Book Review – Howard Carlyle – Death, Infection, The Devil…and Jed

Book Description: Death, Infection, The Devil…and Jed

Four different stories of horror, all with deadly outcomes. How would you handle a bullying co-worker? Brian did it perfectly!
What if a deadly virus left you as the last man standing… What would you do?

Would you make a deal with the devil to get everything you wanted… Martin had the chance and took it with horrific consequences.
How far would you go for your favorite dish of homemade soup… Jed went that one step further than normal.

Book Review: 

The four stories in this book are a delightful, eclectic mix of classic horror stories with unexpected twists, compelling and satisfying right down to the last drop of Jed’s Homemade soup.

Enough: A bully is picking on the little guy. Something is going to snap, you know it is. But how it snaps is the really interesting part. Not to give away any details, but I never saw the ending coming and neither did the main character. I was really very surprised, and I don’t surprise easily.

The Wildfire Virus: The zombie apocalypse has begun, and we watch it unfold through Harry Marshall’s journal style account, first, beginning in other countries then slowly working its way to Harry’s front doorstep. I really love this style of zombie story, because a large part of the terror is watching it coming for, like a monster slowly stalking you. Great pace, interesting characters, and I was hooked right to the shocking ending.

Mr. Louis’ Fable: This is the classic made-a-deal-with-the-Devil type story. To me, this is one of the best versions I’ve ever read. In my opinion, the author really got the intent of the story. The goal of the Devil wouldn’t be to just trick you and steal your soul. No, I think Mr. Carlyle is right—the Devil would make you suffer the entire way.

Jed’s Homemade Soup: I would not want a bowl of this soup, I can tell you that much. I can also tell you that the story did not end the way I thought it would. But like many of his earlier stories, I feel the author’s version made a lot of sense, more sense than most stories. I think how it ends is exactly what would happen.

All in all, I give this book a five-star rating. A fun read for your next dark and stormy night.

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