Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Garden of Fiends: Tales of Addiction Horror

Garden of Fiends: Tales of Addiction is a great anthology! This anthology is balanced well. Each author holds their own weight. These stories will leave you thinking long after you have read the last page. Garden of Fiends is a ferocious read. Within these pages, people go to great lengths to satisfy their addiction cravings. Addiction comes in many forms and this anthology explores them. 

Kealan Patrick Burke kicks things off with A Wicked Thirst. A man will stop at nothing to quench his thirst for alcohol. A damn fine story and a helluva way to start this anthology!
5/5 stars!

The One in the Middle by Jessica McHugh is a futuristic story. A man is addicted to a drug that is best experienced when you inject it into your testicles. It costs a fortune and body parts can be used as currency to pay for it. Awesome story!
5/5 stars!

First, Bite Just a Finger by Johann Thorsson is an excellent flash fiction story. A lady goes to a party and watches a guy eat his own finger, so she tries it. She is soon hooked. 
5/5 stars!

Last Call by John FD Taff is crazy! It is a story of alcoholism and sins of the father. A man gets a cure for his alcoholism, but it comes with a huge price.
5/5 stars!

Torment of the Fallen by Glen Krisch is about a man with demons and an addiction. That ending was superb! I want to read more of his work. 
5/5 stars!

Everywhere You've Bled and Everywhere You Will by Max Booth III is disgusting is all the right ways. I was thoroughly grossed out! It is both humorous and disturbing. I will definitely have to read his other work.
5/5 stars!

Returns by Jack Ketchum is a great story. A helluva haunting. I couldn't stop laughing at the couple's dialogue. There's nothing like a bickering couple in a story. The approach the author takes with this story makes it even better.
5/5 stars!

Overall, this anthology is great! There could have been one or two more flash fiction pieces to even things out. The lone flash fiction piece seemed a little out of place. All the stories are top notch, though. I will definitely check out the other work by these authors. This anthology is dark and eerie. These stories make you look at addiction in a whole new way. The cover is badass too!

I highly recommend this anthology to fans of horror!

5/5 stars!

No comments:

Post a Comment