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Feckless: Tales of Supernatural, Paranormal, and Downright Presumptuous Ilk Paperback – January 29, 2011
Best Books of the Year So Far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
From the Inside Flap
1. ineffective; incompetent; futile.
2. having no sense of responsibility; indifferent; lazy.
From the Back Cover
Find ye here a tasty collection of tales ranging from the extreme, the fantastic, the spooky, the creepy, the suspicious, the unpredictably psychotic, and even the deliciously romantic.
From storytellers who hearken from many genres, including Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Christian Horror, Mystery/Thriller, Romance, and Poetic Prose.
Prepare your sensitive parts to discover vampires, werewolves, demons, monsters, psychopaths, and all of the hapless victims who get in their way.
Most known for her curiously spiritual vampire novels, including Rabbit: Chasing Beth Rider and The Judging, bestselling author Ellen C. Maze handpicks a collection of delectable stories penned by the literary world's newest stars.
Top Customer Reviews
For me a short story anthology is perfect to dip into. And what glorious dipping this led to. Because of the array of talented contributing authors I found myself laughing outright ("Vegas" by Ellen C. Maze), trembling to my toenails ("Bully"), and fascinated ("Hunk" by Angela Dolbear). There's never a dull moment as each author's favorite genre comes to the fore - science fiction, poetic prose, you name it, it's there. "Possessed" by Ellen is a mouth-watering teaser for her upcoming novel INDWELLING. Read the story and you'll be gnashing your teeth for the new publication. But one of the greatest and happiest surprises were the stories by Elizabeth Little. "Pink Slip" is roar-out-loud funny. It's about an employer who has to fire his employee because of his strange antics at new moon; "Imprisoned" where the prisoner meets the Devil (I think it's the Devil, if it's not then it's someone very bad indeed). But my favorite was "Friends". Here we meet Jacob and Aroul on their way to the Elves' territory because Aroul has fallen for one of the elves. Ahem, it should be mentioned that Aroul has had a promotion and he's now officially Death. Oh my word. This fast-paced story tells us how Jacob fared the night in Death's castle and what a tale it is, although it finished far too quickly. I'll never forget the creature whose neck's been broken so his head dangles somewhere in the vicinity of his belly-button. To my relief I see "Friends" is another little foretaster. It's been adapted from Elizabeth Little's second novel, "Twilight Nova: Book Two of the Evershade Series is to be released in 2012.
Originality - 4/5
Writing Style - 4/5
Plot - 4/5
Characters - 5/5
Aesthetics - 5/5
Vampires, Werewolves, and Ghosts, oh my!
Meet a woman who can kill you with a single touch, a man who is friends with Death and a dying dragon, an alien preacher, a very special magician, a man who just can't leave his ex alone, a woman who loves her husband despite his being possessed, a serial killer who gets exactly what he deserves, and more.
Feckless was put together by Ellen Maze, Christian vampire author extraordinaire, and many of the stories are of her own creation, which is a definite plus for the book.
Like most short story collections, there are some pieces in this volume that you'll enjoy more than others, but I believe there is enough good stuff here to satisfy any horror fan.
A few of my favorites were "dtour" by Kevin Maze, and "88" and "Bully" by Ellen Maze. "dtour" is neat because the story is told all in text messages being sent between two people. "88" is a very touching tale about a man preparing for his 88th birthday party. "Bully" is an effective story that jumps from following the victim of a neighborhood bully to a serial killer to a werewolf and back around again.
Many of the stories in this collection also contain a strong Christian message.
I give Feckless a recommendation of Good and encourage any horror fan to pick it up. It's well worth it.
Most of the stories are in the speculative fiction mode (supernatural fiction for the most part, with some science fiction). Vampires appear in several of the stories; murders figure in a couple of them, and others feature ghosts, demons, werewolves, a dragon hiding in human form, or speculations about the afterlife. (The creatures and premises behind some stories are original creations that appear only in these pages.) Though all of the writers are coming from a Biblical worldview, that doesn't guarantee happy endings. Like life, some of these tales are very dark and tragic. Also like life, some of them leave you without a neat resolution. A number of the stories seem to just scratch the surface of the worlds the authors create, leaving you wanting more.
For most of the stories, it's very hard to give detailed descriptions without including spoilers.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you like supernatural paranormal things oh mine you're going to love this book you got to read it ,Published on February 25, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Short Tales written with a Biblical Worldview but pulling from the monsters of real life and genre fiction. Read morePublished on March 26, 2012 by P. Creeden
I love compilation books. It gives Authors a chance to showcase their work without creating a novel sized read. Read morePublished on June 13, 2011 by L. Wilson
With "Feckless," author/editor Ellen C. Maze delivers 25 supernatural stories presented from a Christian worldview. Read morePublished on June 4, 2011 by S. M. Setzer