Who goes there, bleeding in the snow? In this otherworldly and horrific post-Civil War tale, a Buffalo Soldier leads a rough band of black men (and one dissipated German) in snowy pursuit of a child killer. But, will a mouthless, mythic joker thwart the posse before their darkest prey is captured for blood money? A disturbing one-of-a-kind fable as deep as the hills whereWho goes there, bleeding in the snow? In this otherworldly and horrific post-Civil War tale, a Buffalo Soldier leads a rough band of black men (and one dissipated German) in snowy pursuit of a child killer. But, will a mouthless, mythic joker thwart the posse before their darkest prey is captured for blood money? A disturbing one-of-a-kind fable as deep as the hills where their torment and folly unfold. A Tale Untold by a Riddle Top Magpie. From the author of The Kestrel Waters and Wicked Temper. "Thornhorn, where the hell have you been?" ~ William Peter Blatty (author of The Exorcist) "One of the South's wildest new voices..." ~ The Oxford American Magazine "Randy Thornhorn is clearly the love child of Sam Shepard and Flannery O'Connor, raised since childhood by Willie Nelson and Karen Black. He isn't just a good writer, he's a GREAT writer. Southern Gothic magic at its best." ~ Kat Manaan _________________ The Unforeseen Writings of Randy Thornhorn: Where ravenous love and murderous intent festers beneath the Southern skin, searching for release and revelation. Randy Thornhorn unleashes the hellhound electric: grotesque fables, relentless howlings, and touching remnants torn from the heart—gunning up and down the bedeviled backroads run by great Southern Gothic scouts like Edgar Allen Poe, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Truman Capote, Eudora Welty, and even Harper Lee. (And recent Southern Gothic travelers like Barry Hannah, Donna Tartt, Mary Ward Brown, Lee Smith, Poppy Z. Brite, John Kennedy Toole, and Cormac McCarthy). Thornhorn braves a spectral, displaced land where bad daddies, careless lovers, and other vampires collide in horror and comic disarray, amidst the ironic human echoes of Mark Twain and Charles Portis. Prepare yourself for demons and gods you never knew existed, where Randy Thornhorn plays the fool and the fool killer, the high lonesome magpie and the boom-chicka-boom. Rest assured. You have never read the like. . . . (sdb)....
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This is more of a 4.5 read for me. The different dialects made it somewhat difficult for me. The author wastes no time pulling you into this short story. It packs a punch. It's weird and intriguing and just downright good. I'm not saying everybody is going to like this odd story but I found it rather entertaining. I think I will follow this read with Wicked Temper and see how it plays out.
A strange and mythical tale - very atmospheric and a bit spooky
One of the scariest, most mindblowing stories I've ever read. I did not know what to expect when I read this one, but I sure didn't expect what it turned out to be. Based on the synopsis I thought it was some kind of western horror thing. But it's way deeper than that. Much deeper and very dark. Unlike any other Thornhorn story I've read, yet as good as it gets. Highly recommended.
A short story, but a quite scary one. I couldn't put it down once I started reading. I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, but this definitely wasn't what I thought it would be. (view spoiler)[I didn't expect it to take a turn towards the paranormal at the end. (hide spoiler)] I just thought it was a story about cowboys trying to collect a bounty on a murderer, but it turned out to be more like (view spoiler)[a folk tale about a terrifying boogeyman. The book description on Amazon makes sense now; I didn't read it before starting the story. (hide spoiler)] It almost reminded me of a Japanese style horror story, because it gives glimpses of grisly scenes as the story progresses, but isn't excessive like a lot of modern chainsaw-wielding-antagonist-type gory horror stories tend to be. Descriptions are brief, but give enough information to let the reader conjure up the disturbing settings and events. I did have a hard time understanding some conversations, due to the accents.
could not get into this book at all, found it really boring