The Sea was a Fair Master by Calvin Demmer

I was thinking the other day about how short stories are like a sandwich. A sandwich is a total meal between two pieces of bread. They can be sweet (peanut butter and honey) or savory (brie and bacon). Yes, I know brie is not everyones taste but it is amazing you should try it. Anyway back to my original point. Short stories are the same way. They are a beginning, middle and an end but short. Like a sandwich…..whhaaaa I totally blew your mind there right. There are days when I just want a sandwich and there are days where I want a 3 course meal. This week I really wanted a good sandwich The Sea was a Fair Master fed that need.

The Sea Was a Fair Master

Summary: Delectable dark and vicious short stories.

What I liked: There was so much to like about this collection. The stories were well written. In two pages Demmer was able to flesh out stories and characters which is a testament to his writing style. Each story is completely different, like an episode of the Twilight Zone or Crypt Keepers Tales of Terror. There were two stories that I really enjoyed in particular: Restroom Finds and Revenge of the Myth. They both dealt with subjects I enjoy reading: dystopian survival and myths. Demmer ticked all the boxes in these two stories for me.

What I didn’t like: There wasn’t anything in particular that I didn’t like. I wasn’t a big fan of Trashcan Sam the pacing read a bit off.

Star Rating: 4.5 Stars

My thoughts: I am pretty excited to read more from Demmer in the future. I enjoyed his writing style. If this was just a taster of what he has up his sleeve then the horror/darkreads community need to keep an eye on him.

A BIG Thank You to Calvin Demmer for sending me a advanced review copy in exchange for my honest review!


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