Horror author C. Dennis Moore returns to the short story form with this latest collection, The Dichotomy of Monsters, 15 terrifying tales of things that aren't what they seem. Moore's reality will leave you questioning your own senses and doubting the proof right in front of your eyes.
In "Reckoning", Jody returns to his old home after his mother's funeral to find some of the memories he thought he'd left behind aren't so quiet nor so forgotten. Fans of his haunted house novel, The Third Floor, will find Moore's take on ghosts in this story to be anything but typical. In "Timesmiths", Moore ponders the question of time travel and what happens to the perceptions of those being affected when alterations are made. In "Broken Man", poor Mr. Sumner saw angels take away his dying wife, and now he thinks he can bring them back for him if he makes himself suffer enough. In the title story, an escaped Mr. Hyde sets out for America in search of a permanent cure to his weak alter-ego. But he soon discovers the real monsters are not quite as obviously recognized as he is. In "Monday", the one C. Dennis Moore calls "the best story I've ever written", Maddy has only one goal today: die. But an old custom and a deep-rooted sense of routine keeps her locked in an unending cycle, until she can figure out the key to breaking her pattern.
These are just some of the 15 stories in The Dichotomy of Monsters, but each one offers its own unique view of hell and the monsters that dwell there. Leave your preconceptions at the door and let C. Dennis Moore show you just how beautiful monsters can be and, as in the story "The Garden", how monstrous the beautiful are.
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Would rather read under a tree on a summer day, than work.
Yes, short story fanatic here. Spooky spooky very intelligent writing
There were so many to choose from
The hole in the locked room
No titled perfectly.
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These short stories are some very wild and unusual horror themes. I think they would make a great TV series for something like the CW channel as a funky Twlight Zone -y type show.
I really like the fact that in the forward the author explains the fact that these are short stories and they are not intended to be long novels. The author is right. These are short, sweet and totally unnerving tales. I especially like the one about the police officer and the town that has a dancing disease that kills. Short, sweet and Creepy. This was my kind of book. I LOVED it.
The narrator is very good. He has a great way of telling stories and makes the characters pop.
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A good listen makes for an amazing day!
It ranks in the top 30 books.
Other not-so-scary listens
Although the voice was monotone at times, he did deliver the intent of the author's presentation.
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This is a wonderful book full of mostly exceptional short stories. Although most of the stories in this book were wonderful such as the room, Monday, and baby pink lipstick there were a few Misses The narrator spoke with a monotone voice so if you were not paying close attention the stories ran together. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a nice creepy read. I don't believe you will be disappointed. I received this book at no cost from the writer and publisher or narrator for a honest review
I have to admit I listen mostly to novels (mostly horror) but listen to short stories when I can only listen to for short periods. I thought some of the stories were very good while others ok. I have several of C. Dennis Moore books (Angel Hill series and The Flip) which I also enjoyed and recommend.I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audio book blast in exchange for an unbiased review. Thank you!
This book was a good collection of short stories with good twists in them. was an enjoyable listen. I especially liked the hyde story and the writers story. However I give it a four because none were particularly very scary just interesting. I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audio book blast in exchange for an unbiased review
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