Herding Ravens: Bon-Bons and Cold Cuts
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A briefcase containing nothing but papers inexplicably starts to drip blood...A man is visited in the middle of the night by the Chairman of the Board of Insomnia...A young girl discovers that she can read minds, but only the minds of the dead. "Herding Ravens" brings together some two dozen of Christopher Conlon's "bon-bons"--tasty samples of flash fiction in which anythi...more
Paperback, 139 pages
Published 2012 by Bad Moon Books
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Richard
Review copy kindly provided by author and GR friend Christopher Conlon.

If, in an alternate universe, Edgar Allen Poe and Shirley Jackson were to meet, marry and have a child, who would be packed off in infancy to learn his craft from H.G. Wells, that child would be Christopher Conlon. He inhabits a writer's no-man's-land where comedy, horror, satire, dystopia, melancholy and even gentle optimism blend into each other. The result is this package of bon-bons.

"What? A box of chocolates?" you excla...more
Peter Schwotzer
I have long been an admirer of Mr. Conlon's stories, his three published novels are among the best dark fiction has to offer.

To say that this short story collection took me by surprise would be an understatement. I had an idea in my head of what a group of Christopher Conlon short stories would be like. Of course this assumption was based on his brilliant novels and what I found was something completely different but no less brilliant.

This is a totally insane group of tales that can't really be...more
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