Saturday, April 4, 2009

Blood Lite



3 stars

Blood Lite is an anthology of short stories from some of today's most prominent horror writers. The stories in Blood Lite all have a dark humor edge to them which I think makes them more enjoyable than just pure horror. Some of the stories were really good but some were just okay. That's pretty typical of the anthologies I've read. My favorite stories in the book were "Day Off" by Jim Butcher (I'm a huge Dresden Files fan), "Hell in a Handbasket" by Lucien Soulban, "Elvis Presley and the Bloodsucker Blues" by Matt Venne, and "Dear Prudence" by Steven Savile. I was really looking forward to Charlaine Harris' contribution since I like her other work, but I was a bit disappointed with it.

6 comments:

DeSeRt RoSe said...

I was looking forward to Charlaine's story.. was it that bad?! Is it Sookie related? I was really looking forward to reading this book!

Jennifer said...

It's not Sookie related at all. It's not bad. It's okay. I was just expecting a lot more from her.

Laina said...

Cool, that looks good. :)

DeSeRt RoSe said...

I might just read it for the Jim Butcher story when I feel up to it since it's not Sookie related I'm in no hurry :)

BTW, I got an award for you waiting, please come pick it up :)

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Blodeuedd said...

Looks good, but dunno, I have never been a fan of short stories

Penny (aka Yooperchick) said...

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