Something in the dark – scares me just a little

Posted: October 29, 2014 in 3 Star Reviews, Fiction, Horror, Sci-Fi
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3 of 5 Creepy-Ass Stars – Something in the Dark by Vincent Asaro.

This book is a collection of short stories. It should really be called “Something in the light” because there are several religious and afterlife type themes throughout the book. In one story, a man finds himself in purgatory, which it turns out is a bit of a spaghetti western. In another story, a desperate teen summons the devil only to be told by the old man to “Go fuck yourself”.

Of course, there are other themes as well. Several stories deal with dystopian futures. One of which I found very fascinating: Actual angels descend from space and invade earth, like they were aliens or something. But, they really are angels. They destroy the earth, leveling cities, and creating a plague which wipe out all but about 1% of the human race.

And then, the story ends. What the fuck, seriously? That’s the only problem I had with this collection of stories. Several just end. No real conclusion at all. The words just stop. I kept going “That’s it?” Over and over. There were also a couple of stories which seemed to have an ending, but I really didn’t understand it. I know I’m a retard and all that, but come on. Don’t expect everyone to be Yale fucking educated.

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