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- File Size: 204 KB
- Print Length: 103 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B0077DR4PM
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In 666 Words (Late Night Horrors) Kindle Edition
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This anthology, though a bit slim ( 103 pp. ) fills the bill nicely, as it has quite a few stories, all of only 666 words each. This is what's known as "flash fiction" or very, very, short fiction. The fact that the stories are exactly 666 words, alludes to the horror element contained within. Think back to when you read comic books ( some of us still do ) and reading a complete story took all of 5 minutes or so. That's what flash fiction tries to emulate.
As with most anthologies, "In 666 Words" is a bit uneven. There are hits and there are misses, but the hits outweigh the misses by quite a bit, and besides the book at $1.75 is quite inexpensive, and quite a bit better than some less expensive offerings.
Now, as to my favourites, should anyone else wish to discuss them, those are: Sketches, Under the carpet, The copier from hell, The hit, Small step back, Stalled, and Family dinner.
This volume also seems like the prelude to a new anthology stemming from the issues here broached - just my thoughts, mind you. In any case, it won't surprise me when some of Michael's stories are adapted for the big screen.
The Negative: I gave this book four stars for one reason only -- the limitation of the format. I recognize that what the author attempted to do here was difficult. However, I feel that the format was too limiting. The stories weren't that great simply because there was not enough "room" to develop anything. Also, after a while the stories begin to get a little formulaic with a plot twist in every story. There were so many plot twist that they eventually became expected rather than unexpected.
I received this collection of stories for free from Amazon.