Absolutely fantastic! Hayder is an amazing writer. Her attention to detail, both in characterization and setting, is awe inspiring. Birdman is a very dark book, and many will find it too disturbing. She elegantly handled all the gory details, cutting away most of the time, leaving a great deal to the imagination. Highly recommended. Get it here.
I really liked this anthology. It stared off a little slow but when it picked up, boy did it pick up. As soon as I got to “Remaindered” by Lee Goldberg it started chugging along, full speed ahead. This is a professionally written, polished, and edited e-book by writers who are at the top of their field. You really can’t go wrong by picking this up, especially for the price. It has a little something for everyone.
Here are some of my favorites in the order they appear:
“Remaindered” by Lee Goldberg: As I already mentioned, this is a great story. If you like humor with your murder and mayhem, you’ll like this one.
“Fire in the Sky” by Joel Goldman: this is a very nice period piece that’s flawlessly written. You get much of the same richness you’d find in a novel in this short story.
“The Baby Store” by Ed Gorman: think of the movie GATTICA, only darker. Gorman likes to punch you in the gut and leave you down for the count.
“The Chirashi Covenant” by Naomi Harahara: THE JOY LUCK CLUB meets THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. Need I say more?
“El Valiente en el Infierno” by Paul Levine: this could have been a very politically charged story but Levine manages to humanize both sides and offers us a lot to think about. Fantastic!
“A Handful of Dust” by Harry Shannon: Shannon shows just how close the line is between noir and horror—then he crosses it. I loved it!
Anyway, I think you get the picture. I highly recommend this anthology. Go on and read it and find your own favorites.
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