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Scott Nicholson is author of seven novels, including THE RED CHURCH, SPEED DATING WITH THE DEAD, DRUMMER BOY, and THE SKULL RING. Other books include the novellas BURIAL TO FOLLOW and TRANSPARENT LOVERS and the story collections ASHES, THE FIRST, and FLOWERS. He also writes screenplays and children's books. Nicholson lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
on March 02, 2011 :
First, this comes across as an excellent anthology. All of the stories are well written with just the right amount of creepy. So why do I only give it three stars?
Two reasons: The most important reason is that two of the short stories appear to be rewrites taken from a slightly different point of view, and that POV is from the same zombie.
I have enjoyed a few stories that were from the point of view of the zombie, but this combined with the repetition just didn't sit well with me. My understanding is that each story in an anthology should be different.
The second is the inclusion of part of a graphic novel script. I'm not going to fault Mr. Nicholson for using this his ebook to promote or ask for contributions for another project. Certainly, I think it's a wonderful idea that I may copy one day. I just don't like how the script format gets mangled by most ebook formats. This is the best I've seen so far, but still, I did not like it.
Still very good stories, very good writing. I'll be looking to acquire more from Mr. Nicholson in the future.
(reviewed 33 days after purchase)