- File Size: 4875 KB
- Print Length: 397 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Lightning Strike Press; 3 edition (May 22, 2014)
- Publication Date: May 22, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008RN2P78
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,466,471 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The stories themselves are fantastic. Among them, you’ll find murderers and monsters and vampires, poetry and painting, how local legends develop and what happens to those who don’t heed them, sleep-talk secrets, and even a brief foray into the robozoid future.
First up is “Sensory Desolation,” in which a drunken sheriff berating himself for his failure to catch a serial killer receives an offer of help from some mysterious ladies, only to find out too late the cost of solving the crime. Intensely unsettling and creepy for sure.
Some particularly sinister fun is to be found in a website-titled one, when a listener to a radio call-in show realizes HE’S the stalker the caller is talking about, and takes drastic measures to save their relationship and his reputation.
“I Was A Teenage Beehive” sent me into the screamy bug-dance; I know we’re supposed to be protecting the bees to save the planet etc., but phobia is as phobia does and yeeeeesh … my skin will hopefully stop crawling one of these days.
Closing the book out is “Bob Bodey’s Body Parts,” which may make you think twice about those little coin-op novelty dispensers; its up-close-and-personal vivid detail and descriptions are simultaneously hilarious and horrific.
Top-notch writing laden with clever twists and original takes. Serious good stuff. I don’t know how I’d managed to miss out on this author for so long.
Sometimes though more is not better, and there seemed to be some weaker pieces included more as padding - or to add up to 13 - than anything else. Eliminating some of the weaker bits and pieces might have been worthwhile to have a stronger anthology overall. But I'm just nitpicking, overall a great collection with a couple of standout stories and a writer to watch in the future.
Great job William. I appreciate your work here.