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Deadtown and Other Tales of Horror Set in the Old West Paperback – June 5, 2011
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Hose cleverly gut-slams the reader one moment, then unexpectedly touches the heart (or elicits a snicker) the next, bobbing and weaving like a champion prize fighter -- Walt Hicks, Hellbound Times
From the Author
When asked which of my books I consider as favorites, "Deadtown and Other Tales of Horror Set in the Old West" is high on my list. I've taken classic horror themes and placed them in an old west setting, combining two of my favorite themes. The combination of these elements made the collection fun to write, and later, after I let the stories sit for a while, fun to read again, not as a writer, but as someone who is simply reading for enjoyment. In addition, my wife's cover captured the essence of the stories in the book. I imagine this will always remain one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
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The pdf version I read was well-laid out and comfortable to read. The thumbnail doesn't do the evocative cover art justice; it really pops when viewed full-size. The font (which carries over to the interior of the book in the print version) is just a little dramatic for my taste (particularly inside the book), but is certainly appropriate for the material. The book is well-edited (my eagle-eye only caught one misspelling and a few punctuation problems which might've been caused by the pdf interpretation I read), and it's easy to access the various sections and contents.
Hose writes with the confident swagger of an old school genre expert; if the collection's title seems slightly unwieldy, his prose is perfectly straightforward and purposeful--yet elegant and descriptive when need be. The stories are all well-structured, action-packed and loaded with intriguing characters, crackling dialog and occasionally, a little well-written erotica to boot. Hose cleverly gut-slams the reader one moment, then unexpectedly touches the heart (or elicits a snicker) the next, bobbing and weaving like a champion prize fighter. This is a quite enjoyable, very fun collection, particularly for those who like their genres mixed, shaken and stirred.
A solid 4.5 star out of 5 collection.