Villains, Villainy, and Villainpunk: Monstrous Microfictions
Jeff MachPosted 12 August 2020 by the-librarian
I enjoyed Jeff Mach’s There and Never, Ever, Back Again I decided to pick up this book. That was a very good decision. This is an anthology of short stories rather than a full-length novel but each is memorable, fun, and entirely enjoyable in the bite-size chunks in which they are presented.
Jeff Mach is known for clever, witty writing and this book did not disappoint. It was one that I enjoyed reading from front to back and I still wanted more. It was a perfect book to delve into and temporarily forget the hellscape we are currently living in and enjoy a fictionalized one.
There is a theme running through the book that connects the stories and makes what could first appear a bunch of mis-matched stories and makes it a cohesive anthology. Each story is unique and interesting and fun in its own way and will keep you on your toes as you make your way through the book.
I tend to enjoy large volumes fantasy and getting the opportunity to live characters, settings, and stories for more than just a few pages at a time. This book is an excellent example of an exception to the rule. I was able to enjoy the characters, settings, and plots for what they were and did not feel shortchanged as I sometimes do when I story comes to a conclusion.
Overall, this is a fantastic book and one I would recommend to anyone who loves villains, monsters, fantasy, and irreverent stories and themes.
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