Love and loss are the two prevailing themes in this 93,000-word short story collection, featuring 19 of the author's tales.
Boyczuk builds up his hauntings and often gruesome metaphors and imagery from the base of his stories' human relationships, which imbues his fiction with an uncanniness that mimics the feeling of being trapped in a maze-like dream. Readers need not worry, however.
The horror here is very real - Boyczuk just wants you to have a little fun finding it.
James Grainger, Rue Morgue Magazine
Today we reached the beginning of the end.
That is to say, we encountered a series of flat shelves that descend, like a gargantuan staircase, to the floor of the chasm. We decided to strike a base camp here from which we will explore the steps more fully. After assembling our tents (the blue fabric in...