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Minute Review: Weirder Than Weird (Francis Burger)

The Deets:
Audience: Anyone
pages: 112
publisher: self published by author
genre: short stories, macabre
source: copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review
Available on Amazon or from the author's website


ma·ca·bre (Adjective)


Disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury.

 
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I admit, I was drawn to this book because it said it was for fans of The Twilight Zone. Being a huge fan of the show, I had to check this book out.

I usually have mixed feelings about short stories. I never feel that they are long enough to connect with a character or immerse myself in the plot. But, I do appreciate them because they are great for readers that might be scared of longer books. As a teacher, I use short stories all the time for teaching purposes.

Weirder than Weird is a collection of short stories that range from creepy to down right disturbing. I knew I was in for something when the first story featured a woman with a taste for flesh! These are quick, fast paced stories that have twist endings. They really would make great skits for an episode or two of The Twilight Zone. Of course, like all short stories the plots are fast and not overly developed-- it comes with the genre, I'm afraid. If you don't like short stories, don't turn your nose up just yet. I'm sure there is a story or two in this collection that you would enjoy, as long as you enjoy things that go bump in the night.


** I admit, I had to look up the definition for macabre (again). I always forget! I saw this book being described as part of that genre, so I needed clarification.
 


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  1. I want to love short stories. I frequently buy collections of short stories....but I never read them. And it's not because I don't want to. I do! Maybe I should dedicate a month to reading short story collections like this.

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