Book Review: Sanity’s Threshold by Angela L. Lindseth
Reviewed by Kerry E.B. Black
“Sanity’s Threshold” is a collection of about thirty short fictional tales of terror, the paranormal, and the odd, each told in under 700 words. Some are drabble, brief pieces of about one hundred words which, although but a “mouthful” for the reader, might prove interesting to “chew on” long after absorbing their meaning. Read more “DARK FANTASY PROJECT Kerry Black – Book Review – “Sanity’s Threshold” by Angela L. Lindseth”
2.What are your classic musts (inspiration, learnt from)?
Leney. This story, in particular, was inspired by Bernard Cornwell’s Richard Sharpe novels, the premise being how would soldiers of that era cope against an unstoppable supernatural monster with the weapons available to them at that time.
In general, I’ve always loved things with monsters in so that was bound to come out in anything that I write. As for all the blood and gore… well, you can blame that on my love of Shaun Hutson’s the work. He is probably the main reason that I write horror in the first place.
I see behind your stories there’s always a research effort, in history or civilizations. Is it always the way you work? Because that makes your texts greatly complex!
I actually just research the bare minimum for what is needed for the actual story and the rest I just make up. In the case of all the Viking stuff, Napoleonic wars and monster lore that’s mostly stuff that I know already from various books that I have read for pleasure, rather than research purposes. I guess it all just came in handy later for when I was writing about those things myself.
This book is a different one. A very special sci-fi/cyberpunk story. This is the fourth of the series “Zombies Vs. Robots”, so the thread is already complex and with lots of information for the reader.
A great effort on robotics research (or knowledge) is obvious and it turns the plot into a web of controversial characters, emotions, technical concepts and delicate situations.
Survival, danger and panic move our characters, making the tension latent all along the book. Read more “BOOK REVIEW – “Emma’s Army” book 4 of the series “Zombies Vs Robots” by Joe and Marisha Cautilli”
Book Review: Bumps in the Road – A Horror Anthology
Review Written by Kerry E.B. Black
This 220 page anthology of seventeen short horror stories compiled and edited by Chad Lutzke is perfect for road trips. One of my favorites, SdroW by Suzie Lockhart and Bruce Lockhart II, followed a mother and her autistic child after an Apocalypse, but the diverse selections offer much to shiver over and think about, including interesting takes on alternate realities, homicidal truck drivers, and family vacations.
The book’s blurb explains “roads have been around for centuries, allowing mankind a convenient path to arrive at their destination… roadway treks can bring with them a lifetime of memories. But not all memories are good. And some things are best forgotten.”
Be it a hit-and-run incident or a strange roadside watcher, the stories by authors Donald J. Bingle, John Boden, Glen Damien Campbell, Pam Farley, the above mentioned Lockharts, James H. Longmore, Bekki Pate, Adam Vine, Stanley B. Webb, and Kyle Yadlosky joined Chad Lutze on his exploration down different streets and avenues. After reading “Bumps in the Road,” readers may have a changed perspective of stretches of highway and long drives.
This is a post for the readers.
I’m a promoter, so I practically live in the entrails of the process of thinking-writing-creating-releasing-spreading a book, although I’m not a writer.
What is your job? Any answer you give me, I’m certain you need to be motivated, to have a reason, to feel others are happy with what you do. A writer puts their heart and soul into the process. To be an artist means to pour your weakest part in a public bucket where people will come, step on, taste and judge you.
What do I mean with this? Read more ““A letter to the readers.” by Mar G.-A”