Written By: Tim Waggoner
Published By: Cemetery Dance Publications
Tim Waggoner is one of those authors who can write just about anything, though I’m not sure he’s written any romance. That said, I think his first love is horror and he’s teamed up with Cemetery Dance Publications as part of their Select Series. They’ve gathered many authors and published ebooks containing three to five of the authors favorite stories. Included in the back of the book is the authors comments on why they are their favorites or why they picked those stories to include. It’s a rare glimpse of an authors thoughts on a particular story.
But you didn’t come here to read all that. You want to know about the book and the stories included. Well, they’re horror. And they’re good.
The first story in Tim’s collection is MR. PUNCH. I don’t know how many of you are old enough to remember the Punch and Judy Show, but this story is inspired by that. How would a young boy of ten react to the violence of this puppet show? well, for Mr. Punch, it gave him an idea. A wonderful, awful idea and if you want to know more… read the story. It will have your toes curling.
The second story, THE TONGUE IS THE SWEETEST MEAT. The title itself just conjures up all kinds of EEEWWW responses. And it doesn’t disappoint. A little bit of ghostly interaction, some time travel and what you came for blood, guts, horror.
The third, and sorry Tim’s collection only included three stories, is a little different than the others. THE GREAT OCEAN OF TRUTH is a story about, well, life. About how for all our gains we are all losing the longer we’re here. Okay, that really doesn’t do the story justice and again, you’re going to have to read it. It’s good. The story is written in a style that’s a little off the beaten path, but Tim pulls it off.
This collection is a quick read and a fast tingle, if I can. Tim doesn’t disappoint and the collection will give you a little taste of Tim’s abilities, hoping to leave you wanting more.
Did I like the collection? Yes. And you all know me, I don’t do a lot of actually reading, I still prefer my audiobooks.
Is there anything I didn’t like about the collection? Maybe that it was too short. Really I would have like to read more about MR. Punch, but it’s a short story.
Would I recommend it? For anyone who likes horror. Go get Tim’s book, you won’t regret it. The ebook is currently available at Amazon.