Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Best Horror of the Year 2 - Ellen Datlow

Somewhat disappointing at around 3.25 for fiction quality, especially for a Year's Best.

However, the format is good - with the ever useful summary and Honorable Mentions - and given that anyone can buy this digitally, a useful reference. You are hardly likely to carry around large books like this to browse horror of interest, but ebook, no problem.

DRM free, great price, so very much still worth it.

The highlights are Laird Barron and Steve Duffy. Morris and Johnstone the best of the rest.

Best Horror Of the Year 2 : Lowland Sea - Suzy McKee Charnas
Best Horror Of the Year 2 : The End of Everything - Steve Eller
Best Horror Of the Year 2 : Mrs Midnight - Reggie Oliver
Best Horror Of the Year 2 : each thing I show you is a piece of my death - Gemma Files and Stephen J. Barringer
Best Horror Of the Year 2 : The Nimble Men - Glen Hirshberg
Best Horror Of the Year 2 : What Happens when you wake up in the night - Michael Marshall Smith
Best Horror Of the Year 2 : Wendigo - Micaela Morrissette
Best Horror Of the Year 2 : In the Porches of My Ears - Norman Prentiss
Best Horror Of the Year 2 : Lonegan's Luck - Stephen Graham Jones
Best Horror Of the Year 2 : The Crevasse - Dale Bailey and Nathan Ballingrud
Best Horror Of the Year 2 : The Lion's Den - Steve Duffy
Best Horror Of the Year 2 : Lotophagi - Edward Morris
Best Horror Of the Year 2 : The Gaze Dogs of Nine Waterfall - Kaaron Warren
Best Horror Of the Year 2 : Dead Loss - Carole Johnstone
Best Horror Of the Year 2 : Strappado - Laird Barron
Best Horror Of the Year 2 : The Lammas Worm - Nina Allan
Best Horror Of the Year 2 : Technicolor - John Langan

Red Sweat drink return.

3.5 out of 5


World full of zombies.

3.5 out of 5


Old Essex brain eating.

3 out of 5


Background Man movie kills.

3.5 out of 5


The trees didn't get us.

3 out of 5


Room changes.

3 out of 5


Dinner guests.

3 out of 5


Single movie.

2.5 out of 5


Too dead for buzzards.

3 out of 5


It got the dog.

3.5 out of 5


Loosed cooperation.

4 out of 5


Bearly ancestors.

3.5 out of 5


Vampire dogs too.

3 out of 5


Relict bait.

3.5 out of 5


Blue door or red no acid barrel of laughs.

4 out of 5


Grub birth.

3 out of 5


Prosper-Poe. No.

3 out of 5




3.5 out of 5

No comments: