Hello fellow Addicts. D.J. Pitsiladis here with another dark and sinister review to offer you.
“A Dark and Winding Road” is a collection of dark short stories that range from park animal vengeance to a government program to take care of people deemed too much of a burden or danger to their families and society, and finally a teenager so bullied he calls upon a demon for revenge. No two stories share the same scare factor, so be prepared for some horror filled variety.
I really enjoyed this book. It got my blood pumping in all the right spots and made me wish at points that I didn’t need to put it down for such essentials as work and sleep. In some ways, it reminded me of Stephen King’s earlier anthologies in how fun the stories felt. I very much recommend this book for anyone looking for a fun break away from the norm.
Until next time….
Donald “D.J.” Pitsiladis
a review by Donald Pitsiladis
Award-winning speculative fiction author Mike Robinson offers up 19 of his creepily provocative short stories in his new book, Too Much Dark Matter, Too Little Gray: A Collection of Weird Fiction.
A beer run becomes an interdimensional excursion. Two men settle their differences after discovering an extraordinary secret in the wilderness. A woman faces the bureaucratic logistics of a digital afterlife. A grieving man seeks to know where his wife was reincarnated. Strange lights in the sky begin to transform the lives of a small town. God and the Devil play billiards for people’s souls. A teenage deity’s science fair project sprouts a startling discovery.
These and more dream-like detours into the surreal, interstitial and inexplicable await within the pages of Too Much Dark Matter, Too Little Gray: A Collection of Weird Fiction.
Hello Horror Addicts!
I just finished reading a rather interesting collection of short stories called, “Too Much Dark Matter, Too Little Gray” by Mike Robinson. It is billed as a collection of weird fiction, and I can attest that all of the stories in this book fit the bill. Whether it is a computer program that determines whether your consciousness survives virtually by weighing the entirety of the life you lead, fabulous gelatin that falls from the sky, or a hiking trail that steals your youth like a Venus flytrap. While they don’t fit any traditional definitions of horror, but they will make you grin and cringe at times.
Overall, I really enjoyed the book, and if I had to pick my favorite, there would be a tie between “The Cyclops Convention” and “Symbols of Atlantis”. The first because of the fun macabreness of it, the second because it is actually a very relatable story. It is definitely worth reading as light fare, a pick me up, or a palate cleanser between dark stories.
My rating is a 3.75 out of 5.
In the finale, you heard Dan Shaurette interview Lucy Blue and talk about a new anthology of vampire tales called FRESH BLOOD. That book is now available in print, Kindle, and other eBook formats.
The Vampire Writers Support Group proudly presents FRESH BLOOD, an eclectic collection of short stories set in a dark, bloodsoaked world full of vampires.
The authors gracing our pages are Daven Anderson, Matthew E. Banks, Lucy Blue, Jessica Cage, Danielle DeVor, Drusiana, Donna Fernstrom, Donald L. Pitsiladis, Karen Plaisance, Selene MacLeod, Brian Patrick McKinley, Dan Shaurette, Tabitha Grace Smith, Emma Rawlin, and Jay Wilburn.
The net proceeds from all sales will be donated to the National Hemophilia Foundation.
The book is on sale now at Amazon.com (as paperback and for Kindle) as well as from Smashwords.com as an eBook in many formats. The paperback currently sells for $9.99 USD and all eBook versions sell for $3.99 USD.
However, Dan has provided the coupon code “NG33B” for his fellow Horror Addicts to use at Smashwords to download the eBook for only 99 cents before November 1st!