Book Review: In Somnio: A Collection of Modern Gothic Horror, Edited by Alex Woodroe

Woah! – What a unique collection of horror stories.

I was very lucky to receive an Advanced Reader Copy of this anthology and I knew almost immediately that I had something special in my hands.

I like to read mysteries, thriller, and horror because I enjoy not knowing. A big part of that is also trying to figure out the unknown, to beat the words to the punch, to get there and reach that understanding right before it’s revealed to me. Very often I manage exactly that, and though that usually feels like a win at first, I also wish the stories managed to keep me in the dark a bit longer.

Well, this time it did.

The stories Woodroe has collected for this anthology are something else. Not only are the plots thick with mystery and intrigue, but they’re written in such an original way, like things I’ve never read before, things that don’t compare to anything. It was truly a breath of fresh air to sit down and read stories that felt entirely… new. With the exception of a few, I really enjoyed all the stories in this anthology, and would recommend it to any lover of horror, gothic or otherwise.

I do love to have a good short story collections or anthology on hand for when time is sparse and I can only read a little bit here and there. I’ll definitely keep my eye out for more by Tenebrous Press and Woodroe.

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