06 March 2009

Adam Golaski's Worse Than Myself

On Wednesday (3/4), we had our third Central Authors taping of the semester, with author Adam Golaski, a "once and future" part-timer in the CCSU English Department, reading from his 2008 horror collection, Worse Than Myself, from Raw Dog Screaming Press.

I'm not a fan of the horror genre, but Adam's stories are intriguingly different because the horror is never the result the same old things. Nor do they end in clever rationalizations of strange occurrences.

The stories are old-fashioned scary, but Adam's focus is always less on explaining away the horror as much as creating a world in which the horrors exist. They are vividly drawn, atmospheric in effect, and wonderful reads.

But don't read it to your kids!

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