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A high-noon hootenanny with some familiar faces!
Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2017
This was a really, really fun anthology. Boop compiled a series of stories that gave your typical western story a very H.P. Lovecraft feel. Every story had a touch of creepy topped with a thick layer of smoke from a six-gun, and I'll be damned if it doesn't work beautifully.
There's a great jump back in time for Monster Hunter (Correia) series fans, getting a look at how business was done under MHI's creator, Bubba Shackleford. Then a showdown starring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI, a character I was not at all familiar with, but I'm going to be picking up this series as soon as possible because this little tale was wonderfully weird and fun in a way I haven't experienced in awhile.
As a huge Jim Butcher fan and even bigger fan of Harry Dresden, I found the Butcher tale to be a bit lacking. The Dresden Files are famous for their telling, and Harry's narration is just so damn believable you feel like you know him personally. This story stars a familiar character in the series (with a great cameo from a famous figure of the Old West), but I never felt the narration "felt" like the character it represented. It wasn't bad, by any means, but just felt like it could have been a bit stronger to give the narrating character a feel for who they really are.
All in all you'll undoubtedly pick this up if you're a fan of any of the series that these short stories are a part of. And, because it's so well done, you'll probably be just as eager to pick up a few of the series that you haven't heard of before.
This is the Old West at its Wildest and Weirdest. A must for fans of any of the series contained within, and a highly recommended pickup for fans of either (or both!) genres.