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Raus! Untoten! ***** AGAIN!

Five Stars! AGAIN!

Five Stars! AGAIN!

If one, 5-star review wasn’t enough to get the Raus! Untoten! team feeling more than a little chuffed, we’ve had our second! Not only that, it’s our second review, so we’re 100% 5-star so far. Let’s hope that they keep coming like this!

5.0 out of 5 stars Chilling and thrilling, a blend of the supernatural and WWII 5 Nov 2013
By LordBarkerton
Format:Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase
In the editor’s foreword, Matthew Sylvester suggests making yourself comfortable with a glass of your favourite tipple, ready to be immersed in worlds of horror. I would have loved to have read this anthology sat in an old leather chair next to a roaring fireplace, with a warming glass of brandy in hand. But, as fate would have it, I had to make-do with a mug of lemsip whilst lying in bed.

A great strength of this collection of stories would be the great sense of immersion I felt whilst reading these diverse and chilling tales. I rarely finish a book in one sitting, but this was brilliant and so accessible. It made suffering with the debilitating condition of the common cold all the more bearable, and at no point did I want to put it down.

Particular highlights are difficult to list, as all the stories had their own unique flavour; from the rip-roaring action of Matthew Sylvester’s “Bluttrinker”, to the subtle and deliberate “Links Oder Rechts” by Graham McNeill. A personal favourite was “ZA 43” by John Hobkinson, in his debut publication, which stands out in its own unique style – reminiscent of an entry from World War Z.

If you’re a fan of supernatural horror and World War II themes then you should definitely pick up a copy of this book, the diverse styles on show form a distinctly horrific whole. More please.

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7.


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