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Monday, January 5, 2015

Dreams Of Thanatos by William Cook [3.5 stars]



From the Description:

Dreams of Thanatos is a collection of macabre short horror fiction from William Cook, the author of the novel Blood Related. Supernatural demons, murderers and ghosts roam these pages although the most horrifying aspect Cook describes, is the dark soul of humanity. Whether writing about the psychological horrors of modern life, or things that go ‘bump in the night,’ Cook’s writing is always “intense” and often “visceral” in his portrayal of the macabre. Included in this collection of fifteen stories is a novelette (Dead and Buried) and the origin story (Legacy: The Eternal Now and Thereafter) behind the novel, Blood Related.

WARNING: STRONG SCENES OF VIOLENCE AND HORROR (Not suitable for minors). READER DISCRETION STRONGLY ADVISED.

This collection of short stories has some that are gems and others that I didn't enjoy as much. All were well written and at times very disturbing. A great collection for horror lovers! My favorites Dead & Buried, The Night Terror, and Conceived By Death were all very dark and gruesome. Not safe for younger readers or those who want sparkly monsters. A solid 3.5 stars.