Creepy Psychological Thrills Every Minute!
By Roland Allnach
All Things That Matter, $16.99, 256 pages
Roland Allnach’s Oddities and Entities is an engrossing collection of sci-fi and horror short stories. The collection itself is relatively short at 256 pages, and few, if any, of the stories come in at over 40 pages, making this a great choice for commuters or others who are reading for short snatches of time. This book is strongly recommended for horror fans, as each one of these stories is deeply creepy in its own way, although readers looking for blood and guts will find relatively little of that here. Allnach specializes in creating a world that is similar to our own, but with something that is just off about it, or with some kind of largely hidden horror lurking. This book is from a small press, and it doesn’t look as slick as volumes from larger presses, but the effort of seeking it out will be well worth it if you’re looking for stories that truly make you think twice about the world around you.
Reviewed by Katie Richards