Letters of the Month F & G
May was National Short Story Month we dug up a collection from 2019
Brian Evenson’s blurb caught my eye “Here, things almost happen, and the weight of their almost happening hangs over the narrative like a threat.”
Most of Ha Seong-Nan’s stories are open-ending leaving the reader to take in the story and leave the imagination running. The surreal and strange at hand is mundane, yet entertaining and interesting. Open Letter Press and their translators find some of the best collections and novels to bring to life.
New Favorite Cover Design from Daniel Tinagan
He is also the hand behind A Predisposition For Madness
With Zombieland vibes and survival tactics at hand, Lopez journalizes events of the coming feast. This fast paced novella drops you right into the plague and chases you to the last page. Daniel Tinagan cover design is remarkable. Definitely in my top ten favorite covers. Recommended Reading for fast paced Zombie Fans!
Aurelio Rico Lopez III will return to HsM in 2023 with a NEW RELEASE… Stay Tune
Quick Reads FUN & GROTESQUEThe Filthy Marauders by Bob Freville
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A punch gut laugh track over the roaring engines of motorcycles. Freville’s absurdities, violence and pornographic measures holds a madness that drapes the curtains over an applaudable encore. Rev up your reading pleasures and get on the road to Delacroix, that puts the Olympic Games to preschool levels and Adult Swim Cartoons on blast!
From Evil Cookie Publishing
Gaspar by Matthew M. Bartlett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Returning to Leeds for another helping of Bartlett’s grotesque design of literature. The build up to the final minutes (or pages) is a deadly delightful dance with answers of destiny and diabolical terror.
The artwork by Aeron Alfrey and Dan Sauer’s stunning cover design compliments the monstrous visions of Bartlett’s GASPAR.
Collector Copy #111
From Dim Shores
Other books read in MAY
Field Guide to Invasive Species of Minnesota – Amelia Gorman
(Interstellar Flight Press 2021)
Glaring Through Oblivion – Serj Tankian (It Books 2011)
Global Frequency, Vol. 1 – Warren Ellis (Graphic Novel – Wildstorm 2004)
Fragments of a Revolution – Seb Doubinsky (Stalking Horse Press 2021)
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Goblins On the Other Side – Carlton Mellick III
Finlay Donovan Is Killing It – Elle Cosimano
“Goblins On The Other Side” by Carlton Mellick III♬ original sound – Samantha Hawkins
“Finlay Donovan Is Killing It” by Elle Cosimano♬ original sound – Samantha Hawkins
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Bad Wolves Cover