Friday, February 7, 2014

From Darkness: A Short Horror Collection (Review)

Book Description
January 9, 2014
A Victorian age girl is pursued by a mysterious suitor.

Deep in the backwoods a pair of hunters become the hunted.

The great dreamer travels through the void searching for his final resting place.

A group of revelers head to the ultimate club, but, what is the door charge?
D R Gordon’s Debut horror collection “From Darkness” is filled with monsters. Monsters of the flesh and the mind. You will find ghosts, demons, and gods of old within these pages; a myriad of fiends born from Darkness. In the tradition of the grandfathers of short horror fiction Poe, Lovecraft, Blackwood and Le Fanu D R provides snapshots of the human mind at its most fiendish, its most terrified, its darkest.
His sharp style takes us from a fifteenth century village, as a witch hunter comes to town, to the grimy back-streets of modern cities, where ladies of the night ply their wares, with the skill and ease of an accomplished wordsmith.

Beware those who enter the world of D R Gordon, you will not come out the same.

My Review:
5 out of 5 stars:
This collection of short horror stories is well written and will make your skin crawl! Try not to read it in the dark...or alone...or an empty house. I enjoyed every story, especially the one about the painter. It reminded me of the Curse of Dorian Gray. Within this collection you'll be faced with demons, ghouls, vampires and more. I felt that the author's style was reminiscent of H.P. Lovecraft. I have a feeling that I'll be thinking about these stories for quite a while.