What Lee Curtis of Aphellion wrote about Music Man, one of the stories contained in The Dark Jar:
"This story has a very attractive quality to it; it uses repeating themes about light, such as:
The red setting sun bleached through the buildings surrounding the intersection like cracked ice under a bed of bourbon.
As well as the repeating theme of breaking glass, and it all sets a mood that is poetic and surreal, vaguely threatening but not definable.
This all produces a very effective but subtle atmosphere, and builds gently to the climax at the end, which I was a little surprised at, but not disappointed with -- at all."
From the Inside Flap
"When a writer can provide that degree of shock at the very end of a story he has succeeded in entering that realm of keepers of the haunted house - or, in other words, a king of horror stories"- Grady Harp Amazon.com