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Kill, My Darlings is a collection of short stories exploring many possible outlets and styles from horror and diving into a varying amounts of subjects, from monsters and demons to cannibalism and psychological terrors. From erotica to flash fiction, Aldridge explores multiple sub-genres and subjects within the 13 stories published in this collection.From a twisted, female ...more
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Johann (jobis89)
“That’s where they live. They can’t eat in the light. They can’t have their Tommy-feast unless the lights are out.”

I’ve been reading so many classics lately for my 30 before 30 challenge and my horror itch hasn’t really been scratched for a while... so as soon as I received this copy of Kill, My Darlings from @christy_aldridge I pretty much started the minute I got it out of the package!

Aldridge covers quite a broad range of different horror stories - there’s cannibalism, a terrifying clown, ero
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Audra (ouija.doodle.reads)
This horror story collection offers a range of different stories, from serial killers to cannibals, from real-life domestic horror to depictions of hell, from gory to psychological to black comedy, and many terrors in between.

My favorite stories were the briefer, more psychological ones. I enjoyed the tense atmosphere of “Lizzie Cleary Had a Bad Day” and the Twilight Zone–style of “I-65.”

While so many of the stories have promising and unique ideas at the center of them, I think that the collecti
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Emily
Feb 28, 2019 rated it liked it
"You'd rather be tasted by the darkness than blinded by the light."

Kill, My Darlings was my introduction to Christy Aldridge's work, and there were quite a few fun stories in this collection. There were many different types of stories here, and I enjoyed the variety.

My experiences with the stories were a little uneven. I loved some, and struggled with others. My top 3 stories in this collection are Lizzie Cleary Had a Bad Day, Curseling, and Final Girl. Christy is funny, and there are some horr
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Rakhi
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"The Wrong always feels so good. Otherwise, why would people do it?"

-Kill, My Darlings, Christy Aldridge

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Kill, My Darlings is a collection of Short stories exploring many possible outlets and styles from horror and diving into varying amounts of subjects, from monsters and demons to cannibalism and psychological terrors. From erotica to flash-fiction, Aldridge explores multiple sub-genres and subjects within the 13 stories published in this collection. From a twisted, female seria
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Mcf1nder_sk
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A tour-de-force by the "Southern Belle of Horror"!
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I had been eagerly waiting months for this latest release by @christy_aldridge, and it was well worth the wait. Having won me over with her incredible novels (Six Months, Rogues) and novella (The Mistress,also included here), she has also shown a special knack for throttling the reader with the short story. While some of these tales have a supernatural element, a good number of them are also a grim reminder that the greatest horror may lie insid
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Baker St Shelves
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Definitely one of the better anthologies I’ve ever read! Every horror sub genre is here and all of them are scary. There were times I was on edge and these stories had legitimately good twists. I think any horror fan would love this since there’s something everyone can enjoy. Arlidge is a terrific writer and certainly knows how to make your skin crawl.
John Huber
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
KILL, MY DARLINGS is the latest publication from the Southern Belle of Horror, the Rose of Alabama herself, Christy Aldridge. It’s an anthology of short horror stories that vary in length, subject matter and tenacity. I was lucky enough, witty enough, to snag a free copy in a contest from her Instagram. She was even kind enough to personalize and sign it. I was touched. And while the stories all stand on their own, separate any other chronology, there are more than a few savory tie-ins to Christ ...more
Christy Aldridge
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I mean, I wrote the thing. I kinda like the thing. 💁
Felix Dimaro
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was wowed immediately by the first story in “Kill, My Darlings,” a novella called “The Mistress.” The story was truly mind-blowing. I actually said “Wow,” out loud a few times, wondered if the author was actually going to go there. Then she went there. Then she went past there, and I could only witness this, mouth agape, not knowing what to think of myself after seeing what I’d been shown.
By the end of the fourth story, “Lizzie Cleary’s Bad Day,” I’d already decided that this was among one of
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Nita
Dec 11, 2020 rated it liked it
I honestly had a bit of a lopsided experience with this novel. I genuinely enjoyed the atmosphere of 'Billy' and 'Lizzy Clearly Had a Bad Day'. These reminded me of Stephen King short stories from the 80's. Aldridge was able to make me laugh, gross me out, and make me wonder where in the world did that idea come from.

However, the amount of cannibalism and torture porn elements were too much for me. At the end of the book, Insatiable left a disgusting taste in my mouth. I didn't find any redeemi
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