“His forte has always been the short story. The Fabulous Beast, his eighth collection, gathers eighteen stories of horror and dark fantasy. They’re never less than entertaining, and all share startling initial ideas – what if Jesus had been known only for his ability to walk on water? What might happen to a captive vampire if deprived of human blood? – allied to a graphic and often grotesque descriptive ability.”
And on the back of that, the ebook edition has leapt into two Amazon top tens, and sneaked into another top hundred.
Nice to see recognition for a writer I’ve always hugely admired.