As can be expected with collections of this nature there are a few stinkers in the bunch, but overall the collection is worth reading. I knocked off a star because the editing is terrible and really distracts from the stories. The entire last half of the book on my Kindle is underlined, for some reason. Many of the stories do not look like they were proofread at all, or else the proofreader relied on "spell check" from Word, as you see a lot of homophones where it was obvious what the word was supposed to be. Quite annoying.
Content wise, the standouts are "Sporemind" by Wesley Gray, "The Man" by Matt Kurtz, "Milsbourne, Michigan" by OJ Connell, and "Creepers" by Tammy Salyer.
Overall worth it for $2.99 but honestly until they fix the grammar and font issues I wouldn't pay much more.
4.0 out of 5 starsThe Stories Could Have Been Longer...
25 November 2012 - Published on Amazon.com
I love anthologies, they are the perfect medium for someone whose best time to read is during the daily commute. They give you enough meat to satisfy, but not so much that you aren't ready to go back for more as soon as you get a chance! Unfortunately, some of the stories in this collection are way too short for me; to start getting into a story, turn the page, and suddenly there's an ending slapped on it is quite aggravating. Most of the stories though were just the right length, and one or two even bordered on novellas! As for content, the majority of them didn't take a lot of critical thinking (so you can breeze right through it), had good plots, and were well written. There were a few that even had me laughing out loud or exclaiming at 'the horror'. Of course there were a couple at the other end of the spectrum, but I'd have to say they were so outweighed by the good that I don't even remember which ones they were! This is a really good collection of short stories, of all different types of the horror genre. Anyone who enjoys a good horror show will love this book.
I took a chance and purchased this since I like horror anthologies. I was happy with my purchase. It had enough entertaining, imaginative stories to make the purchase worthwhile. If you enjoy short horror stories, take a chance. I am sure you will find plenty of good stories to keep those pages turning.
1.0 out of 5 starsTerrible formatting takes away from the already mediocre quality.
13 September 2012 - Published on Amazon.com
I am pretty easy going when it comes to short horror, and it takes something pretty bad to warrant a low review from me. Inadvertantly underlining the last 55% of the book certainly qualifies; how derelict in your editing do you need to be in order to let something like that slip through?
This would warrant two more stars if the formatting didn't render it nearly unreadable.