Thursday, October 1, 2009
Book 53 of 2009: Magick & Misery by Lincoln Crisler
Lincoln Crisler has assembled a vast array of short stories in his latest collection, Magick & Misery. There are ten stories included. Three of which are fairly lengthy, and the other seven are much shorter; however all are equally enjoyable. Four stories in particular stuck out in my mind after finishing the collection above all others: "Pete Does What Needs To Be Done" is about a 16-year-old boy dealing with his parents’ struggling marriage; "The Seven O'Clock Man" in which a mother makes up a story about a monster known as the Seven O'Clock Man in order to scare her son into behaving; "Seizing Deliverance" where a man finds out that his mother is dying; and "Discarded Refuse" a story about a garbage man who takes out a little extra garbage when he discovers his wife is cheating on him. Crisler's eclectic collection is something horror fans won't want to miss. Lincoln Crisler is a brilliant short story writer and is an author to keep an eye on. Highly Recommended!
Contains: Adult Language, Adult Situations
Review also posted at MonsterLibrarian.com