Saturday, June 22, 2019

Dark Thoughts: A Collection of Horror Stories by Kevin J. Kennedy

I received this book to give an honest review.

45718954Title: Dark Thoughts: A collection of horror stories
Author: Kevin J. Kennedy
Pages: 160

Kevin J. Kennedy has put together some of the horror worlds best selling horror anthologies. Now, for the first time, he has collected together some of his own short stories in the one place. Features a brand new, eight thousand work, tribute story to Richard Laymon's Dark Mountain.

My Rating: 

I love a good horror book and they are really hard to find. In this collection I wouldn't really call the stories scary but they were a bit creepy. On the first story right out of the box I felt like I had read that one before. Not sure where but I remember reading about a double Decker bus and zombies. Each story was different and unique. I have to say there was two stories that had me shaking my head.
The first one was I'll Give Ye Foie Gras, Ya Cunt! I have never in my life thrown up from reading a story before and this one had me at the trash can. I wanted to by pass it once my stomach was like 'girl just stop and move on' yet I wanted to finish it so I could see if the dude lived or not. On this story reader beware. The next story that just honestly wasn't for my liking was the retelling of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz. I guess because it was not how I want to imagine Dorothy and her trio of friends.
Other than those two stories the book was awesome and it was hard to put down once I started. I will plan to read more from this author as he has a great way to tell different stories.

Kevin J Kennedy is a horror author & editor from Scotland. He is the co-author of You Only Get One Shot & Screechers, and the publisher of several best selling anthology series; Collected Horror Shorts, 100 Word Horrors & The Horror Collection as well as the stand alone anthology Carnival of Horror. His stories have been featured in many other notable books in the horror genre. He is an active member of the Horror Writers Association.

He lives in a small town in Lanarkshire, with his wife and his two little cats, Carlito and Ariel.

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