Another compendium of delightfully macabre stories by Jon Richter, author of Deadly Burial and Never Rest. Jon’s first short fiction collection was described as ‘Black Mirror meets Tales Of The Unexpected’, and here he brings you another chilling assortment of twisted tales encompassing killer creatures, terrifying technology, and scientific experiments gone horribly wrong… These dark fables are perfect for anyone who likes their reads short, shocking, and laced with a dash of black humour.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is one hellish collection of the weirdest and most disturbing short stories of Jon Richter’s mind. It is captivating, strange and hypnotic, each inviting you in if you dare. I loved how each story was so unique, at times grotesque and always leaving me with unease like it must be an alternate reality, I hope and not the shape of things to come.
There are ten stories, timeless tales of the unpredictable with an added twist in the tale. I can say that there wasn’t a story that I didn’t like but there were a couple that just tickled my warped sense of humour that little bit more.
The Truth, this just blew my mind, oh boy, cellars at not really my thing to start with so I felt my reading pace hesitate with every step that the story took me and what was in there stopped me dead before I saw the next words. “Ahhh, there you are,” said the monstrous thing that lived down there. “I was wondering what time you’d get here. I’m fucking starving.”
Now I am not one to be lost for words but I really kept my mouth shut with this one. What was in there, well you will have to find out but I didn’t know whether to laugh or get out of there. I was like a rabbit in headlights. It is a beaut story!
Jon Richter is such a talented author, I have read his novel a while ago and it still remains so very clear in my mind and so will these stories. If you would like something just off-key but totally entertaining then go no further. Brilliant stories highly recommended.
I wish to thank the author for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE, IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jon Richter writes dark fiction, and is the author of two gripping crimes thrillers, Deadly Burial and Never Rest, as well as two collections of short horror fiction (Jon Richter’s Disturbing Works, Volumes One and Two). Jon writes whenever he can, and hopes to be able to bring you more macabre tales in the very near future.
Jon lives in London and spends some of his time hiding in the guise of his sinister alter ego, an accountant called Dave. When he isn’t counting beans, he is a self-confessed nerd who loves books, films and video games – basically any way to tell a great story.
website at www.jon–richter.com.