06 September 2011
On The Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) By Franz Mier ~ John Connolly
Short Story ... an inexpensive Kindle download
Connolly doing creepy rather than crime.
Should short stories be sold in an anthology? Is this a way for Amazon to make more money by selling short stories one at a time ... and it was only 99c? Or is it a way for Amazon to introduce a writer to a new market?
I have read Connolly’s “creepy” writing before though his crime novels also have a high level of supernatural creepiness. My fav Connolly (The Book of Lost Things) is not one of his crime series. I have a “creepy” anthology (Nocturnes) and, as with most anthologies, you love some and hate some.
So the positive about this was that is was cheap download and, as opposed to the love-some-hate-some of a collection, this stand alone was a good creepy read. He manages sinister very well and this was suitably dark.
It reminds me of one of those good old spine-tinglers that cuz Jan used to read to us when we were young (Poe? Saki?)