Tales From The Den

Tales From The Den

by R. Jackson (Editor)



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ISBN-13: 9781590212226
Publisher: Lethe Press
Publication date: 10/15/2011
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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Tales From The Den 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Jerry Wheeler More than 1 year ago
Bears don’t scare easily. However, their intimidating appearance and ferocity is no match for the supernatural, which is what makes R. Jackson’s Tales from the Den: Wild and Weird Stories for Bears work so well. This stellar collection from Bear Bones Books is the latest—and possibly the most intriguing—of Jackson’s anthologies under this imprint. The first tale, Larry C. Faulkner’s “Daddy’s Gift,” sets up the traditional vampire myth but goes conventions one better with a neatly turned ending that sees our bloodsucking hero not only sparing his prey an untimely end but giving him some sage advice as well. Indeed, many of these stories will knock your expectations askew. Jeff Mann’s “Saving Tobias,” for example, also takes on vampirism but has an added political element as a conservative, homophobic senator’s fundamentalist chickens come home to roost. We might well revel in his fate were it not for the knowledge that there are many more just like him. His comeuppance makes us squirm as well as cheer—just the sort of thing Mann does so well. Jackson has rounded up a perfectly marvelous collection of bear-scares sure to curl the fur of any ursine acquaintances. I sincerely hope there’s a second volume.