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Monstrous Affections Paperback – October 15, 2009
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"The last story I read by David Nickle left me impotent for a week." --Peter Watts, Author of Blindsight (added by author)
"The cover is creepy... The stories themselves are also very creepy, drawing you into believable, domestic worlds then showing you the blue pulsing intestines of those worlds." --Kaaron Warren, author of Slights (added by author)
(L)ike the cover, the stories inside are not what they seem. But also, like the cover, the stories inside are brilliant. . . . You'd think that you were reading a book full of what you had always expected a horror story to be, but Nickle takes a left turn and blindsides you with tales that are not of the norm, but are all the more horrific because of surprise twists, darkness and raw emotion. ----January Magazine's Best Books of 2009
David Nickle writes 'em damned weird and damned good and damned dark. He is bourbon-rough, poetic and vivid. Don't miss this one. --Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother
Top Customer Reviews
The overall creepiness of this book is certainly enhanced by the cover.I don't know who designed it, but damn, that cover is grotesque. Part of you wants to stare, and part of you wants to bury it in the yard. You can't properly appreciate it online. You've got to get the book and look that thing in the face. For better or for worse, it gets a reaction. It's been sitting on my coffee table, and I've noticed my boyfriend keeps covering it with magazines.
All in all, this is a rare book that you need to own. Get it while you can. The publisher is a very small but excellent new press, so I assume the print-run was limited. This book has been getting a lot of attention, and it's already sold out on Amazon. As of December 2009, copies can still be had on the publisher's website. [...]
This book is amazingly original, beautifully written, and completely engaging. I will read anything this dude writes. If you're a horror fan who wants something new, you should too.
I can't say that this book has me reconsidering my aversion to short stories, but many of the stories in this book are top notch. They are really weird horror. Very well written. Just a bit short.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Some of the best horror stories I've read are funny; you will find that in this book. A twisted funny that is.Published 5 months ago by nightflight
This is a cleverly marketed book. The first story or two are really effective -- full of all the qualities that make horror/terror such an interesting genre. Read morePublished on July 12, 2013 by R. Clay