Mama s Boy and Other Dark Tales Nothing good comes of the closest ties in Mama s Boy and Other Dark Tales the new collection from Fran Friel and Apex Publications Things can go especially awry when the tie in question is the one bi

  • Title: Mama's Boy and Other Dark Tales
  • Author: Fran Friel Braunbeck Gary A.
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  • Page: 120
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Nothing good comes of the closest ties in Mama s Boy and Other Dark Tales, the new collection from Fran Friel and Apex Publications Things can go especially awry when the tie in question is the one binding mother and son This collection contains 14 tales, including the Stoker Award nominated novella Mama s Boy.

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    1. I only know Fran Friel personally in a 21st century way. Having interacted with her for years on various message boards, websites and e-mail. As soon as Apex Publications published her collection of stories I was sold. Apex is one of the most respected magazines publishing dark fiction of the last decade. It took me a little while to seek out this book, remember this is a independent press, we independent press authors have to rely on our online presence since borders or Barnes and Nobles are no [...]

    2. I'd heard a lot about this book, and who can be surprised? The featured novella was Bram Stoker nominated was this entire collection the following year, just missing out to Stephen King, who you might have heard of.But does it live up to the hype?I have to sayI think so. Granted, Fran has a more subtle style then the short fiction I tend to read (Laymon, Little, Ketchum, etc) and indeed, then I tend to write. Things might be light on the gore front for some tastes, but this collection does exact [...]

    3. Fran Friel has been carving her way into the horror genre for the past few years, and while she can get the chills going just fine, I was most impressed by her use of humor. The short back-to-back 'food'-themed entries, GRAVY PURSUITS and MASHED, are both fine examples of humorous horror done right (something this reviewer admires and is constantly on the lookout for).While I enjoyed Friel's novella, MAMA'S BOY, I believe the highlight here is the nearly-as-lengthy FINE PRINT, which puts a surpr [...]

    4. Fran Friel is going to make you shudder. And cringe. And look over your shoulder. And when she’s done doing all those things a master dark scribe should do, she’s going to make you cry. Yes, reading the talented New Englander’s Mama’s Boy and Other Dark Tales – a collection of fourteen shorts ranging in size from flash fiction to novella - is like a therapy session. One can almost see the motherly Friel perched Dianne Wiest-style in her comfy armchair, pen poised over notepad as she ex [...]

    5. Okay, so I should take one star off for the danglers in a few of the stories, given my editor personality. But the stories are raw, often nasty, and not at all shy, and I really like that in my Horror reading. The title novella, especially, is chilling--and that, without any more powerful otherworldly element than its subject's distorted, psychopathic brain. Not for the squeamish, to be sure, but if you're a Horror fan, it's a fine and icky collection. Contains twisted violence, sex, and all tha [...]

    6. If you don't want the voice of a serial killer popping into your mind long after you've put the book aside, this may not be a good choice for you. On the other hand, if you can dwell with the dark side, don't miss following Friel into that murky dimension where the mundane becomes malevolent. You'll never look at dust bunnies and mashed potatoes the same way again.

    7. Don’t let the first story in Fran Friel’s collection, Mama’s Boy and Other Dark Tales, deceive you into thinking this is some sort of “Horror Lite” book. The first story, “Beach of Dreams,” is a surreal, exotic taleFull review at The Fix: thefix-online/reviews/mama

    8. Pure psychological horror. I loved it. Any horror fan would find a story to thrill them in this great collection of shorts. A must read!

    9. I'd never heard of this author until I picked this anthology. The title sounded interesting, and since I love horror in almost all its forms, I thought it'd be a great way to be introduced to her work. Friel is a solid writer: she won't knock you off your feet with stunning prose, but she avoids a lot of the most common writer pitfalls, and has a healthy knowledge of what is scary, repulsive, and creepy. (Also, her humble and hilarious story notes are worth the read!)You'll find a bit of everyth [...]

    10. A dark and eclectic collection of short stories, novellas, flash fiction and poetry - Bram Stoker Finalist in 2008.

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