- File Size: 1576 KB
- Print Length: 112 pages
- Publisher: Books of the Dead Press (February 11, 2011)
- Publication Date: February 11, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004NIFOEM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,388 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
The titular story will grab you, but "Feeding Frenzy" will squeeze the air out of you (by far my favorite). If you have to call any one story weak, I'd say it was "Through the Valley of Death" but even that one had a creep factor to it. And "Finger" was as different a horror story as I've ever read.
When I buy my next book, Hults will definitely be on the short list.
Either way, Matt Hults is a writer to look out for in the future and as an avid horror fan I would recommend anything he has put out already and I cannot wait for anything he puts out in the future.
For me, I like both kinds and all kinds in between. I like to be scared, shocked, repulsed...or sometimes just made to laugh while all the weirdness happens.
Not that this book is a satirical take on horror. This isn't Scary Movie 5 (or is it 6 now?) This is a horror writer having fun with a strange idea in the first story. I liked it, and I had fun right along with him.
The story about the couple and child abandoning thier car in a snowstorm was tense and really a very good short horror story. The zombie finger...pretty good too. The zombie cafe, a little bit of Twilight Zone mixed with blood and guts.
Overall I'd pick up Hults again. I enjoyed the book, I got what I wanted out of it, and for me that's good enough. It didn't knock me over or make me dry heave...but I don't need that all the time. Sometimes I just want a fun book that has an edge and creeps me out or makes me cringe. This book did that enough for me to say Thanks Matt - mission accomplished, buddy.
This book is good...but not overly great. Hults' style in the novel oftentimes reminded me of some of Stephen King's works. This was mostly because of the endings. I actually prefer a good horror novel to not be all wrapped up in a little bow when all is said and done. I really enjoyed this about the stories. No happy endings...it was left open-ended for the reader to imagine what was next...brilliant.
Now to the not-so-good. The typos. I found some stories to be more littered with typos than others and this wasn't always simply a mistake in one single word, but oftentimes spacing (I recall seeing something like whisp-ered in one of the stories) as well as a mistake when the word Navajo was used (he wrote it as Navaho). The stories were good, but the typos took away from what I was wanting: a good scare.
Speaking of the stories I rate them as followed:
Anything Can Be Dangerous: About a C+. It had elements that reminded me of King's work and was very unique in the choice of antagonist. However, the ending was a little too abrupt for my liking...even if I do like an open-ended ending. Thankfully, the other stories were better.
Feeding Frenzy: About an A. Overall a good story. In my opinion, the best in the book. It was very clever, very vivid in detail, and even humorous at times. This had the best ending I thought.
Through the valley of death: About a B. A good story. Even so, the kicker at the end was the real treasure of the story as it had a little bit of a slow lead up to it. I liked it because it was unexpected what the story was initially going to be about.
The finger. About a B.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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I am being generous with stars. The first story "Anything can be Dangerous" was ridiculous and boring ***spoiler*** killer plastic bags? Really!!! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
It was good for a preview. Might buy. Some of the stories were a little far fetched, but not a bad way to kill time.Published 11 months ago by Leenie
This is a little bizarre but it makes you think. It's a lot messed up, but it makes you wonder if things that really can happen; and if they can, can they happen to you? Read morePublished 12 months ago by crystal scott
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The book had some interesting ideas but they are super ridiculous and boarder more on comical than creepy. Not very well written as they all pretty much end on cliff hangers. Read morePublished 14 months ago by R.Hall