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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Capsule Review: Slices By Michael Montoure


220 pages
ISBN: 145387027X

This is great. Smashwords.com had this warning about author Michael Motoure’s book “Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages”. If that doesn’t sound like a good candidate for a luridlit review I don’t know what does.

So did it live up to its warning? I’m happy to report it did. Montoure’s working in the realm of short fiction, Horror and Dark Fantasy to narrow it down. This field is so over saturated it’s always nice to find something worthwhile in the sea ho-hum.

Slices presents the readers with fifteen stories all unique from each other running the gamut from dreamlike to downright spooky. Although each story is independent from one another there are several themes that run throughout the book.

Our perception of what monsters really are is played with in “ONLY MONSTERS” and “THE THIRTEENTH BOY.” A thought provoking look at the life of a vampire is well written in “ONE LAST SUNSET” and “WATCH THE COIN” is an interesting dark fantasy/horror mash up that I revisited just a day after reading it.

As a whole Montoure has managed to bring together a great collection of varied stories that should appeal to a lot of different taste. Readers of traditional horror as well as dark fantasy fans will find a lot to like in Slices, and gets the LuridLit.com seal of approval.

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