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{Review} SPLATTERPUNK FIGHTING BACK, edited by Jack Bantry and Kit Power

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
{Review} SPLATTERPUNK FIGHTING BACK, edited by Jack Bantry and Kit PowerSPLATTERPUNK FIGHTING BACK by Jack Bantry, Kit Power
Published by Splatterpunk Zine on November 10, 2017
Genres: Bizarro, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Horror, Occult & Supernatural, Supernatural
Pages: 196
Format: eBook
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A row with a boyfriend leads to unexpected and bloody consequences...
A high powered CEO undertakes a highly unusual therapy to take his career to the next level…
A mother frantically searches for the child as the world burns…

Featuring new fiction by Adam Millard, Matt Shaw, Bracken MacLeod, John Boden, Duncan Ralston, Rich Hawkins, Glenn Rolfe, George Daniel Lea, Tim Curran, WD Gagliani & Dave Benton and Kristopher Rufty.

A charity anthology.

Edited by Jack Bantry & Kit Power

SPLATTERPUNK FIGHTING BACK, edited by Jack Bantry and Kit Power, is an anthology put together to benefit Cancer Support Charity. All proceeds from this collection go to this charity, and all of the authors generously contributed their stories for free.

The selections here push the boundaries of “splatter punk”–each incorporating varying elements to get their story across most effectively. While not every story was a favorite of mine, I give credit to all of these authors, not just for their tales, but for their generosity in being a part of such a worthy endeavor.

My personal favorites included:

1.) “Molly”, by Glenn Rolfe: This has got to be one of the creepiest stories–dealing with this particular, disquieting subject–that I have come across. I could read an entire novel based on this idea!

2.) “Limb Memory”, by Tim Curran: A nice change from what I was expecting. This one had some incredible “visuals” painted into my mind, and a simply brilliant ending!

3.) “The Passion of the Robertsons”, by Duncan Ralston: Another five-star read, in my opinion. Each story I read from this author keeps getting better and better. This one you simply need to read for yourselves.

4.) “They Swim By Night”, by Adam Millard: While I thought I knew where this story was going, the scenes and descriptions here made all the difference.

5.) “The Going Rate”, by John Broden: Absolutely loved this nice “twist” on a theme I’ve read before!

As with any anthology, different stories “speak” to different readers. When you consider that the proceeds of this purchase go to such a worthy cause, the book is well worth the price of admission. You may even discover a new, or favorite, author among the line-up!

Highly recommended!

About Kit Power

Kit Power lives in the UK and writes fiction that lurks at the boundaries of the horror, fantasy, and thriller genres, trying to bum a smoke or hitch a ride from the unwary.

In his secret alter ego of Kit Gonzo, he also performs as front man (and occasionally blogs) for death cult and popular beat combo The Disciples Of Gonzo,


I am an avid reader/reviewer and collector of books--primarily horror, supernatural, and supernatural-themed thrillers.

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