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Pulling Teeth by Alan Ryker

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Offline James Everington
18 Apr 2011, 06:44 PM | Post: #1

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Pulling Teeth by Alan Ryker

This was a really good collection of short stories; there was one I didn't like, not because it was poorly written, just a touch predictable. The others were all very good. From the cover I assumed this would be somewhat overwrought, gruesome horror, but don't be fooled - this is a subtle and intelligent collection, with a varied range if tone and style. True, some (but not all) of the stories are firmly in the horror genre, but the influences appear to be authors like Thomas Ligotti (particularly in the first story, the great and original 'The New Words').

An author to watch, I think.

Pulling Teeth
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Offline Grace Elliot Reading Demelza.
26 Apr 2011, 06:54 PM | Post: #2

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RE: Pulling Teeth by Alan Ryker

(18 Apr 2011 06:44 PM)James Everington Wrote:  This was a really good collection of short stories; there was one I didn't like, not because it was poorly written, just a touch predictable. The others were all very good. From the cover I assumed this would be somewhat overwrought, gruesome horror, but don't be fooled - this is a subtle and intelligent collection, with a varied range if tone and style. True, some (but not all) of the stories are firmly in the horror genre, but the influences appear to be authors like Thomas Ligotti (particularly in the first story, the great and original 'The New Words').

An author to watch, I think.

Pulling Teeth

Random thought.
Why do people say "As easy as pulling teeth." ?
It isnt easy and it hurts!
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