Friday, October 5, 2018

YOUR ARMS AROUND ENTROPY: AND OTHER STORIES by Brian Fatah Steele



I've read THERE IS DARKNESS IN EVERY ROOM by Brian Fatah Steele, so I knew what to expect going into this collection. It didn't disappoint. YOUR ARMS AROUND ENTROPY is a solid collection of cosmic horror. It's filled with twelve disquieting tales of fright. Some of the stories in YOUR ARMS AROUND ENTROPY were hit or miss, though. Since there are twelve stories, I'll only talk about my favorites. 

A Better View is a great story about a young girl, a barn, and the barn's occupant. It's full of sadness and hope. 

Bleak Mathematics is a crazy cool story about an underground rock band influenced by H.P. Lovecraft. Are you worthy enough to make it through this story?

Silent for the Sake of Silence is a creepy story about mimes and the end of the world. It thoroughly frightened me. To be honest, I'm terrified of mimes. 

Those Before the Slumber is an exhilarating thrill ride. I'm still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor. It's an otherworldly tale of love and betrayal. In my opinion, this is the best in the bunch. 

Some of the stories might not have been for me, but for the most part, I dig this collection. There's a wide variety of stories to satisfy any horror reader. It pairs well with the Autumn season and a good beer. 

Most of the stories were previously published, but this is my first time reading them. If you haven't read any of Brian Fatah Steele's work, then you should give this one a go.  

Recommend!

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