- File Size: 826 KB
- Print Length: 372 pages
- Publisher: Silverthought Press (December 1, 2011)
- Publication Date: December 1, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006NZWJIM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,046,765 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author
In 2001 his novella "God Screamed and Screamed, Then I Ate Him" was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award by the Horror Writers Association. In 2002, his adaptation and audio production of Gene Wolfe's "The Tree Is My Hat," was also Stoker nominated.
In 2003, his Stoker-recommended "Catching" received an Honorable Mention in Ellen Datlow's 17th Annual "Year's Best Fantasy and Horror" anthology. In 2004, "So Many Tiny Mouths," was cited in that anthology's 18th edition. In the 20th, his novella, "At Angels Sixteen," from the anthology A DARK AND DEADLY VALLEY, was similarly honored.
Larry's first novel, "Just North of Nowhere," was published in 2007. You can view a trailer for the book at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR-HtPSnwGA
In December, 2011, a collection of his short fiction, DRINK FOR THE THIRST TO COME, was published was published by Silverthought Press. A video trailer for DRINK... can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fHGz0gKPME
Since its inaugural show in January of 2012, Larry has hosted the weekly horror podcast, "Tales to Terrify" (http://talestoterrify.com/), the sister-show to the Hugo Award-winning StarShipSofa.
RECENT ADDITIONS: In October, 2013, his Vietnam-era horror tale, "Instructions on the Use of the M-57 Clacker" appeared in the anthology, FEAR THE REAPER from Crystal Lake Publishing.
In November, 2013, his Lovecraftian story, "Jars," was published in CANOPIC JARS: TALES OF MUMMIES AND MUMMIFICATION from Great Old Ones Publishing.
Larry lives in Chicago and is working on a new novel, "A Mississippi Traveler, or Sam Clemens Tries the Water," as well as adding to a linked collection that spins off from his steampunk novella, "Lord Dickens's Declaration."
Stop by his blog: http://blufftoninthedriftless.blogspot.com/ or listen weekly to his horror podcast, Tales to Terrify, http://talestoterrify.com/
Top Customer Reviews
Santoro has the ability to immerse you in stories so that they become like memories of lifetimes not your own - science fictional dystopias, dark memories of war, once upon a time in a dark dark woods, fending off the night with a flashlight beneath your blankets, and more. Drink for the Thirst to Come is a collection that will take you to that place. Highly recommended.
I heartily recommend this book, and if Amazonly possible, would give it 4 and a half stars. Why not 5? Well, 5 is perfection and there are two minor flaws in this particular diamond: one, the font changes fairly often and inexplicably*, which can take the reader out of the story. And two, some of the stories tend to ramble and take their sweet time. To someone like me, who tends to love language for language's sake, this isn't a problem, but if you're looking for short, sharp, flash fiction this probably isn't for you.
In that vein, the title story takes an age to get going, coughing and rattling like an ancient jalopy before roaring into unexpected life. Okay, the font doesn't get better, but the sense of reading something truly worthwhile sure does. It is a quest story set in a post-apocalyptic world, but that description is like saying Riddley Walker's about some weird kid in a Kent of the future. And returning to those opening passages now, I see something I completely missed first time around: Santoro's writing style itself is a comet that comes closest to being captured by the orbit of a star named Bradbury than anything I've read in a long, long time.
But I'll resist a blow-by-blow account of each individual story. Suffice it to say, there is plenty here to creep you out, all the way down to the follicles, to turn your stomach, to genuinely frighten you enough to want the lights turned back on for real. Even the stock monsters of horrordom appear in altered form, disguised enough to terrify anew via the delayed shock of recognition. The voice is often perfect for each story. Gruff, strange, foreign, familiar. Settings and mood are never repeated one story to the next. New Orleans here. Chicago there. 1940s wartime England elsewhere.Read more ›
As warm as Bradbury, as deft with language as Burroughs, and as chilling as a storm cloud crossing the sun, Santoro is one writer who never fails...but at what you're going to have to read for yourself.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The stories here wer just not as scary as I had hoped. Many seemed to end flatly and I find myself losing interest as I tried reading the rest but really couldn't. Read morePublished on August 6, 2013 by Griselle Santos
I thought this book was going to be scarry baseds on the cover. But I was disappointed and dd not finish it.Published on February 1, 2013 by Ashlee Hernandez