Monday, August 26, 2013

Dead Boys by Michael Penkas Review

Dead Boys
By: Michael Penkas


They're not hard to find, if you know where to look. In the back of a pub after happy hour. In a dorm room between semesters. In a dog park after sunset. In a hospice room on Christmas Eve. Dead boys.

Michael Penkas brings you four stories about the dead who refuse to leave and the living who refuse to let them go.

Parable of the Lazy Rooster - A priest offers consolation and the most exotic drink on Earth.

Cold Comfort - A prostitute visits the scene of a tragedy in order to render her own brand of absolution.

Wet Dog Perfume - A lonely man mourns the death of one friend as he makes another.

Midnight Cappuccino - Christmas Eve brings together a family separated by more than miles

About the Author:

I currently have over a dozen published stories. When not writing, my day jobs have included software editor, research librarian, and desktop publisher. I'm also the website editor for Black Gate. I'm currently a regular participant at the Top Shelf Books (Palatine) monthly open mic event, the Bad Grammar (Chicago) reading series, the Gumbo Fiction Salon (Chicago), and the Tamale Hut Cafe (North Riverside) reading series.

Social Media:

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Ricky's Review:

Well this isn’t a normal book that we usually review, but it was a nice change of pace from the normal books that I read. It is four short stories that will have you scratching your head, and thinking WTF.

If you like ghost stories and things that are a little on the strange side then this book is one for you. 

 I have never heard of “Tales from the Red Lion”. I guess that is something from the Chicago area.

I think that if you are looking for something a little bit different then your normal read then this is a good one. It will have you thinking about a lot of what ifs.  It is a short book but has a lot of action. I really enjoyed the stories, and thought that it was a well written book. Since this isn’t a love book I give it four stars instead of hearts. 

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