“It’s pages contain enough ethereal pleasures to please the palates of even the most persnickety of pundits. The rest of us will find it very tasty indeed.”
Author: Michael J. Clarke
Author refers to story as “Rosemary’s Baby meets The West Wing.”
We’re fans of challenging stories that make the reader work to understand them as long as it’s not impossible to achieve that comprehension.
You will believe this is Snake Plissken. He talks and acts exactly the same. Fans of the classic film will love this book. Those who have heard of the legend of Snake Plissken, but perhaps are too young to have experienced it, can read this book and find out what all the fuss is about.
Appropriately enough, the anthology opens with “The Red-Headed Dead” by Joe R. Lansdale, an eerie tale of a cemetery battle between the Reverend Jebediah Mercer (the main protagonist in Dead In the West) and a vicious vampire. It’s a chilling yarn that serves as a good introduction to the character of Mercer, a Western version of Robert E. Howard’s supernatural pilgrim crusader Solomon Kane.