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Zombie Jesus and Other True Stories
What if John Wilkes Booth had a good reason for killing Lincoln? A reason kept secret to protect the innocent; a reason so sinister that it would turn your hair white as light. What if Jack the Ripper was the protagonist of his life story, and he was only trying to save the world from the apocalypse? What if there was an agency somewhere out there, responsible for the deat ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published November 2nd 2012 by Dark Moon Books
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Short story collections are always difficult to review, for obvious reasons. Often in collection of stories from many different writers, there is a writing style disconnect from story to story. Everyone writes in a particular style, and many times with these short story books the stylistic shift between stories can jar the reader. A good editor will usually minimize this problem with thoughtful arrangement. I have to hand it to Max Booth on this one then, he did a very good job at making editing ...more
Horror and alternate history are difficult genres to mash up. You just don’t see them together very often and despite my firm belief in the adaptability of alternate history, it is rare when you see an author effectively combine horror and alternate history tropes into a compelling read. When it is usually tried we are presented with a dystopia (any Axis victory scenario will do) or some Lovecraftian inspired tale (i.e. “A Colder War” by Charles Stross or “The Beast of the Bosporus” by Matthew Q ...more