The Isaiah Coleridge Series REVIEW, by The Horror Hypothesis
”I was Oppenheimer’s dread in microcosm, a miniature atom bomb. A destroyer of small things. Not worlds, nothing so grand, but individual bodies, individual lives. In little more than a week I’d crossed purposes with mercenaries, gangsters, white supremacists, hillbilly moonshiners, gangbangers, and Feds. Blood had spilled. As ever, blood was the currency of my existence. Blood was the standard” -Laird Barron
Do you want to know how long it took for me...
Have you ever had one of those days when you swear that one more uninvited human interaction may make you unravel? Where you know that the employee selling miniature drones at the shopping mall is just doing their job but, if that drone is still following you 10 feet from now, you may just snatch it out of the air and shove it down their throat?
Mike Roberts is having one of those days.
The streets of Boston are filled with homeless people asking for your spare change. Eventually, these faces...
I shall now without the aid of a net or any type of safety device, craft a list of thirty of my favorite short stories. Presented in a stunningly built list of no particular ranking or order.
I will not include many stories by authors/writers who are biggies: King, Lansdale, McCammon, etc. We all know their names and have no doubt read many of their stories.
I want to hip you to stuff you might not know about.
I will instead choose to focus on more out of mainstream offerings...
- Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, by Herman Melville (1851)
- Songs of Innocence and of Experience Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul, by William Blake (1794)
- Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Shelley (1818)
- To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf (1927)
- Paradise Lost, by John Milton (1667)