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I always thought that if I got a superpower it'd be something like fire coming out of my butt. Everyone else gets the handy dandy and oh so convenient fire from palms, but I'd have to be like, "Give me just a sec..." *zip* "...a...more
Overall rating = 3 & 1/2 stars
Full Review originally atFantasy Book Critic
ANALYSIS: Most of us have always been fascinated by superheroes. In this anthology Lincoln Crisler dares to ask the question why people with powers would always turn to good? Focussing on the powerful words by the first Baron Acton, comes an anthology focussing on the shadier side of metahumans. I'll be speaking about each story as it will be in line with the previous anthology FBC reviews and simply makes more sens...more
I enjoy reading from all the different author styles. It's the best part of anthologies, really. A lot of the stories are rather dark but realistic. There's also various superpowers. Some characters have the whole package (telekinesis, mindreading, flight, etc) while others have one and is limited by something. One...more
As a result, this has developed a certain culture of taste within me as far as expectation goes. I'm completely used to well-defined lines of heroes and villains, good...more
First, the good: my top picks from this antho are MAX AND ROSE by Andrew Bourelle, THE REAL CHURCH by Jeremy Hepler, OZYM...more
While not all...more
I found Corrupts Absolutely? to be an original set of stories that are quick and easy to read. Instead of your normal superhero story, these are all anti-hero or super villain stories. I found myself enjoying the stories which told how the character gained their powers more than the ones in which it was ambiguous. I also found myself connecting more with the anti-hero rather than the villain (think Punisher rather than Magneto). Still...more
Retribution by Tim Marquitz - for description, and a really interesting and appropriate superpower.
Ozymandius Revisited by A.S. Fox - for the audacious voice
Threshold by Kris Ashton - for the most doubled edged superpower
Acquainted With The Night by Cat Rambo - for style, just beautifully w...more
5-star (incredibly rare)-- I connected with this work to the degree that I may have heard angels singing in Heaven.
4-star-- This was a fantastic book, I'd certainly read another book by this author.
3-star-- This book met my expectations but might not be loved by others.
2-star-- This wasn't what I expected, the writing was good, but it rubbed me the wrong way.
1-star-- Someone issued a contract for this? Did I read this right? I'm totally lost.
I was amazed by this collection of sto...more
This is not your traditional 'superhero' thinking. These characters are heroes, are not heroes but potentially villains, and are in the grey area where some would think they are heroes and some would think villains. The views are yours for the deciding.
"...a kick missing from most of today's horror...packs a considerable punch."
-- Fright.Com on MAGICK & MISERY
"[S]ome of the most fun you’re likely to have reading this year...Highly recommended!”
-- Grade Z Horror on WILD
LINCOLN CRISLER’s body of work consists of over thirty short stories, two novellas and editorship of two anthologies, most recently Corrupts Absolutely?, an anthology of dar