i follow K.Z. Morano through her blog and that’s how I discovered her writing. she really is something special and I knew this book is going to be great! 100 Nightmares is a book with more than 50 (I counted) artworks with very chilling concepts related to the stories. you can really see the careful efforts made in creating the book and as a reader I appreciate that.
as for the writing, well it’s spectacular as always! I never expected anything less. Morano possesses such great skill in condensing massive mind-boggling concepts into a few very well-chosen words.
there are fractured fairy tales and they’re my absolute favorites. I’ve read dark fairy tales before but nothing like these. none of the stories were predictable. It’s so hard t tell how this author’s mind works or where she gets the ideas from.
There are so many aspects to her writing. stories inside like “The Collector” disturb, stories like “They Hired a Piper” punch you in the gut, tales like “Spring Finally Came” baffles the mind, pieces like Filth Eater make you laugh (a sinister laugh). But stories like “It’s Cold in Hell”, wow, how they LINGER.
if you’re a fan of horror and think you’ve been desensitized, ha! I highly recommend this book.
The ideas are fresh, the writing is bold and the writer’s voice is very unique.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)