Oddities & Entities
"THERE'S MORE TO THIS WORLD THAN FLESH AND BONE." Set in the mysterious space between the everyday world and an existence just beyond reach, "Oddities & Entities" traces a path through the supernatural, the paranormal, and the speculative. With moments of horror, dark humor, and philosophical... show more
"THERE'S MORE TO THIS WORLD THAN FLESH AND BONE." Set in the mysterious space between the everyday world and an existence just beyond reach, "Oddities & Entities" traces a path through the supernatural, the paranormal, and the speculative. With moments of horror, dark humor, and philosophical transcendence, these tales explore a definition of life beyond the fragile vessel of the human body."Oddities and Entities" is a collection of six tales bordering on the paranormal/supernatural genres. The stories are thematically linked and explore the definition of life beyond the fragile vessel of the human body. "Oddities and Entities" consists of: 'Boneview', in which a young woman struggles to balance her ability to see through people with the presence of a supernatural creature in her life; 'Shift/Change', in which a hospital worker struggles to regain his memory as he is confronted by a series of desperate people (this story was previously published in the July 2010 issue of 'Aphelion'); 'My Other Me', in which a lonely college student finds himself displaced from his body by his alter ego; 'Gray', in which a frustrated man is stunned to discover a little creature has been living in his head; 'Elmer Phelps', in which a brother and sister find themselves linked in a strange reality by a bat bite in their youth; and lastly, 'Appendage', in which a cynical mercenary is hired by his son to protect a research lab on the verge of a stunning discovery.Bronze Medalist, Horror, 2012 Readers Favorite Book of the Year AwardsFinalist, Paranormal, 2012 Readers Favorite Book of the Year Awards
Publish date: March 1st 2012
Publisher: All Things That Matter Press
Pages no: 268
Edition language: English
I was hoping I was going to like this anthology of horror stories. Out of all of the stories included in Oddities & Entities, I think I only really liked the first two. The stories are well written, they just weren't my style. I really liked "Shift/Change". It was creepy with a great twist in the ...
I have to say that I'm generally a fan of short story collections. There's something about enjoying a bite-sized piece of fiction that is thoroughly satisfying. I was excited to immerse myself in the world of Oddities & Entities, and curious what Roland Allnach had to offer me.This collection is a b...
Short story collections are generally hit-or-miss. When you get right down to it, they're only as good as their strongest entry, or as bad as their weakest. Oddly, with one or two notable exceptions, Oddities & Entities is one collection that was largely even all the way through - not exactly stella...