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4.25  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Paperback, 200 pages
Published November 3rd 2012 by Timeline Books
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E.K. Lea
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I recently received a review copy of Splinters by Joseph D’Lacey published by Timeline Books (0957440502 (ISBN13: 9780957440500) if you’re interested).
Splinters is very well named as a collection of twelve short stories with no connecting theme or style.
It was a very strange experience- reading this book. I suspect the fact that I was listening to Tom Waits – Bone Machine only added to the surreality of the evening. Right from the off it has, shall we say adult themes?

The unnerving sense of voye
Nathan Robinson
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Splinters by Joseph D’Lacey
Splinters is Joseph D’Lacey’s collection of short stories, available for a limited run of 500 copies. Why only 500 I’ll never know. I can’t say they’ll struggle to shift them all. . .
Every story in this chilled me in some way, which is the sign of a very good boo. Each story served up is a different little amuse bouche, ranging from body horror to the imminent apocalypse. Whilst some are dreamlike in quality lulling the reader in with the prose, others are startling an
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm just gobsmacked. It's incredible.

I had a whole long review ready for this. But I'm not going to use it. I'm just going to say that this is one of the finest collections of short stories I have ever read, ever. And understand, I adore the short story genre. Few writers understand and even fewer practice the short story anymore. Stephen King, Clive Barker, and a handful of others though, they keep it alive. Joseph D'Lacey has published a master work of short fiction here. I will never not have
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love short story collections, which is a good place to start from. Each individual story very much has its own style that really draws you in. There were a few stories in this that will really stick with me:

Lenses is a great start, sinking deeper and deeper into itself and is a great way to think about how one might answer the question about 'who watches the watchers' in our surveillance society.

The Mango Tree A really beautiful story with a very sad ending. Poetic and engrossing with a ver
Nov 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Indulge yourself and let Joseph D’Lacey take you on a journey to the deepest recesses of his mind. From the author of Meat and Garbage Man comes a new collection of incredible short stories that showcase one of the finest writers of dark fiction. From the terrifying ‘Food Of Love’ to the haunting and lyrical ‘Mango Tree’, Timeline Books is publishing a Strictly Limited Edition of 500 numbered and signed copies.

Splinters is a brand new collection of short fiction from the l’enfant terrible of dar
Gavin Gates
May 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A collection of short stories, some of them not published before now, 500 copies printed and all hand numbered and signed by the author. This little black book has a lot to live up to before even opening the cover. Luckily, the author is one Joseph D'Lacey, and if there is one thing D'Lacey seems to do well it is pen a really some really sharp horror, whether along the lines of creepy, something in the shadows style, through to a little bit out there through to just flat out gruesome. Every sepa ...more
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I felt like I was picked up and hurled around like a rag doll reading these stories. From the lulling of Rhiannon's Reach to the depravity of Son Of Porn, in one fell swoop. I was left spent, gasping for air and wanting more.

Isn't that how it's supposed to be?
Sep 11, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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“Splinters” is a collection of short stories by horror, sci-fi, fantasy writer Joseph D’Lacey.

Like many short story collections there are a few diamonds, a few lumps of coal, and a few that sit somewhere on the scale in between. The twelve collected stories of “Splinters” range from an endearing love story within a zombie apocalypse; to a Hitchcockian noir who watches the watcher tale.

Each of the stories have recurring themes of metamorphosis, warning, observation, nature, fear and desire.

Oct 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Beautifully written, well-paced, and weird, but I found myself a bit detached from them; that genre of horror where strange things happen and people tend to be either psychoanalytical or unpleasant. Worth reading, but not my preferred thing.
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"Joseph D'Lacey rocks!" Stephen King.

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