Sunday, July 10, 2011

Books read in 2011: No. 36 - Temple of Strays

Temple of Straysby R. Thomas Riley

Started: July 10
Finished: July 10

Notes: I first heard about this tale a couple of weeks ago over at the Apex Publications blog. The author had written an article about this story, about how he had never been able to make a sale with it because editors found it too disturbing (there's more to it than that, of course, but I'm simplifying). Well, that interested me. I've got one or two horror short stories that I've never been able to sell for the same reasons, stories which I've considered self publishing, but to be honest, I'm not sure I want my name attached to them. Ha! So, I was drawn to this tale. Let's see if it can shake me up a little.

Mini review: This is one of those stories that reinforces the idea that you should never, never, ever, never, ever go into the wilds anywhere anyhow ... without packing a firearm. Preferably, several firearms. At least one for each adult. If you cannot tolerate horror fiction in which there is no happy ending, in which violence occurs to children and animals, then you should stay far away from this tale. Me? I giggled.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

I like that title quite a lot. I've got a story like that too, which I'd have to publish under a pseudonym.