In Darkness, Delight: Masters of Midnight
Fear reigns supreme.
In Darkness, Delight is an original anthology series revealing the many facets of modern horror—shocking and quiet, pulp and literary, cold-hearted and heart-felt, weird tales of spiraling madness...more
I can't cover all the stories here or my review would be as long as the book itself-because almost every tale in this book is good. What I'm going to focus on here are the ones that I found to ...more
I love short stories! I think it’s so entertaining to grab an anthology and just read straight through the book, comparing and contrasting each author’s contribution to the theme. I have found some of my favorite authors this way--sometimes one story will stand out among the others as particularly worthy of praise and adoration. If the storytelling was exceptionally noteworthy, I have been known to buy some of the author’s short story collec ...more
I'm not sure what it was about this anthology and me that seemed unable to mesh, but there were a disappo ...more
As I do with most anthologies that I review, lets not make small talk and simply jump right in:
Who Are You? - Ryan C. Thomas
A single homebody starts noticing people in public with no expressions and smile blankly with a set of horselike teeth. Who are these people and why does he keep seeing them everywhere? A freaky yarn that reminds me of a cross between They Live and the Twilight Zone. Loved it.
5 stars out of 5
In The Ground - Patrick Lacey
After Noah's father is killed, he ...more
This was my first brush with many of these authors – al ...more
I truly love short story collections. And I am always delighted when I am not disappointed with the selections.
This book is a great example of a good collection. There are some heavy hitters here, like: Josh Malerman, William Meikles, Andrew Lennon, Billy Chizmar, Evans Light, Michael Bray and so many others.
The stories are all fantastic! Not a dud in this bunch. Can’t remember what I paid for this book, but knowing my budget, it has to be no more than $5.00 dollars.
Now, don’t take ...more
A warning, readers. The subject matter of these short stories was DARK and unrelenting. These are some of the most depressing stories I’ve had the pleasure(?!) of reading. I won’t point any fingers (TATTOOED ALL IN BLACK, ahem) but I was pretty devastated after finishing these up. These are not lighthearted or cheeky tales of horror-romp-madness. This is bleak, serious h ...more
My favorite stories:
THE PIPE: This story gave me chills. It's the story of one father's punishment to the man responsible for taking his daughter away from him. I was s ...more
Triggers: Racial Slurs, Suicide, and Domestic Violence
In Darkness Delight is an original anthology series, trying to encompass the many facets in the Horror genre. While the writing for the most part is well done and the stories unique, I feel that it didn't live up to the caliber of writing that Horror lovers have come to expect from many of the contributing authors.
In Darkness Delight contains 17 shor ...more
I chose this book because I wanted to read the second installment, and it just seemed right. Most of the stories were imaginative and well written, but almost all of them could stand additional editing.
I think Evans Light was the only author in this collection that I read before. His was definitely the best story in the book. I look forward to the second book, as I have read some of those authors multiple times and enjoyed their works.
Having always been a big horror fan, Andrew spent a lot of ...more