This author never disappoints in coming up with unique, impressively well-written shorts. This collection of 23 stories has a little bit of everything – from crime to love to androids to the worst English class imaginable. There’s a great balance of creepy, troubling, sometimes funny (in an “oh, that’s terrible” grinning kind of way), and heart-wrenching tales.
I also love that these stories aren’t straight horror aimed for gore and terror only. They feel more akin to the works of Poe – there’s a point, if not a message, about humanity in every one. Some stories are thought-provoking, others intentionally make you sympathize with the baddies, others are horribly sad but have something beautiful thrown in. And Demmer is a master at last lines.
Give this collection a read! These stories are super-short, so even if you don’t like one or two, it’s not like you’re wasting time.
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