Monday, 10 March 2014

Review: Cursed Bounty

Rebecca Besser brings me something new with Cursed Bounty. It's a different side of her writing, and a pleasant one at that.

A short story that's big on ideas:

Firstly, I have to say that I 've been reading Rebecca Besser's work now for a long time. I find a lot of work gruesome, chilling, frightening, and, well, generally nightmare inducing.

This is a little different.

It's the posse looking for the robbers in the wild west, starting from the crooks pov and moving over the posse. Of course, there is a twist though.

Yep. We've got zombies.

It's a different work from Rebecca (those that know her work aren't surprised by the buckets of blood and general limb dispatching) and whilst still treading the horror line, the line is fine. Here we have a story that wants to be more than a zombie story. It is leaning on period drama in some places. The characters are believable, the setting solid. My only waiver is that the dialogue is spelled phonetically, and with some of the more "hick" characters, it was a slightly bumpy ride.

But it doesn't detract from the final product.

I would recommend this as a read, especially if you're looking for something a little different.

You can find Cursed Bounty at Amazon now.

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