A Feast of Flesh: Tales of Zombies, Monsters, and Demons

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Tales of undead fiends, bloodthirsty monsters, and hideous nightmare-ghouls waiting to rend and tear human flesh... More

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Words: 24,350
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465883889
About Aaron Polson

Aaron Polson lives in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife, half dozen children, and the first half of the Benjamin/Franklin dog duo. Aaron's stories have been reprinted in The Best of Every Day Fiction 2009 and 2010, listed as a recommended read by Tangent Online, received honorable mention in the storySouth Million Writers Award and Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year. Aaron prefers ketchup with his beans and enjoys musical theater. You can visit him online at www.aaronpolson.net.

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Review by: Elizabeth Miller on Dec. 16, 2012 :
Wonderful anthology. Every story is very readable and should give you a good case of the willies if read after dark. A great way to spend an hour or two in front of the fire.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Katy Sozaeva on Dec. 02, 2011 :
This short-story anthology is full of some of the best dark horror I've read in a long time - the descriptions are lush and just amazingly wrought, and the stories sent shivers up my spine. Polson is indeed a master of flash fiction, and a master of the horror genre as well. Highly recommended for fans of horror and dark fiction.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Emily Tuley on Oct. 17, 2011 :
As always I love Aaron Polson's work. From the first set of short stories I had the privilege of reading to this collection as well. They are all well written and thought out even the poetry was good and gets your imagination going as you finish the stories within your mind. It's the time of year that we all look for a good scary story to share and to enjoy. This was by far no let down.

From Cargo to the very last page of Down There. I kept turning the page and feeling those eerie creepy feelings when it's late at night and your the only one up in your house even the feeling that your not alone. It was wonderful fear tempting read and I think on a rainy night or a good campfire these tails would be some of the best to share with family and friends if you want a nice fright.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Deb Novack on Oct. 15, 2011 : (no rating)
If you like stories of Zombies and stories of horror and undead this is the short story collection for you. Although there are only 10 stories they are well written and they did not take the blood and gore over the top. So curl up on the sofa on a cold rainy night and have a good read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Doskoi Panda on Sep. 27, 2011 :
Short(60 pages), short horror story collection with a main focus on zombies (though there are other horrors as well.) Though all ten stories are good, I would call these four the best and most polished: Tesoro's Magic; The Distillery; Sea of Green, Sea of Gold; and Down There. They remind me of some of Stephen King's early short stories in that they are well paced, tightly written and allow an eerie sense of dread to seep into your bones.

In Cargo, we see a glimpse of the life of a man who hauls the corpses of the "ruined ones" to a pit for his keep in a settlement;
Tesoro's Magic depicts a soldier home after surviving what should have been a fatal shooting; The Way of Things in Fly Over Country is a coming of age tale in a post-zombie agricultural community; Former Vocations is a poem examining the relationship between career in life and... after; The Distillery recounts a live child born in a "grey man" over-run slum tenement; In the Primal Library shows why imaginative boys should be supervised when reading National Geographic; Familiar Faces a zombie tale of the ever-hungry dead; Sea of Green, Sea of Gold is a tale like the Irish féar gortach with a twist; Bona Fide King of His Realm is a creeping horror featuring that nightcrawling favourite of fisherman; and Down There is an excellent dreadful about the desire to be whole again.

All in all a great, collection of horror that doesn't veer to the extraneous gore or unsubtle shock tactics of lesser writers.

Review copy supplied to me by the author as part of LibraryThing's Member Giveaway program.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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