My reviews for this collection remain consistently positive, for which I am ever grateful. But every now and then I get a review that simply blows me away. Such was the case with this latest, my 30th review, by author Lydian Faust. I’m so thrilled by it that I just had to share it with you. Also, if you’re a subscriber to this site but haven’t yet read the book, the price is about to go up, so get it now. Plus, tell your friends. Word of mouth is still the best advertisement for a writer. So without further ado, here’s the review. Cheers!
This Is Beyond Horror by Lydian Faust
“As sick as I thought the cover was and as eager as I was to read it, I wouldn’t have guessed that DREAMING AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS would be such a cerebral experience. It’s easily my favorite collection released in the past decade. I love horror. I live, breathe, immerse myself in horror on a daily basis – this is beyond horror. Finn’s collection manages to harness the absolute best of dark, speculative, dystopian, and science-fiction and mashes it up in a gruesome glop of social-justice HELL. Some of my favorite stories include: “Over my Dead Body,” a purgatory of time and space with a twist reminiscent of Philip K. Dick. and “Water and War” presents us with seemingly simple problems to all of our Earthly ills. Finn depicts the rage and frustration felt by those at the end of their rope with such perfect detail, it brought tears to my eyes. His language is perfectly lush or spartan when necessary- I didn’t labor over lines. I felt for his characters, which is rare for me. I can’t give too much of the plots away without spoiling them, but trust me if you are a fan of Bradbury, Matheson, Jackson, and Barker, you will enjoy this collection.”