This novel would work well in any adult horror or dark fiction collection of a general library.
Recommended There are 23 short stories in Monk Punk, mostly by emerging writers (some are first publications).
I found myself loving, hating, sympathizing with, or raging against them throughout the stories.
The story "The Redfield Girls" serves as a perfect example.
Modern writers seem to have lost that flair for the macabre as they fall back on gore, bloodshed, and violence.
A group of women make an annual road trip to a remote location in the Pacific Northwest.
Several come from Lovecraft-themed anthologies, and others are more broad-based horror offerings.
They are diverse and do indeed provide an excellent introduction to Barrons work if one is not familiar with him.
Story settings range from the UK to the Himalayas, from Asia to Outer Space.
The stories take place in a variety of time periods, from the Middle Ages to the distant future.
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Thus begins a mounting feeling of something dark and ominous.