- File Size: 1693 KB
- Print Length: 404 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Thought Catalog Books (August 3, 2016)
- Publication Date: August 3, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01JQOMSRI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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I'm glad I did! I'm very jaded with what kind of horror I appreciate and this had just the right amount of gruesomeness, strangeness, and creepiness for me to enjoy it.
A couple of stories in the collection were a bit weaker than the others, but the majority of them were excellent. My favorite were "The Tall Dog", "There's Something Wrong With Dad", and "Deep, Deep Down".
I do have to give credit for the eponymous story "The Worst Kind of Monsters" as well. I usually despise torture/slasher/serial killer stories, but that one was horrific enough to keep me reading.
Overall, I'd definitely recommend this collection.
If you like variety and unpredictability, you will probably enjoy this collection - you never know what the next story will be like. If you are looking for a specific type of horror story, e.g., don't enjoy weird, suspenseful tales and just want 'Texas chainsaw massacre' style of violence, this may not be the anthology for you. Likewise, if subjects like torture bother or offend you, this may not be the anthology for you.
If you enjoy a mixture of styles, and not always knowing where the next story will take you, then give it a try.
a) Because he's got SKILLS and deserves to be appropriately compensated
b) There are NEW stories in here that are just as gruesomely upsetting. I have a pretty strong tolerance for horror, but many of these stories gave me the shakes I hadn't felt since I first dipped my toes into the genre.
As the title implies, this collection explores the worst parts of humanity (and non-humanity), testing the characters and readers in ways that very few writers do. While some of the writing may seem a little heavy-handed at first--over-embellished, I guess--I completely understand by the time I finish the story. If you feel like you're getting bored with contemporary horror, like nothing scares you anymore, I encourage you to give this collection a read. Witherow will assure you that there's /plenty/ more to be scared of.