Suzanne Robb is back - and she's gathered together three absurd and macabre tales. Her latest offering, titled "Were-wolves, Apocalypses, and Genetic Mutation, Oh My!" is currently available at amazon.com for a steal of a price! (Head over there right now and buy it - then come back and keep reading!)
Each tale is progressively more interesting and thought-provoking than the last. My personal favorite is B.I.T.E. It's one of those stories where you never can figure out what's going to happen next. It centers around a group of people trying to stop the apocalypse - but they're not exactly the kind of crew you would originally sign up for the job. And well, the huge murderous squirrel-nemesis doesn't hurt either!
The other two stories are also equally interesting, but I'm afraid that if I go into their plots, I'm going to give away all of the hidden details. It all boils down to this : everyone should read "Were-wolves, Apocalypses, and Genetic Mutation, Oh My!" because it is an all-around fun book to read. Before you know it, you'll be at the end of the book searching for a hidden chapter or something to keep you going because you're feeling withdrawal set in hard and fast. (Or, like me, you'll spend ten minutes paging back and forth on your Kindle praying that you really haven't hit the end of the book so soon. I wish I could say that I'm a drama queen and that I'm exaggerating. I really did keep checking just in case.)
Suzanne's stories are all character-driven. There are moments when it's possible to forget that the story is actually a horror story. It reads like a one-sided conversation. It's engrossing and thought-provoking at the same time. The first of the trio, The Moonlight Killer, features a (for all intents and purposes) mostly milquetoast main character. He doesn't really love his girlfriend, but can't seem to be bothered to give up the free sex by breaking up with her. It's interesting to watch his transformation as the story goes on because in many ways it's believable. The people we idolize will always be regular people with a few outstanding qualities. So too, do we see this with our main character. Despite his heroic qualities, it is still possible to see the real person at the end - at times selfish, and at other times immature. His flawed humanity ultimately makes him a likeable character.
Beware - if you're not careful you might just get lost in "Were-wolves, Apocalypses, and Genetic Mutation, Oh My!" because the world Suzanne Robb presents is ultimately very much like our own...