Tuesday, December 27, 2011

An Ancient Mariner... Indeed, Mr. Chwedyk.

Since the release earlier this month of "Drink for the Thirst to Come," the collection has been gathering some very nice comments from other writers. I wanted to excerpt and post a few here.

"Santoro is a master at the top of his game, believe me!"
--Robert Walker, author of "Shadows in the White City," and "Children of Salem."
"Emerging as one of our true worthy successors to Ray Bradbury...Lawrence Santoro captures lightning in a killing jar... Lyrical, horrific, and luminous with dark wonder.”
--Jay Bonansinga, New York Times bestselling co-author of "The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor."

"Lawrence Santoro turns the emotional volume to 11 and cranks it up from there...with a breathless sense of detail and cadence..."
--Richard Chwedyk, Nebula Award-winning author of "Bronte's Egg."

Jay's entire comment: “Emerging as one of our true worthy successors to Ray Bradbury, Chicago scribe Lawrence Santoro captures lightning in a killing jar in his new collection DRINK FOR THE THIRST TO COME. Lyrical, horrific, and luminous with dark wonder, Santoro’s tales frame archetypes such as zombies, the apocalypse, the mysteries of space, and good old fashioned monsters with heartbreaking undercurrents of humanity and… well… sadness. Haunting and highly recommended!”

Here's what Richard said: “In these stories, Larry Santoro turns the emotional volume to 11 and cranks it up from there. They are set in worlds at once familiar and unique, amusing and horrifying, brought to life with a breathless sense of detail and cadence. The slightest gesture is illuminated with the passionate, unfaltering precision of an Ancient Mariner unfolding his tale, commanding your uncompromised attention.”

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