Author: John F.D. Taff
A short story collection dealing with the theme of death.
As with most collections some of the stories stick out more than others. Still there's not a bad tale in the book. Most have a slow burn effect and a subtle nature behind the words and often the end results are down right chilling.
I highly recommend giving this entertaining collection a read (19 stories in all). You wont be disappointed.
Here are some of favorites ones.
Bolts - A fantastic modern day homage to Frankenstein. What a way to kick off a book.
But For a Moment...Motionless - The last man on Earth comes to a realization on his fate.
The Water Bearer - An old man reflects on the his previous employer and the mysterious pond in the back yard.
Closed Eye of the Dead World - A man buys a house only to discover a window which looks into another dimension but what lives on the other side doesn't like the view. The story has a very Lovecraftian feel.
Child of Dirt - A man questions if he is the actual father of his new born baby.
Orifice - A man, a woman, an ex-boyfriend, and a tattoo come together this odd tale of passion and loss of love.
The Mellified Man - A delicious treat of a story about a man with a sweet tooth for the rare leading to cannibalism.
Box of Rocks - A disturbing tale where a man talks about his abusive childhood. This one keeps you guessing until the last sentence.
Rating: So Good
** Personal Side Note - Mr. Taff contacted me a few weeks ago to see if I'd be interested in writing a review for his book. I gladly excepted. Hey, I like freebies and horror and I have an obligation to what few loyal readers I have to fill this blog up with content. So I wrote a little longer than normal review. It's only fair, the man sent me a book. Below are the author's website and twitter account. So, go check his stuff work.
Amazon Author Page: John F.D. Taff
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