Land of Bones – Glenn Rolfe
Land of Bones is a collection of horror stories that stimulate and provoke the imagination to go beyond the scenarios painted. Fourteen short stories combine to create an impressive compendium of treats that are well written and have the ability to capture such moving and scary images as tales of despair and terror unfold.
You know that when reading a collection of horror stories, bad shit is coming, but what is remarkable about the writing from Glenn Rolfe, is the creativity and excellent delivery of each tale. The horror isn’t just blood and gore, but emotional turmoil, with a wide-ranging mix of stories involving monsters, natural disasters, viruses, animals gone bad, people gone bad and supernatural meddling. All situations have a sense of dread – nothing will ever be the same again, assuming you live.
Some of the stories are very short and there is one relatively long story that consumes over 40% of the book. The dialogue is really absorbing and adds to the rounded and complete telling of each tale and ensures the maximum impact is achieved from each literary mouthful.
If you enjoy short stories then I would highly recommend this book and I find reading a book like this is a great companion to have when you can only muster shorter reading times during the day. Like, when you should be preparing for a meeting at work. 😉
I would like to thank Glenn Rolfe for providing me with a free copy of his book in return for an honest review.