Published by Hydra, Random House Publishing Group on 12.9.14
Genres: Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Thriller
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This anthology consists of short stories by Stephen King, Kelley Armstrong, Bill Pronzini, Simon Clark and Ramsey Campbell. How could a reader go wrong?
The Stephen King story “Weeds” was part of the movie Creepshow. This is the one in which the King himself starred, where the meteor fell to earth in the man’s backyard. In the movie, I thought the tale was hokey, but in the book I liked it more. We are privy to more of Jordy’s inner thoughts, which makes it funnier, but at the same time, sadder.
All the stories in this collection were pretty good, but I enjoyed the Pronzini tale, “Magic Eyes” the most. In my mind I called it the Diary of a Madman.
There are only 5 shorts in this collection, so it can be read in no time at all. You won’t find anything here to blow your mind, but these tales are well written, fun to read, and a great way to kill a winter afternoon.
Recommended for fans of short story collections and dark fiction!
I received a free ebook copy from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This is it.