If you dont know by now, Im reviewing books for darkfuse.com, and let me tell you, I could not be more excited. Today I will be reviwing a short story collection titled Aaaiiieee!!! by Jeffrey Thomas and a hauntingly good novella by Steven Rasnic Tem called Among The Living.
Aaaiieee by Jeffrey Thomas is a short story collection featuring twenty tales that pretty much cover the spectrum of the horror genre. The stories are all from independent press and believe me when I say that this collection is rad. I really like Jeffery Thomas, Especially his Punk Town series, so it was no surprise that when I was done reading Aaaiiieee, I was enthralled, enlightened and genuinely spooked. It was a quick read, and from what I have read in the past, this is on its way to becoming one of those cult classic collections ala Dark Forces or even Night Shift. Thomas is changing horror for the better and perhaps soon, he might be cannon. And what about my feelings overall? I’d say not a bad story in the batch, clean prose, and bad ass writing that reaches out and grabs you. I could not recommend this enough. Grab it here at darkfuse.com or for your e-reader here.
This next review is a novella by long time horror writer and Bramstoker winner, Steve Rasnic Tem. Titled Among The Living, it is a haunting and poignant tale of love and the realities of a man named Eric, and in only ninety short pages, I just don’t know how he did it. Tem’s writing style reminds me a lot of the late, great Charles L Grant and there, of course, is nothing wrong with that and I must admit, I had never read Tem’s work before this. That’s all going to change though because Among The Living was startling and unsettling, especially the end and I won’t ever pass up another opportunity to read this man’s work again. I won’t spoil it for you and it’s a one day read, meaning you can sit back and breeze through it till it chills you in the end. So sit down, grab that glass of your favorite beverage and read Among The Living. You’ll be glad you did. Pick it up here or on Amazon.com.
Thats it for this time around. Next week I review Apartment Seven by Greg F. Gifune and Back From The Dead by the clickmaster himself, J. F. Gonzales. Also, I will have special reviews for new Deadite press books. Click here and check out thier selection of wares and oddities. Stay Tuned, It could be your book!