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  • Title: Behold the Void
  • Author: Philip Fracassi
  • ISBN: 9781945373497
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Paperback
  • BEHOLD THE VOIDIntroduction by Laird BarronBEHOLD THE VOID is nine stories of terror that huddle in the dark space between cosmic horror and the modern weird, between old school hard edged horror of the 1980 s and the stylistic prose of today s literary giants.Revenge takes a monstrous form when a scorned lover acquires bizarre, telekinetic powers a community swimming pooBEHOLD THE VOIDIntroduction by Laird BarronBEHOLD THE VOID is nine stories of terror that huddle in the dark space between cosmic horror and the modern weird, between old school hard edged horror of the 1980 s and the stylistic prose of today s literary giants.Revenge takes a monstrous form when a scorned lover acquires bizarre, telekinetic powers a community swimming pool on a bright summer day becomes the setting for a ghastly nightmare of sacrifice and loss a thief does bloody battle with a Yakuza for the soul of a horse god a priest must solve the mystery of a century old serial killer or risk the apocalypse a newly married couple discover that relationships gone bad can be poisonous, and deadly a child is forced to make an ultimate choice between letting his parents die or living with the monsters they may become and when a boy is trapped on a beach at low tide, he must face death in many forms that of the rising water coming to consume him and the ghost of his dead mother who wants him back, reaching for him with dark, longing arms
    Behold the Void BEHOLD THE VOIDIntroduction by Laird BarronBEHOLD THE VOID is nine stories of terror that huddle in the dark space between cosmic horror and the modern weird between old school hard edged horror of t

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    1. This book contains a signed book plate signed by Philip Frasassi and an inlaid hand corrected manuscript page page 245.In his first story collection titled Behold the Void screen writer, producer, director Philip Fracassi offers up an collection of stories aimed at the wyrd and cosmic horror reader and will truly engage every reader interested in a well told story.Mr Frasassi first came to my attention in 2001 when I noticed his name on a DVD as the producer of a video titled The Psychedelic Fur [...]

    2. One of the things that s very apparent in every story in this collection, and with all of Fracassi s work, is the intense focus on developing character Some might say that it s even too much and not necessary for the short scary stories he writes, but I would respectfully disagree and it s an aspect in his work that I really appreciate Good horror, to me, is inherently linked to character, and even so here Yes, these 9 stories feature occult horror, ghost stories, and cosmic horror, but the thr [...]

    3. Most of today s horror writers fall into one of two camps They revel in beautiful language and atmosphere, or their stories are constructed to achieve a high level of suspense from the first sentence, and to provide a twist or a payoff at the end.Fracassi combines the best of both worlds His prose is as fresh and surprising as his storylines are satisfying.The supernatural mirrors psychological distress and cultural dissonance in these tales of barely missed dreams and opportunities The five sen [...]

    4. Fracassi s debut collection, BEHOLD THE VOID, showcases one of the strongest new voices in Horror Fracassi doesn t shy away from deeply powerful emotion, and he s not afraid to scare a reader silly Dreamlike and unique, BEHOLD THE VOID contains nine stories that crawl under a reader s skin and become part of them Stories that will reach into your heart and make it race Stories that will infect your subconscious and make you feel like there s something beneath the surface of the world, and there [...]

    5. I ll be writing a full length review of Behold the Void as soon as I get caught up with a few other things but wanted to drop a quick note here now Fracassi had already proven himself to be a top shelf horror author in Altar and Mother This book merely cements that impression as something than a fluke Much Behold the Void is one of those rare collections that stands out for the fact that, not only is there not a bad story in it, it can truthfully be said that every single tale is solid gold Re [...]

    6. If you missed out on getting the chapbooks for Altar and Mother, they are collected here Every story is strong My favorite was Surfer Girl All of these stories pack a punch You will be smooved Buy this book and show some real support for contemporary horror This is guy is a real thing.

    7. I was on the fence until the last story novella shot out and screamed across the sky Fracassi has King sized talents, superb creativity, and an eye for a killer sentence I just wish he would abandon the nasty and cynical characterizations at times.

    8. Literary horror of the highest caliber Professional, polished prose Well rendered and delineated characters and realistic settings and situations which deepen and broaden through the course of the story into something else, something far stranger and disquieting Fracassi excels at exploring fears grounded in the everyday, but as the stories progress we start to find find breaches in the fabric of our reality, glimpses of horrors untold from the depths of the void.

    9. A stunning collection of stories, some of which I ve read before but most are new to this collection and are utterly fantastic There are no filler stories here all are well written, imaginative tales that use both personal and other worldly horror to enrapture the reader and send an icy finger creeping down your spine Each story feels unique and each of the characters compelling, deep and complicated Philip has fast become one of my favourite writers and this collection has instantly become one [...]

    10. A short story collection is one of the best ways to get to know an author I heard Philip Fracassi on A podcast, a epic 3 part interview on This is Horror, and was convinced the guy seemed legit I looked him up at my library, saw nothing so I requested a purchase and within two months I got a notice it was there I knew he had worked as a screenwriter but honestly had never heard of him before the interview Well it was clear I have to fix that.Introduced by cosmic horror master Laird Barron this c [...]

    11. BEHOLD THE VOIDIntroduction by Laird BarronBEHOLD THE VOID is nine stories of terror that huddle in the dark space between cosmic horror and the modern weird, between old school hard edged horror of the 1980 s and the stylistic prose of today s literary giants.Revenge takes a monstrous form when a scorned lover acquires bizarre, telekinetic powers a community swimming pool on a bright summer day becomes the setting for a ghastly nightmare of sacrifice and loss a thief does bloody battle with a Y [...]

    12. I picked this one up because one of my favorite authors recommended it and because all the story ideas sounded good I seldom read collections of short stories because they so often feel like the dregs of the writer s filing cabinet failed attempts at novels, writing exercises, vehicles for exorcising whatever chip on their shoulder felt particularly heavy that day or the demons of past relationships and marriages self therapy Even in short story collections that are supposed to fit a theme, many [...]

    13. Behold The Void is easily one of the best collections I have read so far this year Every story is this collection is super strong I was immediately hooked into the book with Construction Of A Sunset, a weird telekinesis tale which honestly reads like an episode of Twilight Zone that would make Rod Serling or Richard Matheson proud I had previously read two of the stories in this book, Altar, and Mother, in chapbook form enjoying them both I reread them this time around and yep they re still good [...]

    14. Incredible collection, just buy it This year has been a tough year for me in horror I ve read a lot of disappointing books, to the point where I was thinking i was done with horror for the most part Malfi is still a release day purchase for me But this collection.I ve tried reading Lovecraft for years and have enjoyed a lot of his stories, for the ideas and the prose than the execution And I ve read some Lovecraftian collections in the past few years, which have largely been mixed bags But this [...]

    15. I own Mother which was my first time reading Fracassi s work That small little chapbook blew me away Following Altar.This collection has those two mentionedSoft Construction of a Sunset Love is within the power of the mind Like a setting sun things will melt away or self destruct Power is what one man wanted of The Horse Thief A great shootout scene at the end and a hard kick from a horse Coffin The secrets of the wood will be buried with the ones who knew The Baby Farmer All children must die [...]

    16. A stunning collection of strange tales from Philip Fracassi Vivid, strange, vicious, unrelenting Philip s background as a screenwriter really comes across in the pictures he paints with his tight, muscular prose I m left with a head full of weird and beautiful imagery, families often fragmented, haunted by loss or cruelty or suffering, and the pitiless sound of the Void, waiting, fangs bared at the fringe of each of these stories The final story, Mandala is pure early Stephen King quality charac [...]

    17. Loved this book, especially the final story, Mandala, which I ve been thinking about for weeks now it doesn t let go The danger in horror collections is that the stories all tend to go in the same direction, and after a while everything feels so ridiculously predetermined, but this book doesn t do that you never know which way things are going to break for the characters, so there s still room for hope, which in turn makes room for heartbreak Anyway really enjoying all things Fracassi, can t wai [...]

    18. This is an astonishing collection of stories, haunting in the best ways Fracassi finds the messy humanity in his characters even as he hurls them into the abyss He s also sadistically adept at pacing, especially in Mandala, a sustained and measured exercise in gut churning dread Weird fiction fans should stare deep into this void.

    19. This was a great short story collection Philip Fracassi does a great job writing stories that you can connect with and immediately become invested in Very reminiscent of the way Stephen King tells stories, great character depth and getting into the mind of children and pre teens All of these stories were excellent I will definitely be reading of his work.

    20. This is an easy 5 star review Every story in here is a winner For horror weird fiction fans, this is a must read.

    21. I m so glad I ve found this author I loved all the stories in this collection to a varying degree I must say, the suspense in the last story, Mandala, made me realize than once that I needed to breathe That always impresses me.

    22. I had the privilege to read most of these stories before they were unleashed on the world, and there s still a bit of jealousy that others are now able to experience what I went through on first reading Fracassi s collection There ve been a handful of writers whose work I felt was so good I wanted to squirrel it away into my personal FAVES file, to peek at whenever the mood struck But a Fracassi story cannot be contained for long it s only a matter of time before it breaks the chain, escapes the [...]

    23. Philip Fracassi is NOT to be trifled with or taken lightly Go ahead, I dare you, I double dog dare you , pretend like this debut collection of short stories and a panic attack inducing novelette to cap the volume all off are as predictable tame or easy to forget as the majority of the content that exists within of the Horror genre s literary landscape Any takers Pssst The fact that this collection has Laird Barron serving up the stories with the attitude of a proud parent seeing his kid just con [...]

    24. Greetings from the Ether,Closing our review series with Philip Fracassi s work, we present to you Behold the Void Fracassi s debut collection and a piece that will not soon be forgotten by dark fiction enthusiasts We previously reviewed Fragile Dreams and Sacculina, two chapbooks by the author that prepared us for the journey that is Behold the Void We are also interviewing Fracassi and will have that post up shortly There is a reason that Fracassi is quickly becoming a star in the fields of dar [...]

    25. I tend to arrive at the party late when it comes to the rise of many contemporary horror writers and often feel I miss out on much of the thrill of discovery that accompanies the witness of their evolution or rather, their slow, sticky emergence from dark, embryonic chrysalides Not so with Philip Fracassi Right now seems to be the right time to have latched onto his work, and I m excited to feel as though I m riding along atop the crest of his rising tide to what is surely inevitable stardom.Or [...]

    26. Philip Fracassi s anthology Behold the Void was recommended by a friend who knows my penchant for good horror, so I had to give it a read I m certainly not sorry I did Fracassi combines the mundane and the maddening in truly wonderful ways Color is key in his magnificent descriptions He s also pretty good at wrapping up the mundane parts of revelations in ways that make the maddening all the wild You just don t expect the world to go crazy over a fairly standard case of cheating or an almost no [...]

    27. This short story collection did nothing short of renew my faith in fiction as entertainment Especially in the short fiction form, where so many authors think it s okay to serve us quaint stew without the meat and potatoes Behold The Void left me stuffed to the gills with pleasure.There isn t a single bad story Highlights for me include Altar, The Horse Thief, The Baby Farmer, Mother, and the capstone novella Mandala Mandala is worth paying for as a stand alone book, in my opinion You know that c [...]

    28. With the release of two novelettes Altar and Mother and one novella Fragile Dreams in 2016, Philip Fracassi has quickly become synonymous with disturbing and disquieting horror Building on his screenwriting experience, he has mastered the art of producing creepy and suspenseful horror stories and he shows no sign of slowing down if his publishing schedule for 2017 is anything to go by With two new novellas and numerous short stories already announced, there are plenty of Fracassi tales to look f [...]

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