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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
The Diorama and Other Stories by Sebastian Bendix is a collection of short stories with an irresistible appeal to fans of horror. Each story is imagined and written to give readers the chills. From the start of each story, the author introduces an unusual phenomenon, something shocking, something that makes the reader intrigued and that compels them to want to find out what is actually happening. For instance, the first story begins in a very curious manner: “Before he had made it across the parking lot, they opened up and pissed on Martin Taper, raining hot and foul.” The collection features a wide array of characters — vampires, werewolves, ghouls, ghosts, and all sorts of monsters.
In these stories you’ll find gore and the author does an impeccable job in exploring the darker side of things. It’s the kind of collection with stories that the reader finishes and doesn’t want to put out the light. The world-building, the frightening elements of the settings, and the author’s gift for tight writing are among the aspects of the narrative that make him a master in the short story genre. The characters are well developed and compelling. Each story has a grip of its own and the narrative voice is so strong that it’s easy to follow. Sebastian Bendix uses grim humor and other elements of style to enrich the reading experience. The Diorama and Other Stories is comprised of thrilling tales that will keep anyone awake through the night and make them scared of the dark. Each is crafted to be a chilling ride into the darkness.