The New Death & Others
Author: James Hutchings
Publication Date: September 28th, 2011
Synopsis:Death gets a roommate... An electronic Pope faces a difficult theological question... A wicked vizier makes a terrible bargain... 44 stories. 19 poems. No whiny vampires. There's a thin line between genius and insanity, and James Hutchings has just crossed it - but from which direction?
My Thoughts: I am so glad that I read this book! The New Death is a collection of the most wonderfully pessimistic, deliciously twisted, and awesomely dark stories and poems!
This was the best collection of short stories and poems that I have read in a long time! I literally had fun reading this book. James has a wit that I don't think many could match. I read most times with a big smile on my face, and other times I was laughing out loud at the punch line at the end of the story or poem. I'd love to tell you which one was my favorite, but that would be to hard, each story and poem was a great read in it's own way. He often makes fun little jabs at present things in life, you can't help but realize he has a point, and then you will laugh in spite of yourself.
Now when I say some of the stories were pessimistic, don't misunderstand me, I meant it in the best way possible. He has a way of making you see the darker side of things and you find yourself enjoying it. I had to keep pestering my husband by letting me read some of the stories and poems out loud to him because I just felt the need to share them, they were so great!
I recommend this book to any and everyone! it was a fantastic, fun, wonderful read. You will not find another collection of stories and poems like it anywhere else! You will want to get yourself a copy to place on your shelf and share with everyone! I know I want to :).