Review forthcoming. Too many bourbons so cut me some slack, Jack, you'll just have to wait.
Wow, that Larceny single batch was some good stuff. Anyway, on to the book -
First I would like to thank the authors and publisher for the ARC I won through Goodreads and wish them much success with the book because if this does turn out to be a series, I'm first in line for book 2.
You can read the synopsis above so I won't bore you with a repeat of that. These are 5 great short stories in a shared world, each with its own take on a shady corporation I don't recommend filling out an application for.
Maberry - Maberry's writing style shines even more so than the story he chose to tell in this collection. Great story and the prose is excellent with a fair dose of comedy to complement the horror. This was my favorite of the collection. 5 stars.
Talley - Brett Talley went a with a Lovecraftian theme, which he is damn good at by the way, and the ending had a bit of a twist I wasn't expecting. If you enjoyed [b:That Which Should Not Be|11876043|That Which Should Not Be|Brett J. Talley|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1309323608s/11876043.jpg|16833928], you won't be disappointed with his story in Limbus. 5 stars.
Nasisse - New author for me. An out of work war veteran in a not too distant future takes a job in a somewhat post-apocalyptic environment, accepting a position tailored to "what he is good at." I can't say much more without a spoiler but it was original, well-written, and I look forward to reading more of his work. 5 stars.
Petty - Another new author for me, this was a sci-fi heavy story with a whole lotta weird going on. Weird in a good way. Unexpected and comical with a few "holy shit!" moments thrown in as a bonus. I'll just say that it would be best to think twice before accepting a job as an overpaid dog-walker. 4 stars.
Ethridge - First story in the collection and again, a new author for me. This is also heavy on the sci-fi, involving space and alien life but includes plenty of horror as well. The main character loses his job at a slaughter house, takes a job from Limbus, and assumes responsibilities similar to his previous position. Very imaginative with a bit of twisted humor, it was an excellent introduction to the themes found throughout the rest of the book. 4 stars.
That's my story; I'm sticking to it.