New, Revised edition of Unpleasant Tales available.

August 28, 2015

The new edition (second edition) of Unpleasant Tales is now done – well, at the printers anyhow. So if you order it, that is what you will get. The cover is actually now slightly different than what is on the website. Also, the paperback version is a somewhat larger format with fewer pages – the same size as the hardcover.

This edition has many, many revisions. Probably somewhere around 500-700 small changes.

I should emphasize though, buy it from the Eibonvale site. If you get it from Amazon they might end up sending you the old version.

It is amazing how much work went into revising this text. Anyhow, if you were looking for the perfect gift for your beloved one, this just might be it.

As Max Wedge says “UNPLEASANT TALES is almost too potent for even the bravest soul to absorb in one or two sittings, yet there is plenty at hand for the next time you wish to test the strength and stamina of your horror muscle…the prose itself is always impressive. There is a real artist at work here, and for lovers of the bizarre, Connell’s collection is a must-have–one that will reward even the most discerning reader of horror fiction.”

Or HorrorNews.net “…I have heard many novels described as “great examples of prose” before, but this is truly one of only a few modern books I would easily give such a title to.”

Or Innsmouth Free Press “Brendan Connell has taken the geometry of storytelling and thrown it off, ever-so-slightly, causing a sense of unease that defies simple explanation.”

Or Ross Jackson “vice for the connoisseur”

Or The Agony Column “The stories you’ll find in ‘Unpleasant Tales’ are, to the extent that they will make you feel uncomfortable in every way that you can made to be feel uncomfortable, horror stories. But in terms of content, you’ll find an alarmingly unfettered exploration of what we are by virtue of revealing who we are.”

Or Hellnotes “You can hardly ask more from a single book by a single author.”


I have put some books on e-bay….

April 17, 2012

Click here

 


reviews

January 6, 2012

Adam Groves reviews Polycrates at Fright.com

Robert Butterfield reviews Unpleasant Tales and Metrophilias in Dead Reckonings, a quote pulled here at the Eibonvale Blog

 


unpleasant tales review

September 21, 2011

Melissa Voelker wrote a very nice review of Unpleasant Tales at horrornews.net

A quote:

“I have heard many novels described as “great examples of prose” before, but this is truly one of only a few modern books I would easily give such a title to. One of the only ones that a word such as “prose,” with its implications of poetic achievement in non-poetry writing, would really seem to fit.”

 


Page Horrific

September 8, 2011

….has a review, by Max Wedge, of Unpleasant Tales.

Quote:

“…Connell’s collection is a must-have—one that will reward even the most discerning reader of horror fiction.”


review of Unpleasant Tales

August 12, 2011

here


Rise Reviews

February 10, 2011

Sheri White, at Rise Reviews, well, reviews Unpleasant Tales and you can click on this sentence to see it.