Summary: When it comes to short fiction, Orrin Grey is a magician, a practitioner of an arcane art inspired by the likes of Méliès, Welles, and Bradbury. Through literary legerdemain and stylistic sleight-of-hand, he takes the well-told weird tale into a realm of the supernatural, the uncanny, the theatrical, and, most importantly, the entertaining. And entertainment is what you’re sure to find in this collection of stories, provocatively entitled How to See Ghosts & Other Figments. Through the magic of the written word, you will see ghosts. And so much more! The strange! The sinister! The superlative!
Orrin Grey returns with eighteen haunting stories of the strange and supernatural. How to See Ghosts & Other Figments also includes extensive story notes and an introduction by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.
Content Warnings: Suicide, Alcoholism, Body Horror, Gore, Child Endangerment
Review: Long time readers of the blog might remember my adoration of writer Orrin Grey. From his wonderful collections of film reviews from decades past to previous short story collections, not a single one of Orrin Grey’s work has disappointed me in the past. Thus, when I heard that a new Orrin Grey book was out in the world last year, I jumped at the opportunity to pre-order the book directly from Word Horde.
At last, the verdict is in, and I’m happy to say this is another knockout from Grey. If anything, How to See Ghosts & Other Figments might be Orrin Grey’s best book yet.Continue reading “(Collection Review) How to See Ghosts & Other Figments by Orrin Grey”