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Thursday, April 14, 2011

review: day terrors edited by Kfir Luzzatto and Dru Pagliassotti

I don't know enough about daytime, I think, to say anything. - Melissa Joan Hart

Day Terrors
when dusk falls and the night seems to speak of unimaginable things, would we dare seek out the shadows and see what's behind? or would we rather ensconce ourselves within the four well-lit walls of our homes and feel secure in the fact that we are safe from the dark?
what if there is nothing to fear in the dark as long as we let things be. what if the terrors of the night are just an illusion. what if it is the unspeakable things in the light of day that we should really be cautious of. 
the premise behind this anthology is just that. the events in the twenty-one tales happen in broad daylight - from the chilling and shocking first statement of the opening story Ataraxia by Scott Brendel to the final sentence of the last story Sands of Time by E.C. Seaman.
i love all the stories and it is hard to choose which ones are my favorites because each offers something different or something new.
aside from authors Harper Hull who wrote Daddy Long Legs (it is not an arachnid mind you!) and Aaron Polson with his Sea of Green, Sea of Gold ( now i know why we really should follow those signs that say "keep of the grass"), this is the first time i encountered the works of the rest of the contributing writers. now that i have sampled their writing, they will be on my watch list.
readers and fans of dark fantasy will embrace this collection and realize once more that that which is visible and ordinary can be more frightening and deadly than that which is hidden.
in Day Terrors, there is no escaping the light. if we think we are safe, we should consider ourselves naive or fools.

*Day Terrors is available at Amazon (paperback and Kindle) and at Barnes & Noble (paperback). for more information, please visit The Harrow Press at http://theharrowpress.com/day-terrors/

my personal rating is: 

Day Terrors may contain material not suitable for younger readers 17 & under

Disclosure of Material Connection: i received a copy of Day Terrors from the anthology editor himself. i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was i obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. 

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