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Saturday, November 23, 2013

3.5 on the Masq Scale. A Menu of Death by @LucyPireel #horror #bookreview




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A Menu of Death 



Written by
Lucy Pireel


Genre: Horror, Dark Fantasy


Book Synopsis


Underneath the veneer of humanity lies a darkness. A Menu of Death is a collection of eight short stories that explore what is hidden. 

Would you do what it takes to obtain your darkest desires? 

Wishes gone wrong, unhealthy obsessions, and cravings to satiate. 

A Menu of Death will take you on a blood-curdling journey that you may not survive.



Walki's Review


Contrary to a popular belief among my friends, Horror is not my favourite genre. I am curious about vampires and werewolves, and their interpretations. Mostly, I am interested in the characters and how they develop. In horror short stories, there isn't always room for character development, so these writings are likely to be more focused on action/s and its/their consequences.

In 'A Menu of Death' Lucy Pireel's offerings are diverse and dwelling on revenge, experiment, haunting, wishes. While the themes are simple enough, the writing is fluid and easy to follow. What I found there is a karmic lesson, not just the "Be careful what you wish for", but also "Be careful how you treat people".

A Dollar's Worth' could be the best example of this collection, with a final twist, which is even more twisted because of its simplicity. But maybe this is what horror is about: take something simple from daily reality, and twist it until it bleeds.

Review Disclaimer: Book provided in exchange for an honest review.

Content Disclaimer: Marked mature due to theme.

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