Horror author C. Dennis Moore returns to the short story form with this latest collection, The Dichotomy of Monsters, 15 terrifying tales of things that aren't what they seem. Moore's reality will leave you questioning your own senses and doubting the proof right in front of your eyes.
In "Reckoning", Jody returns to his old home after his mother's funeral to find some of the memories he thought he'd left behind aren't so quiet nor so forgotten. Fans of his haunted house novel, The Third Floor, will find Moore's take on ghosts in this story to be anything but typical. In "Timesmiths", Moore ponders the question of time travel and what happens to the perceptions of those being affected when alterations are made. In "Broken Man", poor Mr. Sumner saw angels take away his dying wife, and now he thinks he can bring them back for him if he makes himself suffer enough. In the title story, an escaped Mr. Hyde sets out for America in search of a permanent cure to his weak alter-ego. But he soon discovers the real monsters are not quite as obviously recognized as he is. In "Monday", the one C. Dennis Moore calls "the best story I've ever written", Maddy has only one goal today: die. But an old custom and a deep-rooted sense of routine keeps her locked in an unending cycle, until she can figure out the key to breaking her pattern.
These are just some of the 15 stories in The Dichotomy of Monsters, but each one offers its own unique view of hell and the monsters that dwell there. Leave your preconceptions at the door and let C. Dennis Moore show you just how beautiful monsters can be and, as in the story "The Garden", how monstrous the beautiful are.
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A good read
Yes, short story fanatic here. Spooky spooky very intelligent writing
There were so many to choose from
The hole in the locked room
No titled perfectly.
I was given this book in exchange for my honest review.
- cappi lucas
These would make an awesome TV series