So, more end-of-the-year accolades continue to come in. My horror collection, Little Deaths, has made John Milton’s list of the 5 best books he’s read this year. John is one of the book reviewers over at AndyErupts, a fantastic UK horror site. If you’ve not bookmarked it, you should.
Anyway, here’s what John says about Little Deaths:
“Before 2012, I’d never heard of American author John F.D.Taff until I read his short story Cold Calls in Best New Vampire Tales Vol I. After that, I had no hesitation in picking up Taff’s collection of his own short stories,Little Deaths. The tales contained therein, much like the author himself, are quite unique and don’t rely on horror archetypes in the traditional sense, no mean feat in and of itself. Taff’s range of storytelling is ably demonstrated in Little Deaths with some of the highlights for me being: Here, a touching story, despite being a horror yarn; The Mellified Man, a modern day fairytale with more than a hint of The Twilight Zone about it; and Box of Rocks, a short sharp shock of a read that had tremendous impact on me.”
John also goes on to note a few other worthy books of the year, two of which (Horror for Good and Best New Werewolf Tales, Vol. 1) I also have stories in. Go here to read all of John’s review…also a few of the worst books of the year. I agree with his assessment of The Passage…just couldn’t get into it…and that was more than halfway through it!
Might be a good time to get these books whilst you have some Christmas cash still left!