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That Weird City [Kindle Edition]

Aaron Jacobs , C. Brian Hickey
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Ten tales of the Weird and the supernatural by two up-and-coming authors, THAT WEIRD CITY is a foray down strange alleyways inhabited by sorcerers, shapeshifters, vampires, devils, and things that go bump in the night

Product Details

  • File Size: 329 KB
  • Print Length: 196 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007K5EGP8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,139,407 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read for fans of horror and urban fantasy March 14, 2012
By Utukki
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I'm not sure how these two guys teamed up to create this collection of short stories, but I'm sure glad they did. These stories come from imaginations weaned on Lovecraft, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Mike Mignola -- to name a few -- and the authors have learned the best lessons of storytelling craft from all of them, while bringing their own fresh styles and voices to the genre. I read the whole collection in one sitting. These are stories that seem like they sprouted from the black cracks in a mirror, or the dark edges of your peripheral vision where you KNOW you saw something moving just a moment ago. I am very much looking forward to reading more from both of these authors.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Imaginative and Captivating March 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
A long-time fan of smaller works online, I've enjoyed Aaron and Chris' writing style immensely. Urban fantasy has never been so engaging, and I look forward to more works in the future!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Literary manipulation at its finest March 22, 2012
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Now, don't get me wrong, here. I don't mean to say that this book is manipulative in any negative sense. Quite the contrary, in fact. Hickey and Jacobs have created a manipulative little package - one that reaches out to sink its fingers into your brain and never let go. Once you let yourself fall into these stories, you'll find that the authors are having their way with your imagination from beginning to end. The pictures they paint, the characters they birth, the scenes they lay; all of these are done with both machine precision and wild, reckless fantasy. Where most authors spend chapters upon chapters detailing and explaining their worlds, Hickey and Jacobs merely spin a few well-placed sentences here and there - and, in doing so, create a world that propagates itself within your mind. The foundations they lay for this Weird City of theirs have inspired in me some very intimate images that have me all but convinced that I have visited this place in the past.

This is a good purchase. I've had cups of coffee that cost much more and have given me much less enjoyment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read. Definitely worth your time. August 14, 2013
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If you the concept of urban fantasy but aren't a fan of sparkle-vampires, this is for you. Even if you are hesitant about the genre (rightfully so, because it is 99% crap), you owe it to yourself to give this collection of short stories a try. They are quick reads, and by the time you finish the second or the third you will have a pretty good idea if it's for you. I gave it 4 stars because of some jarring grammar in a few spots, but if you ignore your inner English teacher you probably won't even notice it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating and fun for someone new to the genre! October 21, 2012
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'That Weird City' is a wonderful collection of vivid and engaging short stories. I thoroughly enjoyed reading them... and the dreams I had afterwords about creatures and powers. Oh yeah. My brain had fun with this.

Now, I must admit, this was my first jump at 'urban fantasy' or anything really like it. (I typically read non-fiction.) But there's no primer needed for these stories. The authors do a fine job explaining their worlds and the forces within. You'll never find yourself wondering what ancient spirit or pseudo-Lovecraftian demon they might be referring to. You're too busy going along for the ride and wondering what happens next; a classic literary experience they've recreated with every page.

I can't wait to see what they do next.
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