"[Jagged Edges & Moving Parts] throws the blood and guts of horror and the beauty of literary fiction in a blender and mixes that shit up. It is definitely somewhere in my top 10 indie/small press horror collections."—Kevin Whitten (a.k.a., Well Read Beard), via Twitter
Click on the image below (or here) to watch Well Read Beard's YouTube review.
I couldn't be more eager to spread the gospel of the Bearded One as it pertains to my little collection that could. His YouTube review of Jagged Edges & Moving Parts is pleasing, not only because it's favorable, but also because it's thorough. It's kind of a writer's dream come true to have a reviewer go through almost every story in a collection like this (there are 27 of them) and not only talk a little bit about each one but also read brief excerpts out loud and give his thoughts on the themes and ideas explored.
Several of these collected stories touch on uncomfortable themes, by the way, not only in terms of the horror element, but also in terms of social commentary. It's especially gratifying to have someone like Well Read Beard highlight some of these aspects of the book and interpret my intentions correctly. Sometimes a point made about your work is stronger if its made by someone other than yourself, after all.
So go ahead. Have a look. The Beard knows.
Also, stay tuned for some exciting news leading up to Halloween, and on the day itself. Until then, remain haunted, boils and ghouls. Hope for the treats but expect the tricks.