Book Review

by Various Authors

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

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It doesn't get much creepier than this! A variety of horrifically good authors dole out 21 tales of the macabre that are heavily spiced with humor. Have a taste for zombies and cannibals? You got it. Want werewolves, vampire or demons? No problem. There's a something for everyone in this gruesome gallery.

"The Ungrateful Dead" is a tale of ghosts and zombies from Kelley Armstrong. In Lucien Soulban's "Hell in a Handbasket,"Hell doesn't know what hit it when a baby is left at its gates. In Charlaine Harris' "An Evening With Al Gore," werewolves plan a feast with environmental consequences. In "Where Angels Fear to Tread," Sherilynn Kenyon sets up a reluctant avenger, and Jim Butcher depicts poor Harry Dresden trying to preserve his free time in "Day Off." These are just a few choice samples from this diabolical anthology. (POCKET, Oct., 400 pp., $16.00)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Pocket

Published: October 2008

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2 Stars

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Blood Lite

Submitted by Robin in PA on May 23, 2010 - 11:23am.

This is a collection of 21 horror stories by various authors. I read this book specifically for the Kelley Armstrong and Jim Butcher stories, both of which I enjoyed. I also read the Charlaine Harris story and have to say that I didn't like it at all. I couldn't believe that it was actually her writing. The style was just strange. After skimming some of the other stories in the book, I give it a rating of 2 Stars.