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Book Title: Dark Dreams: A Collection of Horror and Suspense by Black Writers|
The author of the book: Brandon Massey
Date of issue: August 1st 2004
ISBN 13: 9780758207531
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 26.19 MB
Read full description of the books Dark Dreams: A Collection of Horror and Suspense by Black Writers:This was one of those listens/reads that makes me think that throwing enough pointless sex and swears into a book makes it publishable.
This was an ambitious anthlogy edited by Brandon Massey featuring Black writers - which is what drew me to the book.
The best in the bunch were by Chesya Burke (He Who Takes Away The Pain), and Brandon Massey (Grandad's Garage), the editor, and Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes never fail to disappoint, however two or three worthwhile stories out of twenty makes for a very long and disappointing anthology.
Tired is how I'd describe Zane's "Resident Evil" - the vampirism was yawn-inducing and the sex was tossed in because without it there's no story. Unfortunately with it, it reads a step below a Penthouse Forum Letter. Characters who seem dumber than a box of hair, and yet manage to have massive student loans. Thanks for not creating any characters we could actually get behind. Cringe-worthy is how I would described it - "I ran out of story and plot, how about we throw in some three-way sex." Could you at least make it ... I dunno - hot? It was also terribly long for not actually finishing, with extra "backstories" thrown in to pad it out.
Three stars for the three good stories and no stars not giving the reader more from the remaining 17.
I can't recommend this book at all.
Read information about the authorHere’s a little about me, Brandon Massey. (“Massey” is not pronounced “macy,” by the way. Think of “mass” instead.)
I was born June 9, 1973, in Waukegan, Illinois. I grew up in Zion, a suburb north of Chicago.
I originally self-published Thunderland, my first novel, in 1999. After managing to sell a few thousand copies on my own, Kensington Publishing Corp. in New York offered me a two-book contract, and published a new, revised edition of Thunderland in December 2002.
Since then, I’ve published up to three books a year, ranging from thriller novels such as The Other Brother, to short story collections such as Twisted Tales, and anthologies such as Dark Dreams.
My newest suspense thriller, Covenant, was published in November 2010.
I’ve got plenty more stories in the works that I’ll publish in the coming years.
I live with my family near Atlanta, GA.
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