Wake the Wicked
Thirteen Twisted Tales
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No one shakes the hive of imagination like author Christian Baloga.
In this explosive debut collection of short stories, Baloga explores the terror you think you've felt; the dark places you think you know—think again. Some things are more disturbing than your worst nightmares.
In these thirteen twisted tales, we meet an alcoholic who's obsessed with a tattoo of his dead daughter ("Digging Deep"); split Siamese twins with a sinister connection ("Poison Ivy"); two morbid magicians determined to make their final trick unforgettable ("Dusk to Dust"); an army of vengeful wasps who stop at nothing to rebuild a nest (“Unraveling the Nest”); and many more.
You'll never again look at the world the same way.
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This book was a disappointment from start to finish. The plots have been done and redone in many ways by other works, so there really isn't anything new here. Just a small spin on already dead horses. It is not terrifying, but rather on par with a high school creative writing project.
It kept me entertained the whole time! This book takes you through so many emotions (disgust, hate, greed, ambition, anger, delight) and it does so in a superbly evil way. The collection is well written, very graphic, and examines terror through previously unexplored plots. Humans and beasts, children and elderly—nobody is safe between these pages. It's full of strong twists and turns throughout that keep you turning the pages and wanting more. If I were to compare it to something, a modern "Tales From the Crypt" comes to mind. I'm about to read it for the second time. Highly recommended!
A Must Read!
I happen to love the exploration of horror in this book. Baloga does not hold back. From the first page to the last, this book not only held my interest but my heart. As an animal lover, it was so powerful, I was brought to tears during one of the stories about a laboratory animal. I longed for the relatable characters and unexplored themes of the book. It was wrought with humanity, beauty and the kind of pain and joy that is often untouchable. This is a definite must read.