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Alt-Dead: The Alternative Dead Anthology (Volume 1) [Kindle Edition]

Steve Lockley , Steven Savile , Stephen Bacon , Mark West , Johnny Mains , Gary McMahon , Adrian Chamberlin , Katherine Tomlinson , Stuart Hughes , Peter Mark May
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Where do we go when death takes us?
What visions do we witness between our last blink and the sightless stare into the realms beyond?
What horrors are captured in the corners of our dying eyes?
If we could see those images before death, would they resemble what lies within these pages.

About the Author

stories from: Steven Savile & Steve Lockley, Ian Woodhead, Mark West, Dave Jeffery, Stuart Neild, Stephen Bacon, R. J. Gaulding, Zach Black, Katherine Tomlinson, Adrian Chamberlin, Jan Edwards, Stuart Hughes, Richard Farren Barber, Gary McMahon, Stuart Young and Johnny Mains. Edited by Peter Mark May

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 310 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1456552104
  • Publisher: Hersham Horror Books; First Edition edition (11 Aug 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005H3ZOQU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #652,580 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting explorations of death. 27 Aug 2012
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The "Alt Dead" anthology is a good read on the Kindle; an interesting mix of stories considering death.
Five stories caught my eye as deserving particular credit. Stuart Young's "Till Death Us Do Part" plays interestingly with alternative views on reality. Zach Black's "Running with the Dead" is a memorable vignette exploring the vitality and freedom death could offer. Richard Farren Barber's "Talk Show" uses a love of music to develop nuances of emotion in an apocalyptic scenario. Catherine Tomlinson's "The Dead Cruise" was an amusing zombie tale with some deadpan (ha, ha) delivery. Adrian Chamberlin's "Fisher of Men" gradually reveals information, building to a very effective crescendo.
As with many anthologies, readers won't like all the tales but there's some quality here. While Stuart Nield's "Mickey's Treasure" annoyed me with clumsy errors and forced figurative language, I was impressed by the work of Adrian Chamberlin and Richard Farren Barber in particular. I'll certainly look out for more of their writing.
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