Much goodness and much appreciations. Also, much love to Notes on the Shore for making it so. Excerpt? Word.
think this is his magnum opus. Which would be a dumb thing to say since
I haven't read anything else of Tanzer's other than the story
collections, but I'm getting there. But this was seriously
my most fave CCLaP publication. Here's a funny thing, yesterday, there
was a sudden black out because some doofus broke something somewhere in
New Jersey and that caused something to break and knock out the
electricity in the late afternoon, so I actually read some of this in
the dark and it just fit so well. Luckily, it came back in the evening,
so the post-apocalyptic feelings didn't freeze me to death. This is also
his most violent and the darkest, I was actually kind of worried,
because the characters felt so familiar. I was actually waiting for it
to somehow turn into a horror story, the best horror story ever, because
I rarely get scared despite being scared easily. If that makes sense.
But I think it's also because we all dealt with hurricanes and that
Super Sandy storm was so scary, this was pretty close to real life."