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Limbus, Inc.

Limbus, Inc. - Jonathan Maberry, Anne C. Petty, Joseph Nassise, Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Brett J. Talley 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.