Publisher: Five Rivers Publishing
Published: November 2013
J.W. Schnarr’s second collection of short horror stories marks a distinct development in his very aggressive style, yet demonstrates a growing subtlety into the psychological over the physical. We journey with him through the hazardous discovery of adolescent female sexuality, the imperatives of affordable labour, watch myth become reality, environments launching attacks, and the dark landscapes of minds battered into breaking. Eleven short stories that will leave you anything but comfortable, and a perfect follow-up to Schnarr’s first collection, Things Falling Apart.
This is one of my favourite genres to read. I like to be shocked, scared, intrigued and given something new to mentally digest.
This hit the high notes of a 5 out of 5. No two stories were alike.
Though a few stories weren't as exciting as others, then there were short stories I couldn't get out of my head. "Opt-In" for example was one of those I could picture the author dropping the mic and walking off stage. "Opt-In" was also featured in the "Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing".
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A member of the HWA and SF Canada, he can be seen lurking in places such as Best New Zombie Tales Volume II (Books of the Dead Press) where Rue Morgue magazine dubbed his story "Freshest Tale" of the anthology. He's also been spotted in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine and will be found in Slices of Flesh (Dark Moon Books) alongside the likes of Ramsey Campbell and Jack Ketchum. In 2012 he appeared alongside horror legend Clive Barker in Torn Realities (Post Mortem Press).
Author Links: Twitter @JWSchnarr | Amazon Author's Page