My Rating: 4 Stars
In one word: Amazing. I really enjoyed every story in this anthology of nightmares, not because they made feel afraid but because it shows each individual has their own personal nightmare and they are frightful for them. I think the stories go through a line of fears that some people can identify as their own.
The stories that really got to me were: "Sob in the Silence" by Gene Wolfe, seriously creepy mixing supernatural elements mixed with crazy human behavior; "The Clay Party" by Steve Duffy: I think it taps into the fear of death, the type that comes when you see it happening right in front of you. Really enjoyed the descriptions they go really well with the story;"At Night, When the Demons Come" by by Ray Cluley: Perfect, it was absolutely perfect. Thriller, fantasy, horror. This one is definitely the best one in the book; and "Omphalos" by Livia Llewellyn: horror in real situations that we see all the time in the news. It's very graphic, really shows the cruel reality of certain situations. I can say it's not for the faint-hearted. I also really enjoyed "Was She Wicked? Was She Good?" by Mary Rickert, "That Tiny Flutter of the Heart I Used to Call Love" by Robert Shearman (after all these years, creepy dolls get to me every time).
All the stories were amazingly written and I definitely recommend the reading of this Horror anthology. Completely worth it!
This review was originally posted on NetGalley.
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