A Garden Fed by Lightning

A Garden Fed by Lightning I won this book via Goodreads Firstreads Giveaway I received a paperback copy. Marshall Moore S Short Fiction Is Propelled By A Scathing Wit And A Dark Imagination, And He Does Not Shy Away From Taking Readers Down Roads That Are Less Traveled And Rarely Even Mapped In The Title Story, A Con Man Cons A Beguiling Con Artist Or Does He In Grape Night, A New Arrival In Hong Kong Enjoys The Pleasures And Terrors Of A Wine Tasting Party With Visiting Gods From The Greek Pantheon In Underground, The Minotaurs Who Secretly Control Urban Life Welcome A New Member Of Their Bloodthirsty Elite And In Cambodia, A Country S Genocidal Past And Its Cosmopolitan Present Collide Atop A Ruined Temple In A Garden Fed By Lightning, As In His Two Previous Short Story Collections, Moore Spans Multiple Genres Of Fiction And Subverts Them All I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway, sorry it took me so long to read, the holidays really threw me off scheduled The stories cover a wide array of topics, from The dark side of the moon to a wine tasting party with the Greek gods, to balloon partiesShort, and easy to read, there s bound to be something you enjoy. This collection of short stories left me reeling I wasn t sure what to expect going in, and I was definitely not prepared for the rich, dark, and quirky stories that awaited me After the first few stories, I became familiar with Moore s writing and his propensity to twist each story at its end also it feels like he repeats character descriptions , but the subsequent stories I read retained their ability to delight and sometimes shock I suspect that most people who read this book will walk away with at least one of its stories seared onto their imagination. A Garden Fed by Lightning is a fascinating collection of short stories ranging from only slightly odd to full blown horror There s definitely a story that will appeal to everyone There were a few stories that I felt a little indifferent about They were good, and there was nothing wrong with them, but they didn t give me the same oomph of emotion I got from certain other stories I also am having a hard time figuring out my absolute favorite Fetch, the very first story, was really well done It was strange and exciting, and I kind of wish I had my own little doggy in the corner of my computer screen, assisting me in some not so normal ways Underground is probably the most terrifying, for me at least, because minotaurs are scary as all get out I ve always been afraid of strange things as a kid sheep, goat, deer Minotaurs sort of have that vibe going on, and the thought of coming face to face with one and realizing the horrifying truth behind why they re in your city is justno There were also a couple of stories A Balloon Party and The Platinum Scalpel Society that made me go, Uhwhat just happened That s a good thing, by the way Those stories are crazy and fascinating Overall, I really enjoyed A Garden Fed by Lightning, and I would definitely read by this author Especially short stories, as I am a sucker for a really well done short horror story It s why I prefer Stephen King s anthologies over his actual novels If you re a reader looking for something different, but in the same vein as Stephen King s short stories, check out Marshall Moore This may have been my first book by him, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Short ReviewA Garden Fed by Lightning is a collection of eclectic short stories that shouldn t workbut do Full ReviewI am a big fan of short story collections, and A Garden Fed by Lightning was just my type of book A book full of bizarre stories in various genres Sign me up The short story is an art that only a few authors can master, and I went into Marshall Moore s work with a hopeful and open mind Based on the synopsis, I knew I was in for a treat, and Moore did not disappoint.Sometimes multi genre short story collections aren t cohesive, but the placement of each short story in Moore s work transitioned smoothly Moore delved into the darker side of literature with his stories, but I found them comical nonetheless Dark humor is just my cup of tea, and Moore has mastered it Each of his stories reminded me of The Twilight Zone with a fantastical twist, and my emotions were all over the place I haven t had an author move such a variety of emotions within me like Moore has He challenges the reader to look into a deeper part of themselves as they read his work, and the sensation is almost unsettling A Garden Fed By Lightning is a hodgepodge of stories that span the eclectic genres of horror, fantasy, and sci fi with contemporary elements The only reason I didn t give it 5 5 stars is because Moore s writing could be longwinded at times However, Moore s work is broad, and his work is sure to touch just about any reader If you love The Twilight Zone, or dark sci fi fantasy, then you are sure to get a kick out of A Garden Fed By Lightning I know I did

Marshall Moore is the author of several books The Concrete Sky Haworth Press, 2003 Black Shapes in a Darkened Room Suspect Thoughts Press, 2004 An Ideal for Living Lethe Press, 2010 The Infernal Republic Signal 8 Press, 2012 Bitter Orange Signal 8 Press, 2013 and A Garden Fed by Lightning Signal 8 Press, 2016 He has also published two e chapbooks One is in Italian Il look del

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  • Paperback
  • 222 pages
  • A Garden Fed by Lightning
  • Marshall Moore
  • 04 February 2018
  • 9789881219831

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