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Thursday, November 19, 2015

From Places Inside by Fatman Butter [3.5 stars]



From the Description


Buyer beware, though most of the works here are new, some of this collection can be found in other Fatman Butter, and independent publications.
As I write in many genres, this is an eclectic compendium of writing intended to allow cherished readers an introduction to more comprehensive works. That is not to say that From Places Inside lacks in any way; it very much merits attention by its own right, but it is an oeuvre offered with the hope whet appetites. As it is my goal to entice readers of From Places Inside to other works, this publication will be sold at the lowest price Amazon will allow, and as often as possible be on cut-price or free promotion…so keep your eyes peeled for those.

I received an ARC of this eBook in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this book.

From Places Inside is a difficult book to review. It's a collection of short-stories, poetry, jokes and anecdotes. Not everything you will find here is fiction or even written by Fatman Butter. Some parts were quite funny, others touching but overall it was very entertaining. I loved Limbo, an interesting look at religion, Heaven, Hell, and yes LIMBO. I loved Sherman, a fun character who died for a crime he didn't commit, and Pete!! A super fun novella. I also really enjoyed Doctor Agha's Misconception, a creepy tale of revenge from beyond the grave. The notes that Fatman Butter includes at the start of each piece are as interesting as the writing it talks about. I enjoyed these as much as the writing it introduces. A fast and fun 3.5 star read.

From Places Inside is available free Nov. 19-22 from Amazon.

To Learn more about Fatman Butter and his work you can read my fascinating interview at http://horrormaiden.blogspot.com/2014/12/fatman-butter-interview.html