You Shall Never Know Security
For years, J.R.'s stories have been acclaimed throughout the underground horror world. These are stories that challenge expectations and reject the staid conventions of the genre. These are stories that don't compromise. These are stories that, in the finest tradition of H.P. Lovecraft, Thomas... show more
For years, J.R.'s stories have been acclaimed throughout the underground horror world. These are stories that challenge expectations and reject the staid conventions of the genre. These are stories that don't compromise. These are stories that, in the finest tradition of H.P. Lovecraft, Thomas Ligotti, T.E.D. Klein, and Dennis Etchison, articulate what you've always suspected: that life is a losing proposition. For the first time, after much demand, J.R's surviving stories have been collected in one anthology.
Publish date: 2011
Publisher: West Pigeon Press
Pages no: 263
Edition language: English
This book is a kick ass collection of weird and dark stories. In the very best tradition of weird tales, Robert Aickman and Thomas Ligotti among them, this collection stands tall. There's some nihilism here, there's some Lovecraftian angles here and then almost smack dab in the middle, there's som...
Overall, I liked most of the stories in this collection. I found them more bizarre than anything else; weird but not scary or disturbing. I wish some of the stories were more detailed and more deranged.
Here's something else that bothers me about this whole thing that Hamantaschen has done - there doesn't seem to be any charm or actual enjoyment that feels as though it has been put into what he has created at all. And, I mean, what could possibly be the motive in getting this published, in its wo...
And where was I? Oh, right: Hamantaschen is to sincerity what I am to a Christian lady who means well and thinks that she is standing up for the right to free speech when she says that she supports a millionaire who openly hates the gays and belittles African American history and who made his for...
Do you THINK I enjoy being the rainer of parades? Must I always be the one who has to tell the emperor that he is naked, out of sheer respect for him as a fellow human being with hopes and aspirations for the expansion of his skills as a creator? Well, yes, I suppose that this is why I want to b...