Thursday, 5 December 2013

URBAN FANTASY SHORT STORY COMPENDIUM REVIEW: End of the Road - Ed. Jonathan Oliver

Release Date: 05/12/13
Publisher:  Solaris

SYNOPSIS:

An incredible anthology of orginal short stories by an exciting list of writers including the bestselling author philip Reeve and the World Fantasy award-winning Lavie Tidhar.

Each step will lead you closer to your destination, but who, or what, can you expect to meet at journey’s end? Here are stories of misfits, spectral hitch-hikers, nightmare travel tales and the rogues, freaks and monsters to be found on the road. the critically acclaimed editor of Magic, End of The Line and House of Fear has brought together the contemporary masters and mistresses of the weird from around the globe in an anthology of travel tales like no other. Strap on your seatbelt, shoulder your backpack, or wait for that next ride... into darkness.


REVIEW:

Short Urban Fantasy stories are a joy for the modern commuter. It’s a great way to not only try authors you’ve either not heard of before or been unsure to try because of the tight finances and a wonderful way to have something a little different every few pages.

The stories within are wonderfully woven with each giving the reader something take away from their reading session. And whilst everyone will have their own favourite (my own was Adam Nevills) all round will generate something that you will love with each conclusion. All round a great piece of fun and definitely something to share with the house bookworm if they love UF. Magic.

1 comment:

Bob Milne said...

I'm about halfway through the collection right now. A few weaker stories early on, but it really hit its stride.