Saturday, March 31, 2012

Charlene Reviews: Star Child and 13 More Twisted Tales by Frank G. Poe, Jr.

ISBN #: 978-0741473608
Page Count: 159
Copyright: March 9, 2012
Publisher: Infinity Publishing


Poe's stories aren't just good reads. They're thought provoking experiences. Poe's introduction, Beyond the Bright Light, as heard on radio is a must read for the curious. Discover what lies beyond and fourteen entertaining tales. Poe delivers another crop of twisted stories. Disturbing, weird and rich with dark humor, his tales examine our relationships, society, religion, and even politics with alternative histories and flat out science fiction. Hags, trolls, djinn, knights, bears, aliens, this book has everything.

Readers sit back and enjoy the wild ride. It's easy to see why reviewers compare Frank to Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe.

Charlene's Review:

Star Child is another collection of short stories I've recently read. This collection is definitely twisted, and varied. With topics such as religion, politics, and head lice, Mr. Poe leaves few topics off-limits. To say that I would not go to dinner at Mr. Poe's house is an understatement, as cannibalism is a theme he returns to. This book was just a bit too dark and macabre for me, but I did enjoy his poem, "Melancholy and the Internet Madness." I also enjoyed reading his bio, which is included in the book.

6% of his royalties will go to MS charities, which is admirable, and he has a positive, albeit "twisted" outlook on life with which, I hope, he fights MS and wins.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review. Although I do not practice cannibalism, you'd probably enjoy dinner at my house for I've been told I'm a very good cook.


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