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Anything Can Be Dangerous [Kindle Edition]

Matt Hults , James Roy Daley
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Book Description

Anything Can be Dangerous contains four amazing stories, plus a preview to the highly praised novel Husk, by Matt Hults. The stories include:

Anything can be Dangerous ~ the simple things in life can kill.
Through the Valley of Death ~ a dark vampire story that will make you remember fear.
The Finger ~ zombie literature has never been so extraordinary.
Feeding Frenzy ~ lunchtime in a place called Hell.
Husk ~ this is what people are saying about Husk:

“Matt Hults delivers a crackling, creepy tale. A fast-paced read with a generous body count, ‘Husk’ will make your skin crawl.”
—Scott Nicholson, Bestselling author of They Hunger

“Remember the first time you read Joe Lansdale’s The Drive-In, or Freezer Burn? Remember how exhilarated you felt as you tore through the pages as Lansdale kept knocking your jaw to the floor with his endless inventiveness, unexpected belly-laughs, and those even more unexpected moments of terror and pathos? Miss that feeling of being completely at the mercy of a writer’s imagination and boundless energy for his subject? Fret no more, friends—you now have Matt Hults’s Husk. This sucker is the real thing, an in-your-face, rollicking, scary, funny, and unexpectedly poignant potpourri of a horror story, an unabashed and unapologetic throwback to the early pulps infused with a vindictive modern-day sensibility that will have your head spinning and your mouth hanging open. It doesn’t get any more fun than this.”
—Gary A. Braunbeck, winner of the Bram Stoker Award and International Horror Guild Award, author of Coffin County and Destinations Unknown

“Suspenseful and gruesome, with just the right leavening of hopefulness and nod-wink humor.”
—Dr. Kim Paffenroth, Bram Stoker Award Winner for Dying to Live.

“Husk is wild, bloody, scary, action-packed, and entertaining as hell. Matt Hults seems to be having a blast telling his tale, and I had a blast going along for the ride. Great fun!”
—Jeff Strand, Bram Stoker Nominated Author of PRESSURE

"'Husk' is a chilling and relentless tale that will make you want to check your closets, lock your windows and keep an eye in your review mirror...but don't think that'll save you!"
––Fran Friel, Bram Stoker Nominated Author of Mama's Boy

“Husk is violent, intense and terrifying. The characters are as real as you and I, and every triumph is rapturous while every death is harrowing. Matt Hults proves himself as a master of the genre with his striking debut novel. It will leave you feeling skinned alive and dying for more.”
—Joel A. Sutherland, Bram Stoker Nominated Author of Frozen Blood

“I have come across some pretty mind-blowing demons on paper, on the big screen, and especially in my mind. But the ‘Husk’ Matt Hults created in this his first novel breaks all my thresholds for fear, and believe me I have built some pretty sound barriers in my time.”
—Giovanna Lagana, author of With Black & White Comes the Grey


Product Details

  • File Size: 408 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Books of the Dead Press; first edition (February 11, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004NIFOEM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #195,343 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, Spine Chilling Fun! January 24, 2012
By Jenn84
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I really enjoyed this collection. It was well written, and I found myself unable to put it down. I admit, I got a hold of it because it was offered free in kindle edition, and I had to know what was beyond that creepy cover art, but it did not disappoint. I was pleasantly surprised. It was scary and fun, not to mention original. Definitely effective; I now have to have his other work.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Anything" is a Dangerous Read July 3, 2011
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You have to comb through many a poorly-written free book to find a gem like this. "Anything Can be Dangerous" is a definite positive addition to the horror genre and Matt Hults is a breath of fresh air. I read this in spare moments between writing and editing my own novella and I'm glad I took the time.

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.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice, Tight Little Short Fiction Package July 20, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Matt Hults' Anything Can Be Dangerous is a nice, neat little introduction to the author. If his short fiction here is any indication, this is an author who is going places...and you probably want to go with him. The title story is one of the coolest, freshest, most original horror stories I've read in a while, and it will definitely make you look at your dry cleaning bag in a whole new way. Hults also has an original novel out, Husks, that I bought and will give a review when I'm finished with it, but I expect good things. Definitely recommended!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars panic attack inducing! January 27, 2012
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a great collection of unique horror short stories with an exceptional ability to push my "freak out" buttons! truly unforgettable tales, matt hults' writing is right up there with the likes of stephen king and poe. as i took inventory of all the plastic bags in my house after reading the title story - i had a sudden bout of housecleaning to do before i could go to sleep for the night! bravo!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic September 30, 2011
Format:Paperback
I have to admit, this review maybe a little biased. I had the recent pleasure of talking with Matt Hults and not only is he a fantastic writer and wrote one of the best books I read all year ("Husk") but he is a hell of a nice guy too. I was sent this book as a thank you from him and I ate it up as soon as I got. The title story "Anything Can Be Dangerous" was my favorite out of the 4 stories about killer plastic bags. Huh? you may ask, I wont give it away your just gonna have to buy it and read it. "The Finger" was a close second. Hults has a knack to take dead things and bring them to life whether it be a plastic bag or or a bunch of dead animals that come together to form a huge monstrosity.

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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Quartet of Stories December 4, 2011
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Four well-written short stories, creepy, atmospheric, and original. Especially enjoyed "Feeding Frenzy," which is a kick-ass idea perfectly realized. The download also features several interesting teasers for novels.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Anything Can Be Dangerous October 14, 2011
By NYM
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm not normally a big fan of short stories, but this one worked for me. Creepy, gross and action packed, this book will keep you up late reading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Just "Anything" Can Be Horror September 3, 2011
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ANYTHING CAN BE DANGEROUS might very well make some horror novel readers stop reading. Starting this book out with the story that is - well - a little outrageous, was the most dangerous part of this book. If you like your horror raw, real and visceral this probably isn't for you. If you can enjoy horror that is funny, freaky and a little like a B-Movie, grab this book.

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.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Too many of the stories left you hanging
Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Very wierd
Very strange stories - warning some are disgusting - found The Finger to be in that category. And really, plastic, recycled bags - who would have ever thunk that...
Published 1 month ago by Greatdanes
2.0 out of 5 stars creepy
Creepy...
Published 1 month ago by Sarah Joiner
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!!!
I can't tell you how happy I am to have discovered Matt Hults,James Roy Daley, and Books of the Dead Press. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jennifer Murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars great
well written and very good plot, it was a very interesting read held my interest during the whole time i was reading the book
Published 4 months ago by Mary
5.0 out of 5 stars Made me want more
I am a big fan of anything horror/thriller related. The stories in this book seemed very unique to me. I mean, people getting eaten by plastic bags? Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kristi Landry
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it!
its bizarre and it left me at the edge of my seat continuously! Wish more books like this were free.
Published 5 months ago by Sara Ferguson
1.0 out of 5 stars killer plastic bags!!??? wtf???!!!
I'm speechless. I don't even know where to begin...I did not get past the 1st story..I couldn't even finish the 1st story. Read more
Published 5 months ago by sugarlips
5.0 out of 5 stars Beware the bags!
Very few things stick in my head like the imagery in this book. This is the only time I've ever heard of scary shopping bags. Don't laugh, they are actually scary in this book. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Russell B.
5.0 out of 5 stars great bunch of stories
I got this book because it was free, and it turned out to be a pretty spooky bunch of stories. Sometimes it's nice to finish a story in one sitting, and there were some gems here.
Published 6 months ago by B. Cooper
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JAMES ROY DALEY is a writer, editor, and musician. He studied film at the Toronto Film School, music at Humber College, and English at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Terror Town, Into Hell, 13 Drops of Blood, Zombie Kong, and The Dead Parade. In 2009 he founded Books of the Dead Press, where he enjoyed immediate success working with many of the biggest names in horror. He edited anthologies such as Zombie Kong - Anthology, Best New Vampire Tales, Classic Vampire Tales, and the Best New Zombie Tales series.

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