WARNING! The book contains material some readers may find shocking or offensive. Also, there are strong emotional triggers. Themes include BDSM, suicide, murder, violence, blood, scarification, non-consensual sex, M/M sex. If any of these offend you or could act as triggers, please refrain from buying it. Also, please be aware that some of the stories contain material suitWARNING! The book contains material some readers may find shocking or offensive. Also, there are strong emotional triggers. Themes include BDSM, suicide, murder, violence, blood, scarification, non-consensual sex, M/M sex. If any of these offend you or could act as triggers, please refrain from buying it. Also, please be aware that some of the stories contain material suitable only for adults. (+18) Thirteen short stories on desire, darkness, and the webs we weave. Just like in theater, the face behind the monster is human. Just like a splendid dusk, truth is never black or white. Care to join me?Vampires, Death, a demon, an Archangel, a pixie, a dominatrix, an assassin, a photographer, a rock star, a genetically modified warrior of the future and several humans populate the pages of this book. That, of course, without counting the cats... This collection contains two award winning stories: Interlude and Saturday Night.The Sylph- The way we see reality determines our reality.Interlude- Allow me to introduce you Mr. Dorian Wilford, antiques dealer and collector… with a second, more disturbing hobby.Saturday night- When escape is impossible.Judas- Best to let sleeping dogs lie.Goodnight- Love came a moment too late.Rendez-vous- The rock star in question bit off more than he could chew.Misapprehension- After all, a girl just wants to have fun.Romance- It blooms in the most unlikely places and bears its thorns with pride.Lady Luck- An agent of chaos meets a singer of love.Mobius- It’s just so wrong that it’s inevitable.Death and the Maiden- And cats.A Man of Good Fortune- “Graveyards are full of those who considered themselves invincible.”Endymion- Even a god of war needs someone to come home to....
|Title||:||The Theater Of Dusk (A Short Story Collection)|
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The Theater Of Dusk (A Short Story Collection) Reviews
It took me a very long time to collect these thirteen short stories, around 8-9 years. I can't write at will. Each story came uninvited and unexpected, as it always happens, and demanded to be put down. Some were written because of events that happened to me or my friends, and I disguised them as fiction. Others were written because an idea occurred to me and I decided to pursue it. I am the protagonist in one, and a friend stars in another. In a sense, I am the protagonist in all as every single person in these stories sprang from my consciousness, or maybe my unconscious. The only characters I can't be held accountable for are the cats. :)I do have favourites, though I obviously love them all. I wrote them. I can't possibly not love them, or I'd have kept them in my drawer and not published them. It is my sincere wish you will come to enjoy, and maybe even love at least one of them. If that happens, please leave a comment, rate the book, share it with those friends you talk about books. Perhaps you'll even write a review. You will make me really happy if you do, and help me to keep writing.For obvious reasons, I won't rate my own book. I'll leave you to decide what it was like for you. I wrote it and published it. My job here is done. Now it's in your hands. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.
In it's entirety this book is a book filled with darkness. Each individual story contributes a little more to the depth created within the darkness and each story brings the reader further from the light and deeper into the whole that the book becomes. We become each character, however horrific that thought is, and we remain there throughout the book only to realise that through each tale the element of love does not exist. We reach the final curtain of the book to be shown that darkness doesn't have to be all there is.This little read takes the reader by surprise. Each short story takes you along a road of self discovery in some ways and the reader can almost recognise some elements of the darkness within the self. At the end of the last story we are shown that not all is as it seems - light and darkness co-exist but each individual has to open up and allow the other inThese stories certainly can make a person think deep thoughts. If you aren't a lover of depth and darkness then this probably isn't the read for you but I would recommend it to anyone prepared to brave the deep.This is a Goodreads First Read
Firstly I am going to say, if you like dark, mysterious and slightly disturbing things.. this is the book for you. I can not be happier that this author and I crossed paths. This collection is a mix of dark, mystery and a little of the in between. What do I mean by that? Well, first off there is a line between here and there. This is on the borderline. It's a mix of emotions and darkness. Darkness that wraps you up in it's tight fisted hands and pulls you in close to kiss you so passionately that you go stupid. You forget all about everything. I liked a few of the stories more than others, as with any collection, but there was one that pulled in me to the point that I just sat there for a minute, then went back and reread it. Judas for me was breathtaking. I really and truly wanted more of this. I love Angels and this was a good play on the good yet darkness that can surround ones soul.Good read and one that I will be going through again when I need a little darkness.
I didn't win this book on Goodreads, but I had entered to win it when it came up for giveaway. It was sent to me by the author for an honest review. First off, I'm not sure why people would be offended by this book of short stories. In my opinion, there are only a few stories that might offend people and one is "Interlude"and a few that might leave the reader scratching their heads like "The Sylph". The story that I enjoyed the most was "Endymion". All in all, I enjoyed this book. Each story made for a quick getaway from real life, before bed, to turn off the "Got To Do Tomorrow" List or from real life in general. Give this book of short stories a shot because you might enjoy it too.
A very intriguing title and equally intriguing stories! I enjoyed it very much, I liked the mix of the innocence and magic of some stories with the darkness of some others. I loved how the author pictures the characters in a very personnal way, the stories are short but I felt like I knew these people since a long time! The descriptions are wonderful and very poetic, the endings very unexpected and surprising, some of them really make you want to stare at the last page for a bit longer. A very enjoyable trip along this story collection!
Let me begin by saying The Theater of Dusk is not easy or light reading. Though humour isn’t completely absent, the writer deals with subjects which make most people uncomfortable. Pain, blood, suicide, abusive relationships, rape, deceit, greed, BDSM, power games, betrayal and death are dishes on the menu. Killers, vampires, demons and humans paint a fragmented canvas of red, black and grey. Obsession walks hand in hand with self-destruction; there are no easy answers and often no way out. But should you make it to the final curtain, Love will appear to guide you into the light.Is this book for you? I guess the real question is, can you embrace the dark and still find your way back home? If you want to kill a few hours, this isn’t what you’re looking for. If, on the other hand, darkness is a friend, then this little book will be a safe place. For those rare and genuinely dark souls out there, for the empaths, the open-minded and the eccentric, for all those who have fire-walked in their personal hells, The Theater of Dusk will be a rewarding experience.Please note that due to its subject matter, this collection is recommended for mature readers.
A very descriptive selection of short stories which allows one to escape into the stories setting their imagination free. Each story takes you away to a new adventure and you are eager for more. A book that will sit amongst my most treasured books. I look forward to reading more by this talented author.
Dark, gothic romance. Nice written, liked most of the stories. Will read it again in the future with a cup of tea.