Posted by Rampant Coyote on February 6, 2017
Windows Into Hell is an anthology of “religious horror” by several best-selling and award-winning authors. D J Butler, Michaelbrent Collings, Mette Ivie Harrison, Michael R. Collings, and many more offer glimpses into personal, customized, and unusual slices of the afterlife for the characters.
Warning – it’s hell (even if it resembles the heaven the characters envisioned during their lifetime), and it’s not pretty. These are not feel-good stories, although they are usually not without hope. These hells are not eternal… but that fact may be academic for a character who has been confined there for a thousand lifetimes. That’s not to say the stories aren’t enjoyable… just don’t expect happy endings.
However, the stories are well-written and thought provoking. I found myself thinking, “but…” and “what if…?” about some of the stories days after I’d read them. That’s a good sign. I tend to rate an anthology based on the quality of its two best stories, but this one has really good stories throughout.
I was (and am) a fan of the original Twilight Zone series. That’s kind of the flavor of many of these stories, although they may be a hair or two darker. After all, they are stories of the damned, so even death isn’t a possible release. If you are a fan of that type of story… with often open-ended endings and a certainly uncomfortable premise… then this may be an anthology you will really enjoy.
If you are interested, it is available in paperback and on Kindle:
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