Thursday, January 9, 2014

What the Dark Brings

Author ~ Edward Lorn
Publisher ~ Edward Lorn
Published ~ 17 October 2012
Genre ~ Horror/Anthology
Pages ~ 145

*Book source ~ Picked up for free on Amazon.

My Rating ~ 4 bites out of 5

A horror anthology filled with 22 short stories. Starting off with a deceptively light sweet taste Edward Lorn takes us by the hand and leads us with a knowing smirk down into the dark and dank pits of hell with each story darker than the previous. Except for the last story. Yes, it is sinister and bad things happen, but I consider it more of a paranormal/horror hybrid. It was nice to climb out of the pit and shake the dark from my feet as I finished World’s Greatest Dad on a note of hope.

Literary Sweets ~ Not bad if you don’t mind the results. And are they permanent?
A Friendly Reminder ~ I didn’t really get this one.
The Monitor ~ Now, this I loved.
The Southbound Triple-Six ~ Oh, my.
Nothing is Out to There to Get You ~ If Jaws didn’t make you scared of the ocean then this one will.
Up on the Rooftop ~ You never know what you’re capable of until you do something really stupid or have incredibly bad luck.
A Purchase of Titanic Proportions ~ This is downright creepy!
The Land of Her ~ I have no words.
What the Dark Brings ~ No more basements for me.
That Thing About a Picture and a Thousand Words ~ Reminds me of Twilight Zone
Smitten ~ Red-neck zombie love. Ugh.
Machinations ~ Dafuq did I just read?
He Who Laughs Last ~ Now, this. This is disturbing. And Chucklers? Is this going where I think it’s going?
The Attraction ~ See? This is why I never go into those things.
He’s Got Issues ~ Hoarders. I can’t…I don’t…ugh.
Sissy ~ Holy shit! Thanks for ruining cherry pie for me. *shudders*
Holes ~ No. Just no.
The Kissing Booth ~ I like. Gross, but very imaginative.
Come to Jesus Meeting ~ Great. Now even statues are off limits.
An Affair to Remember ~ Payback is a bitch.
Snuggles ~ *shudders*
World’s Greatest Dad ~ My favorite story.


  1. Sounds like one interesting anthology!! I'm a bit of a scaredy-cat, but I've been reading more "scary" things lately. This sounds intriguing.

    1. I'm not a fan of horror movies. I never watch them. So I never really read horror until I read Edward Lorn's 'Hope for the Wicked.' It's all his fault I read more horror now. lol

  2. You know what I love? The fact that I never tell anyone what kind of "pie" Sissy loves so much, but everyone thinks cherry. ;)

    1. I don't think it's an actual pie at all! Not one that humans would eat anyway. But it's red! So that leads to thoughts of cherry pie. lol Thanks for the current disturbing dreams, E. I know you're, dare I say it?...Chuckling.

  3. Jeff and I both are... chuckling, that is. ;)

  4. Ok your review made me giggle..loved all the short reviews of each title!!!

    1. lol I sat there and wondered, 'How am I going to write a review for each story. There's too many and they're short.' Then I was just jotting down a quick thought about each and figured that would work. Glad you liked. :)

  5. I had fun reading this review! My favorite "Machinations ~ Dafuq did I just read?" LOL and I'm curious about the basements... I may put this on the nightstand for some fun short reads.

    1. Oh yeah, that one. O.O LOL If you like horror then I suggest this one. Since they are short you can just nibble a bit. Or if you're in the mood you can gobble them all down. :)