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Review – “Dark Delicacies 2″ edited by Del Howison and Jeff Gelb

Review – “Dark Delicacies 2″ edited by Del Howison and Jeff Gelb

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the country’s premiere horror bookshop – Dark Delicacies, in Burbank.  Some friends of mine, knowing my love of reading, thought that I would enjoy a visit to the shop.  Boy, were they right.  I met the owner, Del Howison, and proceeded to spend an hour discussing everything from zombies, to Stephen King, to Brian Keene.  It was such a pleasure to talk with Del – his love and passion for writing, and the horror genre in particular, were infectious.

While there, Del asked if I had read any of his horror anthologies.  I admitted that I had not – if you’ve read my other reviews, you know that I am not a particularly big fan of short fiction.  After talking with Del, though, I was intrigued by what type of collection he and his other editor, Jeff Gelb, would pull together.  As I looked through the three volumes of “Dark Delicacies”, I noticed that volume two had an unpublished story from Max Brooks, set in the world of “World War Z”.  Being a fan of Brooks, and zombies in general, I was sold.  I picked up the book – which Del was kind enough to sign for me – and headed home.

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