But I don’t care darling, because I love you, and you’ve got to let me eat your brains. ~ Freddy – Night of the Living Dead
“Love is horrible. It’s ruthless, messy, mind-altering, and raw. It takes no prisoners. It chews you up and spits you out and leaves you for dead. Love is, you could say, very much like a zombie.”
In this haunting short story collection, anything is possible—tea helps a dying musician with his inspiration for an ode to his girl, a young wife is trapped in a house hiding a form of evil you would never expect, a counterspy ponders a mission that found him face to face with a deadly virus and it’s carriers and promises are kept in life and in death .
I will admit, I’m not the biggest anthology fan. Not because I don’t like short stories. Moreso, because I get so frustrated when I read an AMAZING short story that should be a full length novel…I want more. There are a couple such tales in this anthology entitled Hungry For You, by A.M. Harte. This anthology introduces you to various images of passion and love in a world that is dark and foreboding. The question remains will love or the horror prevail in the end?
A.M. Harte takes zombies and breathes a bit of new life into them. I love my zombies, but sometimes they get very tiresome and boring. Hungry for Love and the tales within gave me a bit of hope that there are authors out there willing to take some chances and make some changes to the genre. (within reason - don’t make my zombie sparkle, please!!)
Espresso rating: Triple with a splash of milk.