December 1, 2015

Book Review: "Thanksgiving for Werewolves" by ML Kennedy

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Thanksgiving for Werewolves, by ML Kennedy

Thanksgiving for Werewolves and Other Monstrous Tales
By ML Kennedy
Tiny Toe Press
Reviewed by Jason Pettus

I don't have much to say about ML Kennedy's slim new book Thanksgiving for Werewolves, because there's not much to say in the first place; it's merely a collection of short horror stories, not thematically connected in any way, and so as such is the pleasant but disposable experience that such collections tend to be. Kennedy as a writer tends to fall heavily on the Joss Whedon side of genre writing -- goofy and funny, laced with pop-culture -- but with each of these stories ending almost immediately after they've begun, there's not much from a critical or analytical standpoint to say about them. Fine for what it is, existing fans of Kennedy will enjoy this as well, although if you're not already a fan, there's not much of a compelling reason to go out of your way to pick it up.

Out of 10: 8.2

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Filed by Jason Pettus at 7:00 AM, December 1, 2015. Filed under: Literature | Literature:Fiction | Reviews |