I wanted to give this book a try because I love a good horror anthology and it's been years since I've read one. Normally, the ones I read are also a collection of various different writers (preferably laced with a story from Stephen King or Graham Masterton), but this one is exclusively Tullius' writings.
That being said, it was really fun. The stories were full of the usual twists, sometimes graphic and other times just kind of sad. But horror takes on many forms and sometimes sad results are scarier than others.
There were moments where I cheered a little (even if I probably shouldn't have) and others that put unsettling ideas in my head before I fell asleep. Not the kinds of things you think about while you're trying to fall asleep per se.. no. The kinds you wake up dreaming about in some even more distorted fashion.. breathing too hard and having to settle back down.
Throughout the collection, I found the stories to be predictable.. and sometimes they ended almost too abruptly, but the substance was there and neither of those things really mattered. I definitely had my favorites though.. Wrong Side Tavern, Lethal Injection, and Book of Revelation.. were especially delicious.
For anyone wanting a quick fix of chills, I definitely recommend checking out Twisted Reunion. Mark Tullius' anthology is delightfully creepy.
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