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Blood and Beauty and Other Weird Tales

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Collects six short stories of fantasy and weirdness. Fans of Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Greek mythology, and biblical-inspired fantasy will find something interesting.

"Blood and Beauty" tells the tragic love story of a satyr and a dryad.

"Sutter's Well" records the weird encounter between two boys and a Lovecraftian monster in Appalachia.

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Published May 21st 2015
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Ronald Keeler
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Blood and Beauty and Other Weird Tales by Jeff Chapman is a collection of six allegedly weird tales. The first one, Blood and Beauty,* comes with an adult material warning. The asterisk was supplied by the author to indicate adult material. I am a big fan of short stories so I will comment on each of the six.

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I started reading this last night, drawn to the classical pastoral image on the cover. Chapman's collection includes six short stories of the fantastical and weird, and I'm enjoying the heck out of them.

"Blood and Beauty" - This is the story of the dryad and the satyr whose cover image drew me to this tome, and probably the least favorite of mine. Like most tales drawn from mythological creatures, it ends a bloody vengeful mess.

"Sutter's Well" - I knew I was right to avoid the crawfish at last n
Christine Rains
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A wonderfully weird and well written collection of short stories. A taste of Lovecraft and Greek mythology. Plus a range of fantasy for every reader. Each with a dark edge.

We see love twisted in "Blood and Beauty" and "The Facts in the Case of M. Hussman." "Shafts to Hell" made me glad I'm not a miner nor am I wanting to go caving any time soon! The longest story, "Good King David" takes the reader into a Biblical fantasy world in which a ruler covets something that is not his and the consequenc
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Chapman's richly descriptive writing and fable-esque story telling is unique and compelling. His tales are often drawn from classic myth and fairy tale, newly imagined or slightly retold to bring out a hidden theme or reveal an unusual twist to the original. This collection of six stories is on the whole slightly darker than his usual fare, but the mix of odd and macabre serve their purpose well, sending shivers down the spine and a sigh of relief upon the realization that they're merely (one ho ...more
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