Reviewed for Great Minds Think Aloud
The Pallor of Death & Other Stories by Amanda Lawrence Auverigne
“The Pallor of Death and Other Stories” is a collection of ten short stories by author Amanda Lawrence Auverigne. I would classify this set in the category of “the New Weird.” Yes, there is horror; yes, there is Paranormal and Supernatural. Vampires and werewolves appear in some of the stories-so do insane killers who in some way remind me of some of the classic madman tales of the 1950’s. Some of the stories take place on a college campus, others do not. If I had to pick favourites, mine would be “Land Line,” and “Raid,” both of which make the horror and the terror very close and up front, before exploding into bizarre denouement. These stories are all very fast-paced, and the reader will be through them almost before realizing it; and then comes the looking over the shoulder, checking to make sure the doors are locked and the alarm system is on.
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