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A collection of 18 shorts this is easy reading at it’s very finest. But when I say ‘easy’ I don’t mean it isn’t scary, because some of the stories are more than a little disturbing – but that’s what us horror
fans want isn’t it? We don’t want to sleep easy after our bedtime stories -- where’s the thrill in that!?
The opening poem ‘It is a Pleasure to Meet You’ introduces the reader to ‘Nightmare’, and if you’re easily disturbed I’m willing to bet you’ll be meeting your new friend again before you close this book for the final time. Dan Dillard doesn’t dwell on the finer detail but tells the stories in a slick, straight-to-the-point way – none of the stories overstay their welcome. This does mean that occasionally the reader is left feeling as though they have been ushered through the story too quickly, a little like meeting the love of your life at speed dating -- some of these stories are so interesting that I would have liked a little more detail. But this is a book of short stories, and gives us taste of what the author can do -- the very fact it left me wanting more can only be a good thing,
In short, Demons and Other Inconveniences is a creepy, unique, and sometimes humorous peek into the mind of Dan Dillard. Dan – may I recommend a good psychiatrist?!
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