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- Print Length: 137 pages
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- Publisher: Dark Hall Press (9 Feb. 2014)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IDBKERC
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Dark Hall Press Cosmic Horror Anthology Kindle Edition
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The Yellow Dust was wonderfully poetic and moving, with an astonishing feel for image and a level of description that mounts up to poetry.
The Unknown was a wonderful sci-fi exploration of human desire, in many ways re-writing the legendary myth of Odysseus and the Siren-songs, with a particularly strong central protagonist and an evocative landscape that feels both psychological and literal.
The Eye of the Beholder was another ingenious story, perhaps the most disturbing of the lot, with a terrifying image at the end and sense of inevitable and inescapable power which truly harks back to Lovecraft's sense of doom facing humanity, but brachylogically scaled down to a personal fate.
These are only three of many awesome stories in this collection - each one offers something unique and thought-provoking. If there is a criticism of this collection, it's that many of the more subversive and adaptive responses to the Cosmic theme come at the beginning, whereas in the second half of the anthology returns to more familiar structures and perhaps more predictable lot-lines.Read more ›
They're all decent stories although some stood out more than the others. Two stories in particular impressed me. The first tells the story of a world filled with yellow dust and it was a poignant and melancholy story that is superbly written.
The other story that really stood out for me was the closing one. This was the story of cavemen under attack by minions of the elder gods. It was the unusual perspective that attracted me to this one. The fact it was well written helped too of course!
One of the reasons I enjoy this style of horror is the twists in logic and perception which gets me thinking as I read them. On that count this is a fine collection of stories and one for any Lovecraft fans or those looking for something a little different with their horror.
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If there was something to criticize with the book, it would be the length. I wish there were more than 10 stories as most Lovecraftian anthologies often come with about double the content. Still, you are getting what you paid with high quality and atmospheric cosmic horror. Hopefully, a volume #2 will be in the works.