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Bright Lights & Glass Houses [Kindle Edition]

Ashton Raze , Richard Warner
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Book Description

“Reality made this factual. The monsters weren’t the undead, the wolfmen or the creeping horrors. The monsters were living; they were alive. They lived among the population, waiting, watching and then, when they were content to watch no longer… they snapped.”

A shot is fired. Passengers on the Underground get too close for comfort. A stoic grandmother reaches out to her estranged granddaughter through her first computer. A familiar drive home takes an unfamiliar turn – literally. A Hollywood effects artist discovers that even heroes have a dark side.

Twenty two tales of horror and mystery unearth dark secrets and terrible truths. From serial killers to short-order cooks, disillusioned office workers to child prodigies, the members of this braying human menagerie are on a collision course with the end times – and one another. Ashton Raze’s debut short story collection weaves a series of narratives into a creepy, tangled, darkly comic whole.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1253 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ashton Raze; 1 edition (6 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008184DZQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #269,875 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bright Lights and Glass Houses 12 Dec. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is such a creepy book.
Written with genuine style - Bright Lights and Glass Houses is dark and twisted, leaving the reader at the end of a dark alley of the imagination ... alone.
This guy is a craftsman, but beware, he'll wriggle into the back of your brain and stay there ... whispering.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Death, love, and sex - the only life-changing events 18 Oct. 2012
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The short story is dead. Honestly, outside of college classes and Penthouse Letters, how often do you see even one of them out in the wilds of real life? Bright Lights & Glass Houses, however, will make you wish they would make a return to our lives and hearts.

Ashton Raze (one of the sweetest writer names ever, by the way) shows us how the short story's brevity can be honed to a sharp point, making an impact like a tightly balled fist against our collective temple.

The 20-some stories seem unrelated, but there are underlying themes coursing through them - death, love, loss, sex. For many of us, these happenings are among the only events of our lives that we remember when it's all over. These are all little slices-of-life stories, and many times there is a twist that shatters your expectations, or some things that, just like in reality, you'll never quite understand. Although you almost will.

There are only two stories that fell flat for me in the entire collection, and they are the ones where Raze focused on imagery instead of setting up his sometimes-fantastical scenes and having characters banter back and forth. The dialogue is where his writing really shines (even if there are a lot of swear-y words - but that's how people talk, isn't it?), and when it's missing, you realize how important it is to his prose.

All in all, though, this is the most readable, interesting, and consistently surprising collection of short stories in recent times. It deserves all the stars I can give.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant collection of short stories 30 Dec. 2014
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Ashton Raze has done something wonderful with her first collection of short stories. Difficult to put down, hilarious, horrifying, and interconnected, this is something I will come back to many times. There are echoes of Vonnegut here.
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