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Twilight Zone #5: Burned / One Night at Mercy Mass Market Paperback – July 12, 2005
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About the Author
Christa Faust has been publishing her dark and genre transgressive fiction for over ten years. Her controversial first novel Control Freak has become a cult classic since its 1998 debut. Born and raised in New York City, she currently lives and writes in Los Angeles. "Christa Faust is a Veronica in a World of Betties." - Quentin Tarantino
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But enough about the packaging.
Contained in this volume are 2 truly excellent full-length horror novels. The first 30 pages of BURNED will rip your guts out with powerful, fast moving prose about two kids who burn to death in a fire while their mother is forced into violent demeaning prostitution by suffocating economic concerns. When their flat is set ablaze by an arsonist, you will fell precisely what it is like to burn to death. The writing is incredible. As for the rest of the story, Faust peoples it with a host of interesting characters from the arsonist, his boss, and two fire investigators with secrets of their own. Captivating reading from one of the brightest new authors around.
All of the above goes for ONE NIGHT AT MERCY. When Death takes a day off (a very Twilight Zone set-up although what follows is pure nightmare) we are presented with a series of quick character sketches as we see how the absence of death can have tragic, horrifying, gut-wrenching and just plain odd consequences.
Faust's characterizations are second to none. In a few pages she paints character portraits that leap off the page and the horrors they face in each of the two novels is all the more potent because we instantly have a grasp of the people subjected to them.
Christa Faust is going to be a star in the publishing world. And it's going to happen sooner rather than later. When it does, this brilliant work for hire (and her other Black Flame titles) will soar in value and be all but impossible to find. My advice is to get them now. Not only for the fantastic reading experience but to save yourself a lot of money down the road.
Brilliant, brilliant work!