Friday, March 1, 2013
The City Quiet As Death by Steven Utley & Michael Bishop
Title: The City Quiet as Death
Authors: Steven Utley & Michael Bishop
First Publication: 2009
Cover Artist: Jon Foster
Between the incessant music of the stars and the spectre of a giant squid caught inside a locket ball, it is difficult for Don Horacio to maintain a restful mind.
The synopsis does not sound exciting but that is not the reason for this short chapbook. The authors combine to write a very poetic book. The language seems to flow from paragraph to paragraph.
This is one of those stories that I will read again. My best guess after the first reading is that this is a H. P. Lovecraft inspired allegory about madness.
Recommended. When you combine two of my favorite short story writers it has to be good.