Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Shadows of the Emerald City

If you have $2.99 and are itching for an ebook, you must go purchase "Shadows of the Emerald City. It's that good.

I confess that I own the paperback, which I purchased from the Northern Frights Publishings's booth at Edmonton's Pure Spec convention in October. So, I'm cheating just a tiny bit here. However, the words are all the same and, at that $2.99, you just can't go wrong with this book.

I'm not a Wizard of Oz fan and I'm really not a horror/twisted dark fiction fan. So, when I say that I felt this was well-written, well-compiled, and well-edited, you are hearing this from a non-fan of the genre. There were a few stories I had to stop reading; otherwise, I'd need to sleep with the lights on for a week. And yet, I felt compelled to still give the next story a try. I found myself pushing my own limits in the genre because I enjoyed the short stories in this so much.

I'm so happy to see a new publisher really pushing the limits by putting out this anthology. It's outstanding. It's creepy. It's twisted. And it will change your view of Oz forever.