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Brian Evenson’s latest collection of stories, Song for the Unraveling of the World, are as fantastic as they are terrifying. A man discovers items mysteriously disappearing from his apartment. A new pair of glasses reveal shadow-like creatures.

Most of these 22 tales begin with a mystery or an anomaly, which may or may not be resolved in terms of traditional horror or science fiction stories. Evenson’s writing is unique within the horror and sci-fi genres. His writing style is reminiscent of H.P. Lovecraft and Shirley Jackson, but also contains elements of Franz Kafka, Raymond Carver, and Cormac McCarthy.

Song for the Unraveling of the World is an eclectic collection that is unique within the familiar constraints of horror and sci-fi. Evenson’s ability to have stories occupy genre, but remain unique is fascinating and worth your time.

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