Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Eulogies II: Tales from the Cellar

Eulogies II: Tales from the Cellar, edited by Christopher Jones, Nanci Kalanta and Tony Tremblay, with an introduction from Elizabeth Massie, features stories from:

Tom Piccirilli
Gary A. Braunbeck
Lucy A. Snyder
Michael Boatman
Eric J. Guignard
V.M. Zito
Wesley Southard
Monica J. O'Rourke
Magda Knight
Eric Dimbleby
T.T. Zuma
Keith Minnion
Rebecca L. Brown
John McIlveen
Arthur Crow
Sean Logan
Gerard Houarner
Steve Vernon
Malcolm Laughton
Jonathan Templar
Janet Joyce Holden
Brent Jenkins
David Schembri
Matthew Warner
Maurice Broaddus
Nicole Cushing
Mary Madewell
Gary McMahon
James A. Moore
Thad Linson
Abra Staffin-Wiebe
Rose Blackthorn

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The Blurb 

From the Introduction by Elizabeth Massie:

Shakespeare said, "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." The contributors to Eulogies II seem to be saying, "All the world's a cellar, and one only need pull open the bulkhead doors to catch a whiff of the stench, or to walk down the damp, crumbling concrete steps to brave an encounter with what creeps, crawls, or festers in the darkness." In most cultures, hell is known as a place underneath, down below, in the dark where it is either unbearably hot or unbearably cold, where terrible circumstances overwhelm or even destroy those who wander there. Hell is the ultimate cellar. So it's no wonder the idea of going down stirs up such a sense of dread. And our life experience is filled with cellars.

Cellars of place. Cellars of time. Cellars of circumstance. They can all hold dark, horrifying, and unseemly secrets.

My Review
Eulogies II: Tales From the Cellar by Christopher Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well-edited and every story is well-written. All of the stories have a horror angle, but collectively, they evoke many emotions, including dark humor.

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