October 24, 2012

review ~ contemplations of dinner

Contemplations of Dinner 
Title: Contemplations of Dinner
Author: Gabriel Beyers
Published: December 22, 2011
Pages: 135
Genre: Horror, Short Stories
My copy: Kindle edition from Smashwords
Average Rating: 3.60 / 5.00 
My Rating: 4 / 5

Synopsis from Goodreads :
When death has you for dinner, oh the tales that you will hear.

A secret hidden in a freezer. A lonely woman takes solace in an ancient cat. A boy is trapped in a barn with a gang of killers. An open grave awaits an occupant. A man is encouraged to kill by a long lost love. And more.

Here lie ten short stories from the mind of author Gabriel Beyers.

My Review:
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review from Review Seekers on Facebook.

Contemplations of Dinner is a collection of short stories that will scare the living bejeezus out of you! I've watched what seems like hundreds of horror movies so I'm pretty well desensitized. It takes a lot to scare me, and it's rare when a book gives me the kind of scares that a really really well done horror flick can do. This is one of those rare books.

Some of the scenes in certain stories were ones I had to read twice because I couldn't believe what I had just read! It would be something so deliciously evil that I needed to take a moment and soak it in. Then I began thinking maybe I'm not as desensitized to scares as I thought I was.

I wondered why this book was titled Contemplations of Dinner, and you'll be shocked once you read it and find out why for yourself. This is a perfect book to pick up and read this time of year when Halloween is quickly approaching, and I highly recommend this collection to any and every horror fan.
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  1. This sounds like a winner. I'll definitely be checking it out. I love short stories and collections.
    Loved your review. Now I'm wondering if I am desensitized.

    1. Thanks, Laura! It's a great collection--I believe after reading this that Gabriel Beyers is definitely an up and coming author to keep an eye out for!

      I was desensitized until I had my second child. He's about to be three, and I think I've become a bit of a softie, lol.


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