A Feast of Frights. Book Review

A FEAST OF FRIGHTS FROM THE HORROR ZINE

Edited by Jeani Rector

Horror Zine, p/b –  £10.91. Kindle – £3.24

Reviewed by Rebekah Lunt

I reviewed the previous anthology from the Horror Zine (here) and thought it was a pretty impressive mix. This collection impressed me more, and for different reasons. There is still the same solid mix of horror-based writing from both up-and-coming and established writers; the same eclectic mix of prose, poetry and art; and the same coherence as a collection, but this time round there are a few extras worthy of comment.

The extras this time are:

1, in the form of a better structure – with hindsight, I prefer this collection’s structure of more discrete sections, as it allows a ‘rhythm’ or flow to build which was otherwise liable to become interrupted in the previous book due to the more (seemingly) random intermixing of the formats;

2, I think the art in this anthology is generally stronger;

3, there is an inclusion of a substantial section of author interviews and articles.

All the things I said last time are true of this collection too – particularly that this too would make a great set of reads for the commuting horror-fan. Hopefully Jeani and the folks at Horror Zine will continue to release these anthologies, especially because they help us keep our fingers on the quickening pulse of horror fiction.

About Phil Lunt (907 Articles)
<p>Hailing from the rain-sodden, North Western wastelands of England, Phil has dabbled in many an arcane vocation. From rock-star to conveyor-belt scraper at a bread factory, ‘Dairy Logistics Technician’ to world’s worst waiter.</p> <p>He’s currently a freelance designer, actor, sometime writer/editor and Chair of the British Fantasy Society. He is on the Global Frequency and is still considering becoming an astronaut when he grows up.</p>

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