Sunday, December 22, 2019

Vampiro and Other Strange Tales of the Macabre by Kevin J. Kennedy

I received this book to give an honest review.

48452117. sy475 Title: Vampiro and Other Strange Tales of the Macabre
Author: Kevin J. Kennedy's
Pages: 93

After the success of Kennedy’s first collection, Dark Thoughts, he brings you Vampiro and Other Strange Tales of the Macabre. This one contains stories inspired by TV shows from his youth, such as ‘Tales from the Crypt,’ ‘Eerie India,’ ‘The Twilight Zone’ & ‘The Outer Limits.’ Inside, you will find tales of a carnival vampire, a town overtaken by a special kind of Easter bunnies, tales of the insane, a journey through Hell at Christmas time, and many other shorts to make your hair stand on end. Some are funny, some are gross and some touch upon the evil of your fellow man.
Come and join us, but be warned… you may never want to leave.


These stories were different and unique. There was maybe one or two that I didn't enjoy as much, but that is to be expected at times. If you are looking for a good quick read something that you can read in an afternoon then this would be it. The stories are short and will hold your interest. There was one story that used a certain dialect that had me wondering what the characters meant when they said it. So if anyone knows please feel free to tell me. "Ye better no f**kin' grass on us, ya c**t!" I assume that means not to rat but I could be wrong.
On the story with the vampire at the circus, I wanted to know more about that clown that was built like a tank it seemed. I felt that there was more that could have been added to that story, even if it was just a little bit. 
I normally always try to find a quote that I like within a book and this book had my favorite one. "I can barely stand any-fu**king-one. God only knows how he tolerated billions of us."

Kevin J Kennedy is a horror author & editor from Scotland. He is the co-author of You Only Get One Shot, Screechers and has a solo collection available called Dark Thoughts. He is also the publisher of several bestselling 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 lives in a small town in Scotland, with his wife and his two little cats, Carlito and Ariel.
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