Wednesday, May 21, 2014

What the Dark Brings by Edward Lorn

If you like short short stories, you'll really like this collection. Short shorts are exceedingly hard to write, and Mr. Lorn seems to have a real knack for them.

This book has 22 stories crammed into 145 pages!

Lorn is primarily thought of as a horror writer, but the bulk of the stories to be found here are more quirky and bizarre, not so much out-and-out horror. There are some straight up horror pieces near the end (including the three bonus stories), but I enjoyed the somewhat lighter, funkier pieces more.

My favorites include:

"A Purchase of Titanic Proportions"
"What the Dark Brings"
"He's Got Issues"
"That Thing about a Picture and a Thousand Words"
"He Who Laughs Last"
"The Attraction"
"Come to Jesus Meeting"

Well, it seems I've listed nearly half the stories as favorites. That should tell you something.

Full Disclosure: I received an electronic copy of this book from the author as a gift. I was under no obligation to read or review it.

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