Bookwatch Review

Black Pockets And Other Dark Thoughts
George Zebrowski
Golden Gryphon Press
3002 Perkins Road, Urbana, IL 61802
1930846401 $24.95

This is George Zebrowksi's first collection of horror stories, represents works gathered from his entire writing career, and displays an unusually powerful attention to characterization which makes for horror backgrounds the reader winds up caring about. Too often horror scenarios focus on the impossible with a nod to character: Zebrowski's focus on character development draws readers into compelling plots as in the dilemma of a woman who goes to sleep and wakes up elsewhere in "Jumper," or "I Walked with Fidel," a political horror story. Now, Zebrowski's no newcomer to writing: he has over forty books to his name including short story collections, essays and novels, but this first collection of horror stories displays another edge to his creative talents one which should be satisfying to a large audience.

Bookwatch, August 2006


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