skip a few pages, if it's still slow after skimming chapters, I will all to...

    One of the best short story collections that I?ve read in a long while. Malfi is one of the better writers in the horror genre today. The very first story in this collection got me hooked. The ending was pure evil. But a good kind of evil. ? If you like Stephen King's "Night S...

    A new collection of short fiction by one of today's master horror authors. Like any anthology, some stories are better than others. But Malfi's works are all well-written, even if the subject matter isn't always the greatest, and nearly every tale has a real gut-punch and often somewha...

    An engrossing collection of short stories that range from the macabre to uneasy beauty. There are definitely stories for all palates in this anthology and I?m glad I had an opportunity to dive into it. ...

    Like most short story collections, there were some stories that were brilliant and others that fell short. Overall, I really enjoyed this collection, and I would recommend it to horror lovers out there. ...

    As a horror fanatic, this book was perfect to me. It contains a collection of short stories each not related to the last. We have a woman hallucinating on an important day while caring for her child, to be honest was my personal favorite as well as the first story in the book. ...

    One of my more favorite recent horror reads. Favorites (5 star): The Dinner Party, Knocking Least Favorites: Underneath, Then There is Boston ...

    I like a lot of things about Malfi's work, from character development to the way he delivers atmosphere, but after reading We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, I found another thing to like; his versatility. In this collection you get a little bit of everything, from a woman sufferin...

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  • Stewie
    Nov 27, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

    This is a collection of twenty stories. Most of them have already appeared in print. You can tell, that Malfi, put a lot of feeling each tale. Most of the stories are really good but there are a few of them that fall below par. Some of my favorite tales from this collection are, The Di...

    I got this from the Nocturnal Reader box. And I actually enjoyed it. I don't tend to pick up short story collections ever, unless they're from Stephen King (I kid you not; of the 1300 books I've recorded here, only 8 are short story collections.) Not even of series I love. I just don't...

    Review: WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE by Ronald Malfi Lately I've been reading subtlety often, particularly in Horror--well-done, for the most part. But I'm certain I hadn't encountered the Master of Subtlety until I commenced reading Ronald Malfi' s short story collection, ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone is a collection demanding a wide berth as the stories vary in exploration in such a way that this will never pin neatly into any genre, and do so with a special kind of tact. There?s obviously horror in the midst,my...

    It's been a while since I've read a collection of short stories. I'm glad this is one of the books I broke my short story fast with. While not every story resonated with me, which is the good/bad part of collections. The good defintely outweighed the bad. The creeping horror of "Knocki...

    I was given this to read right after I gave birth....and boy this is exactly what I needed in between preparing bottles and putting up with a lot of baby tears. It's astounding to know that every story in this collection has been written by the same author as they are all so diverse...

    I am a huge fan of the author's novels. Bone White is, for me at least, one of the standout novels of the year. So I was keen to read this collection of his short stories, brought together in one volume for the first time. It is a triumph. Ronald Malfi covers practically the whole spec...

    After reading many accolades about Ronald Malfi's work, I had high hopes for this collection of twenty short stories. I did not close the cover disappointed. . . While some of these short tales (most under 15 pages) involve the supernatural, Malfi spends the majority of this book re...

    When an author tells a story that stays with the reader long after the story ends, the author has achieved something truly remarkable. In We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, Malfi does just that. Multiple times over. Any one of the twenty stories in this collection has the potential...

    4.5* This was my first book by Ronald Malfi and I really really liked it. Definitely going to read more by him. Malfi has a great writing style and it doesn't happen too often that I sit and read and forget everything around me. While reading I really dived into the stories. My ...

    This is the eighth book I've read of Ronald Malfi. I prefer his novel form but most of these short stories are pretty good. The little vignettes between every third/fourth story reminded me of Hemingway's style in 'In Our Time'. Love Hemingway! I'm looking forward to Ronald's next n...

    Yeah, this was a big no for me. I usually have a lot on my plate and hardly have time for leisure reads. Because of this, I find myself pretty impatient now. If I skim through a page and still find it slow I'll skip a few pages, if it's still slow after skimming chapters, I will all to...

    One of the best short story collections that I?ve read in a long while. Malfi is one of the better writers in the horror genre today. The very first story in this collection got me hooked. The ending was pure evil. But a good kind of evil. ? If you like Stephen King's "Night S...

    A new collection of short fiction by one of today's master horror authors. Like any anthology, some stories are better than others. But Malfi's works are all well-written, even if the subject matter isn't always the greatest, and nearly every tale has a real gut-punch and often somewha...

    An engrossing collection of short stories that range from the macabre to uneasy beauty. There are definitely stories for all palates in this anthology and I?m glad I had an opportunity to dive into it. ...

    Like most short story collections, there were some stories that were brilliant and others that fell short. Overall, I really enjoyed this collection, and I would recommend it to horror lovers out there. ...

    As a horror fanatic, this book was perfect to me. It contains a collection of short stories each not related to the last. We have a woman hallucinating on an important day while caring for her child, to be honest was my personal favorite as well as the first story in the book. ...

    One of my more favorite recent horror reads. Favorites (5 star): The Dinner Party, Knocking Least Favorites: Underneath, Then There is Boston ...

    I like a lot of things about Malfi's work, from character development to the way he delivers atmosphere, but after reading We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, I found another thing to like; his versatility. In this collection you get a little bit of everything, from a woman sufferin...

  • aPriL does feral sometimes
    Dec 30, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

  • Tim McWhorter
    Nov 07, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

    This is a collection of twenty stories. Most of them have already appeared in print. You can tell, that Malfi, put a lot of feeling each tale. Most of the stories are really good but there are a few of them that fall below par. Some of my favorite tales from this collection are, The Di...

    I got this from the Nocturnal Reader box. And I actually enjoyed it. I don't tend to pick up short story collections ever, unless they're from Stephen King (I kid you not; of the 1300 books I've recorded here, only 8 are short story collections.) Not even of series I love. I just don't...

    Review: WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE by Ronald Malfi Lately I've been reading subtlety often, particularly in Horror--well-done, for the most part. But I'm certain I hadn't encountered the Master of Subtlety until I commenced reading Ronald Malfi' s short story collection, ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone is a collection demanding a wide berth as the stories vary in exploration in such a way that this will never pin neatly into any genre, and do so with a special kind of tact. There?s obviously horror in the midst,my...

    It's been a while since I've read a collection of short stories. I'm glad this is one of the books I broke my short story fast with. While not every story resonated with me, which is the good/bad part of collections. The good defintely outweighed the bad. The creeping horror of "Knocki...

    I was given this to read right after I gave birth....and boy this is exactly what I needed in between preparing bottles and putting up with a lot of baby tears. It's astounding to know that every story in this collection has been written by the same author as they are all so diverse...

    I am a huge fan of the author's novels. Bone White is, for me at least, one of the standout novels of the year. So I was keen to read this collection of his short stories, brought together in one volume for the first time. It is a triumph. Ronald Malfi covers practically the whole spec...

    After reading many accolades about Ronald Malfi's work, I had high hopes for this collection of twenty short stories. I did not close the cover disappointed. . . While some of these short tales (most under 15 pages) involve the supernatural, Malfi spends the majority of this book re...

    When an author tells a story that stays with the reader long after the story ends, the author has achieved something truly remarkable. In We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, Malfi does just that. Multiple times over. Any one of the twenty stories in this collection has the potential...

  • Frank Errington
    Nov 14, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

  • Peter
    Nov 23, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

    This is a collection of twenty stories. Most of them have already appeared in print. You can tell, that Malfi, put a lot of feeling each tale. Most of the stories are really good but there are a few of them that fall below par. Some of my favorite tales from this collection are, The Di...

  • Catherine Cavendish
    Nov 11, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

    This is a collection of twenty stories. Most of them have already appeared in print. You can tell, that Malfi, put a lot of feeling each tale. Most of the stories are really good but there are a few of them that fall below par. Some of my favorite tales from this collection are, The Di...

    I got this from the Nocturnal Reader box. And I actually enjoyed it. I don't tend to pick up short story collections ever, unless they're from Stephen King (I kid you not; of the 1300 books I've recorded here, only 8 are short story collections.) Not even of series I love. I just don't...

    Review: WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE by Ronald Malfi Lately I've been reading subtlety often, particularly in Horror--well-done, for the most part. But I'm certain I hadn't encountered the Master of Subtlety until I commenced reading Ronald Malfi' s short story collection, ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone is a collection demanding a wide berth as the stories vary in exploration in such a way that this will never pin neatly into any genre, and do so with a special kind of tact. There?s obviously horror in the midst,my...

    It's been a while since I've read a collection of short stories. I'm glad this is one of the books I broke my short story fast with. While not every story resonated with me, which is the good/bad part of collections. The good defintely outweighed the bad. The creeping horror of "Knocki...

    I was given this to read right after I gave birth....and boy this is exactly what I needed in between preparing bottles and putting up with a lot of baby tears. It's astounding to know that every story in this collection has been written by the same author as they are all so diverse...

    I am a huge fan of the author's novels. Bone White is, for me at least, one of the standout novels of the year. So I was keen to read this collection of his short stories, brought together in one volume for the first time. It is a triumph. Ronald Malfi covers practically the whole spec...

  • February For Weird Fiction  The Haunted Reading Room
    Nov 25, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

    This is a collection of twenty stories. Most of them have already appeared in print. You can tell, that Malfi, put a lot of feeling each tale. Most of the stories are really good but there are a few of them that fall below par. Some of my favorite tales from this collection are, The Di...

    I got this from the Nocturnal Reader box. And I actually enjoyed it. I don't tend to pick up short story collections ever, unless they're from Stephen King (I kid you not; of the 1300 books I've recorded here, only 8 are short story collections.) Not even of series I love. I just don't...

    Review: WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE by Ronald Malfi Lately I've been reading subtlety often, particularly in Horror--well-done, for the most part. But I'm certain I hadn't encountered the Master of Subtlety until I commenced reading Ronald Malfi' s short story collection, ...

  • Latasha
    Dec 19, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

  • Bri
    Jan 06, 2018

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

    This is a collection of twenty stories. Most of them have already appeared in print. You can tell, that Malfi, put a lot of feeling each tale. Most of the stories are really good but there are a few of them that fall below par. Some of my favorite tales from this collection are, The Di...

    I got this from the Nocturnal Reader box. And I actually enjoyed it. I don't tend to pick up short story collections ever, unless they're from Stephen King (I kid you not; of the 1300 books I've recorded here, only 8 are short story collections.) Not even of series I love. I just don't...

    Review: WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE by Ronald Malfi Lately I've been reading subtlety often, particularly in Horror--well-done, for the most part. But I'm certain I hadn't encountered the Master of Subtlety until I commenced reading Ronald Malfi' s short story collection, ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone is a collection demanding a wide berth as the stories vary in exploration in such a way that this will never pin neatly into any genre, and do so with a special kind of tact. There?s obviously horror in the midst,my...

    It's been a while since I've read a collection of short stories. I'm glad this is one of the books I broke my short story fast with. While not every story resonated with me, which is the good/bad part of collections. The good defintely outweighed the bad. The creeping horror of "Knocki...

    I was given this to read right after I gave birth....and boy this is exactly what I needed in between preparing bottles and putting up with a lot of baby tears. It's astounding to know that every story in this collection has been written by the same author as they are all so diverse...

    I am a huge fan of the author's novels. Bone White is, for me at least, one of the standout novels of the year. So I was keen to read this collection of his short stories, brought together in one volume for the first time. It is a triumph. Ronald Malfi covers practically the whole spec...

    After reading many accolades about Ronald Malfi's work, I had high hopes for this collection of twenty short stories. I did not close the cover disappointed. . . While some of these short tales (most under 15 pages) involve the supernatural, Malfi spends the majority of this book re...

    When an author tells a story that stays with the reader long after the story ends, the author has achieved something truly remarkable. In We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, Malfi does just that. Multiple times over. Any one of the twenty stories in this collection has the potential...

    4.5* This was my first book by Ronald Malfi and I really really liked it. Definitely going to read more by him. Malfi has a great writing style and it doesn't happen too often that I sit and read and forget everything around me. While reading I really dived into the stories. My ...

    This is the eighth book I've read of Ronald Malfi. I prefer his novel form but most of these short stories are pretty good. The little vignettes between every third/fourth story reminded me of Hemingway's style in 'In Our Time'. Love Hemingway! I'm looking forward to Ronald's next n...

    Yeah, this was a big no for me. I usually have a lot on my plate and hardly have time for leisure reads. Because of this, I find myself pretty impatient now. If I skim through a page and still find it slow I'll skip a few pages, if it's still slow after skimming chapters, I will all to...

    One of the best short story collections that I?ve read in a long while. Malfi is one of the better writers in the horror genre today. The very first story in this collection got me hooked. The ending was pure evil. But a good kind of evil. ? If you like Stephen King's "Night S...

    A new collection of short fiction by one of today's master horror authors. Like any anthology, some stories are better than others. But Malfi's works are all well-written, even if the subject matter isn't always the greatest, and nearly every tale has a real gut-punch and often somewha...

    An engrossing collection of short stories that range from the macabre to uneasy beauty. There are definitely stories for all palates in this anthology and I?m glad I had an opportunity to dive into it. ...

    Like most short story collections, there were some stories that were brilliant and others that fell short. Overall, I really enjoyed this collection, and I would recommend it to horror lovers out there. ...

  • Alisi ☆ wants to read too many books ☆
    Jan 06, 2018

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

    This is a collection of twenty stories. Most of them have already appeared in print. You can tell, that Malfi, put a lot of feeling each tale. Most of the stories are really good but there are a few of them that fall below par. Some of my favorite tales from this collection are, The Di...

    I got this from the Nocturnal Reader box. And I actually enjoyed it. I don't tend to pick up short story collections ever, unless they're from Stephen King (I kid you not; of the 1300 books I've recorded here, only 8 are short story collections.) Not even of series I love. I just don't...

  • David
    Dec 14, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

  • Alan May
    Dec 05, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

    This is a collection of twenty stories. Most of them have already appeared in print. You can tell, that Malfi, put a lot of feeling each tale. Most of the stories are really good but there are a few of them that fall below par. Some of my favorite tales from this collection are, The Di...

    I got this from the Nocturnal Reader box. And I actually enjoyed it. I don't tend to pick up short story collections ever, unless they're from Stephen King (I kid you not; of the 1300 books I've recorded here, only 8 are short story collections.) Not even of series I love. I just don't...

    Review: WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE by Ronald Malfi Lately I've been reading subtlety often, particularly in Horror--well-done, for the most part. But I'm certain I hadn't encountered the Master of Subtlety until I commenced reading Ronald Malfi' s short story collection, ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone is a collection demanding a wide berth as the stories vary in exploration in such a way that this will never pin neatly into any genre, and do so with a special kind of tact. There?s obviously horror in the midst,my...

    It's been a while since I've read a collection of short stories. I'm glad this is one of the books I broke my short story fast with. While not every story resonated with me, which is the good/bad part of collections. The good defintely outweighed the bad. The creeping horror of "Knocki...

    I was given this to read right after I gave birth....and boy this is exactly what I needed in between preparing bottles and putting up with a lot of baby tears. It's astounding to know that every story in this collection has been written by the same author as they are all so diverse...

    I am a huge fan of the author's novels. Bone White is, for me at least, one of the standout novels of the year. So I was keen to read this collection of his short stories, brought together in one volume for the first time. It is a triumph. Ronald Malfi covers practically the whole spec...

    After reading many accolades about Ronald Malfi's work, I had high hopes for this collection of twenty short stories. I did not close the cover disappointed. . . While some of these short tales (most under 15 pages) involve the supernatural, Malfi spends the majority of this book re...

    When an author tells a story that stays with the reader long after the story ends, the author has achieved something truly remarkable. In We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, Malfi does just that. Multiple times over. Any one of the twenty stories in this collection has the potential...

    4.5* This was my first book by Ronald Malfi and I really really liked it. Definitely going to read more by him. Malfi has a great writing style and it doesn't happen too often that I sit and read and forget everything around me. While reading I really dived into the stories. My ...

    This is the eighth book I've read of Ronald Malfi. I prefer his novel form but most of these short stories are pretty good. The little vignettes between every third/fourth story reminded me of Hemingway's style in 'In Our Time'. Love Hemingway! I'm looking forward to Ronald's next n...

    Yeah, this was a big no for me. I usually have a lot on my plate and hardly have time for leisure reads. Because of this, I find myself pretty impatient now. If I skim through a page and still find it slow I'll skip a few pages, if it's still slow after skimming chapters, I will all to...

    One of the best short story collections that I?ve read in a long while. Malfi is one of the better writers in the horror genre today. The very first story in this collection got me hooked. The ending was pure evil. But a good kind of evil. ? If you like Stephen King's "Night S...

    A new collection of short fiction by one of today's master horror authors. Like any anthology, some stories are better than others. But Malfi's works are all well-written, even if the subject matter isn't always the greatest, and nearly every tale has a real gut-punch and often somewha...

  • Ashley
    Jan 19, 2018

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

    This is a collection of twenty stories. Most of them have already appeared in print. You can tell, that Malfi, put a lot of feeling each tale. Most of the stories are really good but there are a few of them that fall below par. Some of my favorite tales from this collection are, The Di...

    I got this from the Nocturnal Reader box. And I actually enjoyed it. I don't tend to pick up short story collections ever, unless they're from Stephen King (I kid you not; of the 1300 books I've recorded here, only 8 are short story collections.) Not even of series I love. I just don't...

    Review: WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE by Ronald Malfi Lately I've been reading subtlety often, particularly in Horror--well-done, for the most part. But I'm certain I hadn't encountered the Master of Subtlety until I commenced reading Ronald Malfi' s short story collection, ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone is a collection demanding a wide berth as the stories vary in exploration in such a way that this will never pin neatly into any genre, and do so with a special kind of tact. There?s obviously horror in the midst,my...

    It's been a while since I've read a collection of short stories. I'm glad this is one of the books I broke my short story fast with. While not every story resonated with me, which is the good/bad part of collections. The good defintely outweighed the bad. The creeping horror of "Knocki...

  • Kimberly
    Nov 14, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

  • Sadie | sadie_reads_them_all
    Jan 22, 2018

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

  • Vicki Willis
    Nov 26, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

  • Mireya Melchor
    Dec 13, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

    This is a collection of twenty stories. Most of them have already appeared in print. You can tell, that Malfi, put a lot of feeling each tale. Most of the stories are really good but there are a few of them that fall below par. Some of my favorite tales from this collection are, The Di...

    I got this from the Nocturnal Reader box. And I actually enjoyed it. I don't tend to pick up short story collections ever, unless they're from Stephen King (I kid you not; of the 1300 books I've recorded here, only 8 are short story collections.) Not even of series I love. I just don't...

    Review: WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE by Ronald Malfi Lately I've been reading subtlety often, particularly in Horror--well-done, for the most part. But I'm certain I hadn't encountered the Master of Subtlety until I commenced reading Ronald Malfi' s short story collection, ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone is a collection demanding a wide berth as the stories vary in exploration in such a way that this will never pin neatly into any genre, and do so with a special kind of tact. There?s obviously horror in the midst,my...

    It's been a while since I've read a collection of short stories. I'm glad this is one of the books I broke my short story fast with. While not every story resonated with me, which is the good/bad part of collections. The good defintely outweighed the bad. The creeping horror of "Knocki...

    I was given this to read right after I gave birth....and boy this is exactly what I needed in between preparing bottles and putting up with a lot of baby tears. It's astounding to know that every story in this collection has been written by the same author as they are all so diverse...

    I am a huge fan of the author's novels. Bone White is, for me at least, one of the standout novels of the year. So I was keen to read this collection of his short stories, brought together in one volume for the first time. It is a triumph. Ronald Malfi covers practically the whole spec...

    After reading many accolades about Ronald Malfi's work, I had high hopes for this collection of twenty short stories. I did not close the cover disappointed. . . While some of these short tales (most under 15 pages) involve the supernatural, Malfi spends the majority of this book re...

    When an author tells a story that stays with the reader long after the story ends, the author has achieved something truly remarkable. In We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, Malfi does just that. Multiple times over. Any one of the twenty stories in this collection has the potential...

    4.5* This was my first book by Ronald Malfi and I really really liked it. Definitely going to read more by him. Malfi has a great writing style and it doesn't happen too often that I sit and read and forget everything around me. While reading I really dived into the stories. My ...

    This is the eighth book I've read of Ronald Malfi. I prefer his novel form but most of these short stories are pretty good. The little vignettes between every third/fourth story reminded me of Hemingway's style in 'In Our Time'. Love Hemingway! I'm looking forward to Ronald's next n...

    Yeah, this was a big no for me. I usually have a lot on my plate and hardly have time for leisure reads. Because of this, I find myself pretty impatient now. If I skim through a page and still find it slow I'll skip a few pages, if it's still slow after skimming chapters, I will all to...

  • Erin
    Feb 16, 2018

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

    This is a collection of twenty stories. Most of them have already appeared in print. You can tell, that Malfi, put a lot of feeling each tale. Most of the stories are really good but there are a few of them that fall below par. Some of my favorite tales from this collection are, The Di...

    I got this from the Nocturnal Reader box. And I actually enjoyed it. I don't tend to pick up short story collections ever, unless they're from Stephen King (I kid you not; of the 1300 books I've recorded here, only 8 are short story collections.) Not even of series I love. I just don't...

    Review: WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE by Ronald Malfi Lately I've been reading subtlety often, particularly in Horror--well-done, for the most part. But I'm certain I hadn't encountered the Master of Subtlety until I commenced reading Ronald Malfi' s short story collection, ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone is a collection demanding a wide berth as the stories vary in exploration in such a way that this will never pin neatly into any genre, and do so with a special kind of tact. There?s obviously horror in the midst,my...

    It's been a while since I've read a collection of short stories. I'm glad this is one of the books I broke my short story fast with. While not every story resonated with me, which is the good/bad part of collections. The good defintely outweighed the bad. The creeping horror of "Knocki...

    I was given this to read right after I gave birth....and boy this is exactly what I needed in between preparing bottles and putting up with a lot of baby tears. It's astounding to know that every story in this collection has been written by the same author as they are all so diverse...

    I am a huge fan of the author's novels. Bone White is, for me at least, one of the standout novels of the year. So I was keen to read this collection of his short stories, brought together in one volume for the first time. It is a triumph. Ronald Malfi covers practically the whole spec...

    After reading many accolades about Ronald Malfi's work, I had high hopes for this collection of twenty short stories. I did not close the cover disappointed. . . While some of these short tales (most under 15 pages) involve the supernatural, Malfi spends the majority of this book re...

    When an author tells a story that stays with the reader long after the story ends, the author has achieved something truly remarkable. In We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, Malfi does just that. Multiple times over. Any one of the twenty stories in this collection has the potential...

    4.5* This was my first book by Ronald Malfi and I really really liked it. Definitely going to read more by him. Malfi has a great writing style and it doesn't happen too often that I sit and read and forget everything around me. While reading I really dived into the stories. My ...

    This is the eighth book I've read of Ronald Malfi. I prefer his novel form but most of these short stories are pretty good. The little vignettes between every third/fourth story reminded me of Hemingway's style in 'In Our Time'. Love Hemingway! I'm looking forward to Ronald's next n...

    Yeah, this was a big no for me. I usually have a lot on my plate and hardly have time for leisure reads. Because of this, I find myself pretty impatient now. If I skim through a page and still find it slow I'll skip a few pages, if it's still slow after skimming chapters, I will all to...

    One of the best short story collections that I?ve read in a long while. Malfi is one of the better writers in the horror genre today. The very first story in this collection got me hooked. The ending was pure evil. But a good kind of evil. ? If you like Stephen King's "Night S...

    A new collection of short fiction by one of today's master horror authors. Like any anthology, some stories are better than others. But Malfi's works are all well-written, even if the subject matter isn't always the greatest, and nearly every tale has a real gut-punch and often somewha...

    An engrossing collection of short stories that range from the macabre to uneasy beauty. There are definitely stories for all palates in this anthology and I?m glad I had an opportunity to dive into it. ...

    Like most short story collections, there were some stories that were brilliant and others that fell short. Overall, I really enjoyed this collection, and I would recommend it to horror lovers out there. ...

    As a horror fanatic, this book was perfect to me. It contains a collection of short stories each not related to the last. We have a woman hallucinating on an important day while caring for her child, to be honest was my personal favorite as well as the first story in the book. ...

    One of my more favorite recent horror reads. Favorites (5 star): The Dinner Party, Knocking Least Favorites: Underneath, Then There is Boston ...

  • Lena
    Nov 30, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

  • Jaime
    Dec 30, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

    This is a collection of twenty stories. Most of them have already appeared in print. You can tell, that Malfi, put a lot of feeling each tale. Most of the stories are really good but there are a few of them that fall below par. Some of my favorite tales from this collection are, The Di...

    I got this from the Nocturnal Reader box. And I actually enjoyed it. I don't tend to pick up short story collections ever, unless they're from Stephen King (I kid you not; of the 1300 books I've recorded here, only 8 are short story collections.) Not even of series I love. I just don't...

    Review: WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE by Ronald Malfi Lately I've been reading subtlety often, particularly in Horror--well-done, for the most part. But I'm certain I hadn't encountered the Master of Subtlety until I commenced reading Ronald Malfi' s short story collection, ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone is a collection demanding a wide berth as the stories vary in exploration in such a way that this will never pin neatly into any genre, and do so with a special kind of tact. There?s obviously horror in the midst,my...

    It's been a while since I've read a collection of short stories. I'm glad this is one of the books I broke my short story fast with. While not every story resonated with me, which is the good/bad part of collections. The good defintely outweighed the bad. The creeping horror of "Knocki...

    I was given this to read right after I gave birth....and boy this is exactly what I needed in between preparing bottles and putting up with a lot of baby tears. It's astounding to know that every story in this collection has been written by the same author as they are all so diverse...

    I am a huge fan of the author's novels. Bone White is, for me at least, one of the standout novels of the year. So I was keen to read this collection of his short stories, brought together in one volume for the first time. It is a triumph. Ronald Malfi covers practically the whole spec...

    After reading many accolades about Ronald Malfi's work, I had high hopes for this collection of twenty short stories. I did not close the cover disappointed. . . While some of these short tales (most under 15 pages) involve the supernatural, Malfi spends the majority of this book re...

    When an author tells a story that stays with the reader long after the story ends, the author has achieved something truly remarkable. In We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, Malfi does just that. Multiple times over. Any one of the twenty stories in this collection has the potential...

    4.5* This was my first book by Ronald Malfi and I really really liked it. Definitely going to read more by him. Malfi has a great writing style and it doesn't happen too often that I sit and read and forget everything around me. While reading I really dived into the stories. My ...

    This is the eighth book I've read of Ronald Malfi. I prefer his novel form but most of these short stories are pretty good. The little vignettes between every third/fourth story reminded me of Hemingway's style in 'In Our Time'. Love Hemingway! I'm looking forward to Ronald's next n...

    Yeah, this was a big no for me. I usually have a lot on my plate and hardly have time for leisure reads. Because of this, I find myself pretty impatient now. If I skim through a page and still find it slow I'll skip a few pages, if it's still slow after skimming chapters, I will all to...

    One of the best short story collections that I?ve read in a long while. Malfi is one of the better writers in the horror genre today. The very first story in this collection got me hooked. The ending was pure evil. But a good kind of evil. ? If you like Stephen King's "Night S...

    A new collection of short fiction by one of today's master horror authors. Like any anthology, some stories are better than others. But Malfi's works are all well-written, even if the subject matter isn't always the greatest, and nearly every tale has a real gut-punch and often somewha...

    An engrossing collection of short stories that range from the macabre to uneasy beauty. There are definitely stories for all palates in this anthology and I?m glad I had an opportunity to dive into it. ...

    Like most short story collections, there were some stories that were brilliant and others that fell short. Overall, I really enjoyed this collection, and I would recommend it to horror lovers out there. ...

    As a horror fanatic, this book was perfect to me. It contains a collection of short stories each not related to the last. We have a woman hallucinating on an important day while caring for her child, to be honest was my personal favorite as well as the first story in the book. ...

    One of my more favorite recent horror reads. Favorites (5 star): The Dinner Party, Knocking Least Favorites: Underneath, Then There is Boston ...

    I like a lot of things about Malfi's work, from character development to the way he delivers atmosphere, but after reading We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, I found another thing to like; his versatility. In this collection you get a little bit of everything, from a woman sufferin...

    ...

  • Kimberly van Pinxteren
    Nov 08, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

    This is a collection of twenty stories. Most of them have already appeared in print. You can tell, that Malfi, put a lot of feeling each tale. Most of the stories are really good but there are a few of them that fall below par. Some of my favorite tales from this collection are, The Di...

    I got this from the Nocturnal Reader box. And I actually enjoyed it. I don't tend to pick up short story collections ever, unless they're from Stephen King (I kid you not; of the 1300 books I've recorded here, only 8 are short story collections.) Not even of series I love. I just don't...

    Review: WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE by Ronald Malfi Lately I've been reading subtlety often, particularly in Horror--well-done, for the most part. But I'm certain I hadn't encountered the Master of Subtlety until I commenced reading Ronald Malfi' s short story collection, ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone is a collection demanding a wide berth as the stories vary in exploration in such a way that this will never pin neatly into any genre, and do so with a special kind of tact. There?s obviously horror in the midst,my...

    It's been a while since I've read a collection of short stories. I'm glad this is one of the books I broke my short story fast with. While not every story resonated with me, which is the good/bad part of collections. The good defintely outweighed the bad. The creeping horror of "Knocki...

    I was given this to read right after I gave birth....and boy this is exactly what I needed in between preparing bottles and putting up with a lot of baby tears. It's astounding to know that every story in this collection has been written by the same author as they are all so diverse...

  • Eddie Generous
    Dec 01, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

    This is a collection of twenty stories. Most of them have already appeared in print. You can tell, that Malfi, put a lot of feeling each tale. Most of the stories are really good but there are a few of them that fall below par. Some of my favorite tales from this collection are, The Di...

    I got this from the Nocturnal Reader box. And I actually enjoyed it. I don't tend to pick up short story collections ever, unless they're from Stephen King (I kid you not; of the 1300 books I've recorded here, only 8 are short story collections.) Not even of series I love. I just don't...

    Review: WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE by Ronald Malfi Lately I've been reading subtlety often, particularly in Horror--well-done, for the most part. But I'm certain I hadn't encountered the Master of Subtlety until I commenced reading Ronald Malfi' s short story collection, ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone is a collection demanding a wide berth as the stories vary in exploration in such a way that this will never pin neatly into any genre, and do so with a special kind of tact. There?s obviously horror in the midst,my...

  • Feli
    Nov 28, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

    This is a collection of twenty stories. Most of them have already appeared in print. You can tell, that Malfi, put a lot of feeling each tale. Most of the stories are really good but there are a few of them that fall below par. Some of my favorite tales from this collection are, The Di...

    I got this from the Nocturnal Reader box. And I actually enjoyed it. I don't tend to pick up short story collections ever, unless they're from Stephen King (I kid you not; of the 1300 books I've recorded here, only 8 are short story collections.) Not even of series I love. I just don't...

    Review: WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE by Ronald Malfi Lately I've been reading subtlety often, particularly in Horror--well-done, for the most part. But I'm certain I hadn't encountered the Master of Subtlety until I commenced reading Ronald Malfi' s short story collection, ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone is a collection demanding a wide berth as the stories vary in exploration in such a way that this will never pin neatly into any genre, and do so with a special kind of tact. There?s obviously horror in the midst,my...

    It's been a while since I've read a collection of short stories. I'm glad this is one of the books I broke my short story fast with. While not every story resonated with me, which is the good/bad part of collections. The good defintely outweighed the bad. The creeping horror of "Knocki...

    I was given this to read right after I gave birth....and boy this is exactly what I needed in between preparing bottles and putting up with a lot of baby tears. It's astounding to know that every story in this collection has been written by the same author as they are all so diverse...

    I am a huge fan of the author's novels. Bone White is, for me at least, one of the standout novels of the year. So I was keen to read this collection of his short stories, brought together in one volume for the first time. It is a triumph. Ronald Malfi covers practically the whole spec...

    After reading many accolades about Ronald Malfi's work, I had high hopes for this collection of twenty short stories. I did not close the cover disappointed. . . While some of these short tales (most under 15 pages) involve the supernatural, Malfi spends the majority of this book re...

    When an author tells a story that stays with the reader long after the story ends, the author has achieved something truly remarkable. In We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, Malfi does just that. Multiple times over. Any one of the twenty stories in this collection has the potential...

    4.5* This was my first book by Ronald Malfi and I really really liked it. Definitely going to read more by him. Malfi has a great writing style and it doesn't happen too often that I sit and read and forget everything around me. While reading I really dived into the stories. My ...

  • Candy Borjas
    Dec 06, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

    This is a collection of twenty stories. Most of them have already appeared in print. You can tell, that Malfi, put a lot of feeling each tale. Most of the stories are really good but there are a few of them that fall below par. Some of my favorite tales from this collection are, The Di...

    I got this from the Nocturnal Reader box. And I actually enjoyed it. I don't tend to pick up short story collections ever, unless they're from Stephen King (I kid you not; of the 1300 books I've recorded here, only 8 are short story collections.) Not even of series I love. I just don't...

    Review: WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE by Ronald Malfi Lately I've been reading subtlety often, particularly in Horror--well-done, for the most part. But I'm certain I hadn't encountered the Master of Subtlety until I commenced reading Ronald Malfi' s short story collection, ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone is a collection demanding a wide berth as the stories vary in exploration in such a way that this will never pin neatly into any genre, and do so with a special kind of tact. There?s obviously horror in the midst,my...

    It's been a while since I've read a collection of short stories. I'm glad this is one of the books I broke my short story fast with. While not every story resonated with me, which is the good/bad part of collections. The good defintely outweighed the bad. The creeping horror of "Knocki...

    I was given this to read right after I gave birth....and boy this is exactly what I needed in between preparing bottles and putting up with a lot of baby tears. It's astounding to know that every story in this collection has been written by the same author as they are all so diverse...

    I am a huge fan of the author's novels. Bone White is, for me at least, one of the standout novels of the year. So I was keen to read this collection of his short stories, brought together in one volume for the first time. It is a triumph. Ronald Malfi covers practically the whole spec...

    After reading many accolades about Ronald Malfi's work, I had high hopes for this collection of twenty short stories. I did not close the cover disappointed. . . While some of these short tales (most under 15 pages) involve the supernatural, Malfi spends the majority of this book re...

    When an author tells a story that stays with the reader long after the story ends, the author has achieved something truly remarkable. In We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, Malfi does just that. Multiple times over. Any one of the twenty stories in this collection has the potential...

    4.5* This was my first book by Ronald Malfi and I really really liked it. Definitely going to read more by him. Malfi has a great writing style and it doesn't happen too often that I sit and read and forget everything around me. While reading I really dived into the stories. My ...

    This is the eighth book I've read of Ronald Malfi. I prefer his novel form but most of these short stories are pretty good. The little vignettes between every third/fourth story reminded me of Hemingway's style in 'In Our Time'. Love Hemingway! I'm looking forward to Ronald's next n...

    Yeah, this was a big no for me. I usually have a lot on my plate and hardly have time for leisure reads. Because of this, I find myself pretty impatient now. If I skim through a page and still find it slow I'll skip a few pages, if it's still slow after skimming chapters, I will all to...

    One of the best short story collections that I?ve read in a long while. Malfi is one of the better writers in the horror genre today. The very first story in this collection got me hooked. The ending was pure evil. But a good kind of evil. ? If you like Stephen King's "Night S...

    A new collection of short fiction by one of today's master horror authors. Like any anthology, some stories are better than others. But Malfi's works are all well-written, even if the subject matter isn't always the greatest, and nearly every tale has a real gut-punch and often somewha...

    An engrossing collection of short stories that range from the macabre to uneasy beauty. There are definitely stories for all palates in this anthology and I?m glad I had an opportunity to dive into it. ...

    Like most short story collections, there were some stories that were brilliant and others that fell short. Overall, I really enjoyed this collection, and I would recommend it to horror lovers out there. ...

    As a horror fanatic, this book was perfect to me. It contains a collection of short stories each not related to the last. We have a woman hallucinating on an important day while caring for her child, to be honest was my personal favorite as well as the first story in the book. ...

  • Noelle Shay
    Nov 11, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

    This is a collection of twenty stories. Most of them have already appeared in print. You can tell, that Malfi, put a lot of feeling each tale. Most of the stories are really good but there are a few of them that fall below par. Some of my favorite tales from this collection are, The Di...

    I got this from the Nocturnal Reader box. And I actually enjoyed it. I don't tend to pick up short story collections ever, unless they're from Stephen King (I kid you not; of the 1300 books I've recorded here, only 8 are short story collections.) Not even of series I love. I just don't...

    Review: WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE by Ronald Malfi Lately I've been reading subtlety often, particularly in Horror--well-done, for the most part. But I'm certain I hadn't encountered the Master of Subtlety until I commenced reading Ronald Malfi' s short story collection, ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone is a collection demanding a wide berth as the stories vary in exploration in such a way that this will never pin neatly into any genre, and do so with a special kind of tact. There?s obviously horror in the midst,my...

    It's been a while since I've read a collection of short stories. I'm glad this is one of the books I broke my short story fast with. While not every story resonated with me, which is the good/bad part of collections. The good defintely outweighed the bad. The creeping horror of "Knocki...

    I was given this to read right after I gave birth....and boy this is exactly what I needed in between preparing bottles and putting up with a lot of baby tears. It's astounding to know that every story in this collection has been written by the same author as they are all so diverse...

    I am a huge fan of the author's novels. Bone White is, for me at least, one of the standout novels of the year. So I was keen to read this collection of his short stories, brought together in one volume for the first time. It is a triumph. Ronald Malfi covers practically the whole spec...

    After reading many accolades about Ronald Malfi's work, I had high hopes for this collection of twenty short stories. I did not close the cover disappointed. . . While some of these short tales (most under 15 pages) involve the supernatural, Malfi spends the majority of this book re...

    When an author tells a story that stays with the reader long after the story ends, the author has achieved something truly remarkable. In We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, Malfi does just that. Multiple times over. Any one of the twenty stories in this collection has the potential...

    4.5* This was my first book by Ronald Malfi and I really really liked it. Definitely going to read more by him. Malfi has a great writing style and it doesn't happen too often that I sit and read and forget everything around me. While reading I really dived into the stories. My ...

    This is the eighth book I've read of Ronald Malfi. I prefer his novel form but most of these short stories are pretty good. The little vignettes between every third/fourth story reminded me of Hemingway's style in 'In Our Time'. Love Hemingway! I'm looking forward to Ronald's next n...

    Yeah, this was a big no for me. I usually have a lot on my plate and hardly have time for leisure reads. Because of this, I find myself pretty impatient now. If I skim through a page and still find it slow I'll skip a few pages, if it's still slow after skimming chapters, I will all to...

    One of the best short story collections that I?ve read in a long while. Malfi is one of the better writers in the horror genre today. The very first story in this collection got me hooked. The ending was pure evil. But a good kind of evil. ? If you like Stephen King's "Night S...

    A new collection of short fiction by one of today's master horror authors. Like any anthology, some stories are better than others. But Malfi's works are all well-written, even if the subject matter isn't always the greatest, and nearly every tale has a real gut-punch and often somewha...

    An engrossing collection of short stories that range from the macabre to uneasy beauty. There are definitely stories for all palates in this anthology and I?m glad I had an opportunity to dive into it. ...

  • zod
    Dec 26, 2017

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

    This is a collection of twenty stories. Most of them have already appeared in print. You can tell, that Malfi, put a lot of feeling each tale. Most of the stories are really good but there are a few of them that fall below par. Some of my favorite tales from this collection are, The Di...

    I got this from the Nocturnal Reader box. And I actually enjoyed it. I don't tend to pick up short story collections ever, unless they're from Stephen King (I kid you not; of the 1300 books I've recorded here, only 8 are short story collections.) Not even of series I love. I just don't...

    Review: WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE by Ronald Malfi Lately I've been reading subtlety often, particularly in Horror--well-done, for the most part. But I'm certain I hadn't encountered the Master of Subtlety until I commenced reading Ronald Malfi' s short story collection, ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone is a collection demanding a wide berth as the stories vary in exploration in such a way that this will never pin neatly into any genre, and do so with a special kind of tact. There?s obviously horror in the midst,my...

    It's been a while since I've read a collection of short stories. I'm glad this is one of the books I broke my short story fast with. While not every story resonated with me, which is the good/bad part of collections. The good defintely outweighed the bad. The creeping horror of "Knocki...

    I was given this to read right after I gave birth....and boy this is exactly what I needed in between preparing bottles and putting up with a lot of baby tears. It's astounding to know that every story in this collection has been written by the same author as they are all so diverse...

    I am a huge fan of the author's novels. Bone White is, for me at least, one of the standout novels of the year. So I was keen to read this collection of his short stories, brought together in one volume for the first time. It is a triumph. Ronald Malfi covers practically the whole spec...

    After reading many accolades about Ronald Malfi's work, I had high hopes for this collection of twenty short stories. I did not close the cover disappointed. . . While some of these short tales (most under 15 pages) involve the supernatural, Malfi spends the majority of this book re...

    When an author tells a story that stays with the reader long after the story ends, the author has achieved something truly remarkable. In We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, Malfi does just that. Multiple times over. Any one of the twenty stories in this collection has the potential...

    4.5* This was my first book by Ronald Malfi and I really really liked it. Definitely going to read more by him. Malfi has a great writing style and it doesn't happen too often that I sit and read and forget everything around me. While reading I really dived into the stories. My ...

    This is the eighth book I've read of Ronald Malfi. I prefer his novel form but most of these short stories are pretty good. The little vignettes between every third/fourth story reminded me of Hemingway's style in 'In Our Time'. Love Hemingway! I'm looking forward to Ronald's next n...

    Yeah, this was a big no for me. I usually have a lot on my plate and hardly have time for leisure reads. Because of this, I find myself pretty impatient now. If I skim through a page and still find it slow I'll skip a few pages, if it's still slow after skimming chapters, I will all to...

    One of the best short story collections that I?ve read in a long while. Malfi is one of the better writers in the horror genre today. The very first story in this collection got me hooked. The ending was pure evil. But a good kind of evil. ? If you like Stephen King's "Night S...

    A new collection of short fiction by one of today's master horror authors. Like any anthology, some stories are better than others. But Malfi's works are all well-written, even if the subject matter isn't always the greatest, and nearly every tale has a real gut-punch and often somewha...

    An engrossing collection of short stories that range from the macabre to uneasy beauty. There are definitely stories for all palates in this anthology and I?m glad I had an opportunity to dive into it. ...

    Like most short story collections, there were some stories that were brilliant and others that fell short. Overall, I really enjoyed this collection, and I would recommend it to horror lovers out there. ...

    As a horror fanatic, this book was perfect to me. It contains a collection of short stories each not related to the last. We have a woman hallucinating on an important day while caring for her child, to be honest was my personal favorite as well as the first story in the book. ...

    One of my more favorite recent horror reads. Favorites (5 star): The Dinner Party, Knocking Least Favorites: Underneath, Then There is Boston ...

    I like a lot of things about Malfi's work, from character development to the way he delivers atmosphere, but after reading We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, I found another thing to like; his versatility. In this collection you get a little bit of everything, from a woman sufferin...

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  • Mcf1nder_sk
    Jan 10, 2018

    4.5 stars! WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE is a collection of 20 short stories by Ronald Malfi. These stories range from psychological horror, atmospheric horror, outright horror, thriller, supernatural, and to the inexplicably "weird", in terms of content. As in all story col...

    This collection of short stories came in one of my Nocturnal Reader's Box subscriptions and is my first read by this author. I love, love short story collections. I think it's an entertaining and comprehensive way of experiencing the skills and diversity in narration that one author po...

    5 of 5 Stars Review copy We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, the debut short story collection from Ronald Mafi, is a bit of a mixed bag. Although the twenty shorts included do make for an enjoyable read, I have to say I much prefer Malfi's recent novels to the tales included here...

    The best story is the first one and by the half it?s a case of diminishing returns. The stories lose that end punch and rely on the vague and mysterious. The Dinner Party ????? "I made a mistake." Oh damn what a strong starter! This is an absolute nightmare of postp...

    Can a book of goosebumps and dark surprise twists be a fun beach read too? This book does all of that. ?We Should have Left Well Enough Alone? is a collection of short stories of horror which made me grin. Gentle reader, if the writer O?Henry (The Gift of the Magi and Other S...

    I did not finish this book. At first I loved the vagueness of the stories but near the end, I just felt stupid and like I was missing something. I love Ronald?s novels but I guess I?m not a fan of his short stories. ...

    This book contained 20 short stories that covered multiple genres (horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, ghosts, crazy and bizarre). There was something for everyone in there and I thought almost every single one was worth 5 stars (only 1 I didn't "get"). Some of my favo...

    There is some damn fine storytelling going on here. I've been a fan of Ronald Malfi for a few years now, going back to his book titled Little Girls. I recently finished BONE WHITE and he just keeps bringing it and I'm digging his writing in a big way. Full review coming soon. ...

    This is a collection of twenty stories. Most of them have already appeared in print. You can tell, that Malfi, put a lot of feeling each tale. Most of the stories are really good but there are a few of them that fall below par. Some of my favorite tales from this collection are, The Di...

    I got this from the Nocturnal Reader box. And I actually enjoyed it. I don't tend to pick up short story collections ever, unless they're from Stephen King (I kid you not; of the 1300 books I've recorded here, only 8 are short story collections.) Not even of series I love. I just don't...

    Review: WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT WELL ENOUGH ALONE by Ronald Malfi Lately I've been reading subtlety often, particularly in Horror--well-done, for the most part. But I'm certain I hadn't encountered the Master of Subtlety until I commenced reading Ronald Malfi' s short story collection, ...

    Unnerving Magazine Review We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone is a collection demanding a wide berth as the stories vary in exploration in such a way that this will never pin neatly into any genre, and do so with a special kind of tact. There?s obviously horror in the midst,my...

    It's been a while since I've read a collection of short stories. I'm glad this is one of the books I broke my short story fast with. While not every story resonated with me, which is the good/bad part of collections. The good defintely outweighed the bad. The creeping horror of "Knocki...

    I was given this to read right after I gave birth....and boy this is exactly what I needed in between preparing bottles and putting up with a lot of baby tears. It's astounding to know that every story in this collection has been written by the same author as they are all so diverse...

    I am a huge fan of the author's novels. Bone White is, for me at least, one of the standout novels of the year. So I was keen to read this collection of his short stories, brought together in one volume for the first time. It is a triumph. Ronald Malfi covers practically the whole spec...

    After reading many accolades about Ronald Malfi's work, I had high hopes for this collection of twenty short stories. I did not close the cover disappointed. . . While some of these short tales (most under 15 pages) involve the supernatural, Malfi spends the majority of this book re...