It's rare when an Anthology manages a perfect score in my eyes. There is not a single weak link in this collection of incredibly creative and well written short stories and novellas. I usually find I like at least half the stories picked for most anthologies, and shake my head at the inclusion of the other half. But not in SNAFU!
From Jonathan Maberry's 'Bug Hunt' to Weston Ochse's 'Cold War Gothic' (I somehow managed to narrow those down as my top 2 favorites) I truly loved each and every one of them. Believable characters, and more importantly, believable creatures make this one of the most fun reading experiences I've had in quite a long time. There's ghosts, spidery things, demons, creatures of myth and legend... It really has it all, and each one is taken in a fresh and unique direction. SNAFU is leading by example. THIS is how you do modern day horror!
And I can't leave this review without giving mention to my other favorites:
Little Johnny Jump-Up - by Christine Morgan
Covert Genesis - by Brian W. Taylor
A Tide of Flesh - by Jeff Hewitt
Ptearing All Before Us - by Steve Ruthenbeck
And last but certainly not least, Blank White Page - by James A. Moore.
Every story I didn't mention still gets 5 out of 5. I actually can't wait to read them all again.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1330 KB
- Print Length: 342 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Cohesion Press; 2 edition (7 July 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00LNXHLJG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #226,283 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)