Book Review – A-Z of Horror by Iain Rob Wright
First published, 2016
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
As near a complete collection of horror stories as you’ll find, the stories and their subjects range from the Antichrist to Zion, with all manner of beasties and open sores in between. The writing is strong, and the voice individual. I didn’t lose interest for a moment, each story was fascinating and unique. It must be hard in a collection of this sort not to veer between close subjects and just sort of tell the same story from a different angle. None of that here.
I was a little perplexed by the self-insert of the author into a stalking story. Though, I imagine the intention was to discombobulate the reader in order to better identify with the author-character and his sudden introduction to a stalker. In which case, he succeeded with aplomb. A couple of spelling errors which I’m sure are only noticeable to me, because sadly, that’s who I am. Heck of a lot of eye-rolling (twenty-five instances by my count) but I think that was nicely balanced out by all the mutilations. Three excellent bonus stories by guest authors, as well as a urinary tract infection. What else do you need?