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Ain't No Sanity Clause Kindle Edition
Part horror, part thriller, part comedy, this collection features thirteen stories from some of the best writers in the business, including Mike Chinn, Joel Lane and Jonathan Green (Pax Britannia).
There is a whole host of psychopathic adventures to enjoy; an encounter with monstrous mistletoe in the Deep South, Satanic rituals in the 17th Century, a kidnap caper involving light elves and dark elves and seasonally sinister goings on in deepest, darkest Birmingham. And that’s just for starters. Either way, this collection of stories revels in subverting the traditional Christmas. It will thrill you, scare you and even make you laugh.
Enter if you dare . . . the winter wonderland of Ain’t No Sanity Clause
- ASIN : B00AN9ZHNS
- Publisher : Fringeworks Ltd (December 10, 2012)
- Publication date : December 10, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 455 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 283 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,146,940 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The pages of "Ain't No Sanity Clause" provided the words and the stories inside would shock even Santa Clause.
Ain't No Sanity Clause: An Anthology of Twisted Christmas Tales is a book to help you get over all the joy of the Holidays. It will take the Ho Ho Ho, and turn it into a No No No. The stories found in the anthology are not ones you will not want to tell the kiddies till you have read them first. You will find a mixture of stories covering horror and time frames from the 17th century to modern day.
The anthology is the perfect anti-cheer relief for those who have a dark and twisted mind. The first hint of the type of stories found is that there is the "lucky" number of thirteen tales found within the pages of the book. There are stories that tie directly to the Christmas Holiday, and some have a time frame that perfectly match the goal of the anthology.
The stories contained will deal with a wide range of stories and ideas. You will find a story that tells the reader how Santa must go to extreme measures to get a elves to staff his workshop due to demand. Another takes us into the home of a young girl, Gretel, and her baby brother Hans. This story finds Gretel caring for her little brother on a dark story night when a knock comes from the door. The only other hint on that story is the greating from the other side of the door. It was simply, "Little pigs, little pigs, let me come in".
Some of the other stories will have you reading to the end for a switch that will leave you scrambling back a few paragraphs. You will ask yourself, "Did I just read that". There are stories that give you an idea about good will on earth, and others will make you think twice about kissing under the mistletoe.
Ain't No Sanity Clause is a great set of stories that just take the Christmas Holidays in another direction. I know there are some that get tired of the festive feel of the season. Others just want to stop the insanity that comes from nonstop commercials that people find during the holidays.
If you happen to be one of those people then this is the book for you. One additional story to tell you about is just imagine what would happen if Santa got back to the Pole infected. The infection is not that of a zombie but will have him becoming someone he wasn't.
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The great cover art was done by Martin Reimann
Mike Chinn's piece reminds us of a Helen Fielding device but with a lot more quality than the Bridget Jones version. In the style of true holiday angst, Chinn is able to draw us in, expose us to the horrors of obligation during this season and keep us holding on until the last drop of literary libations has been drunk by the reader. This was an exceptional story.
One of the key short stories that made a significant impact on this readers' taste for fictional holiday gore is Lucy Robertson's "Say Grace". Having read nearly all of Irvine Welsh's work, Robertson further blurs our understanding and insistence on reality and perception. This was a sweet treat to have in an anthology that hosts both veterans such as Green and Chinn.
But the ultimate surprise was G.P Francis' "Vigi-Santees". The notion of mentally unstable mercenaries of justice wandering around the neighbourhood, looking to right the wrongs and occasionally helping restore peace in our local Indian restaurants had this reader laughing in places we know we shouldn't laugh in. Francis takes this awkwardly hilarious irony and gently guides us into accepting it. Francis has created a new dimension of reader response and reader responsibility. This was a wonderfully wrapped masterpiece.