Beautiful/Grotesque Edited by Sam Richard
Five authors of strange fiction, Roland Blackburn (Seventeen Names For Skin), Jo Quenell (The Mud Ballad), Katy Michelle Quinn (Winnie), Joanna Koch (The Wingspan of Severed Hands), and Sam Richard (Sabbath of the Fox-Devils) each bring you their own unique vision of the macabre and the glorious violently colliding. From full-on hardcore horror to decadently surreal nightmares, and noir-fueled psychosis, to an eerie meditation on grief, and familial quiet horror, Beautiful/Grotesque guides us through the murky waters where the monstrous and the breathtaking meet.
They are all beautiful. They are all grotesque
An interesting anthology.
An anthology is only as strong as the different voices that inhabits it, and Beautiful/Grotesque is definitely worth a read. Strange how so many stories centered around the same painter's work can yield such different results.