Black Pockets

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Categories: Horror
Publisher: E-Reads/E-Reads | Date published: 01/01/2006


In this masterful collection of horror stories, George Zebrowski divides these nineteen tales into Personal, Political, and Metaphysical terrors―stories to scare you individually, stories to frighten you as a social animal, and stories that should terrify the entire human race. In "I Walked with Fidel," a young man encounters a once politically powerful zombie; "Jumper" focuses on a young woman with a dark and troubled past; while in "The Coming of Christ the Joker," the light-hearted banter of a celebrity TV talk show becomes something far more serious. "A Piano Full of Dead Spiders" is an eerie story of genius, its demands, and its delusions; in "Passing Nights," the truth behind a recurring nightmare is revealed; "The Soft Terrible Music" depicts a man who must hide his past even from himself. And in the title story, the novella "Black Pockets," Zebrowski asks: What happens to a man when his desire for revenge becomes all-consuming? With an introduction by Howard Waldrop and an afterword by the author, George Zebrowski reveals himself in BLACK POCKETS AND OTHER DARK THOUGHTS as a writer who can play upon our more disturbing emotions even as he impels us to deeper thoughts.