A Collection of Twisted Tales is a selection of short stories and poetry that is written in the style of beloved Edgar Allen Poe. Many of the stories revolve around death; however, how the death is achieved in each story is done in a variety of interesting ways. Like many collections of stories, I had my favorites. Two stories that stuck out to me were The Clock and My Friend, The Wanderer.
In The Clock a series of letters recounts the series of events that led up to the death of the owner of a family home with a peculiar clock. This story walked the line of supernatural and psychosis leaving me wondering if there truly was an evil clock or if mental health issues run in the family.
My Friend, The Wanderer opens with a time travel mystery and ends on a much sinister note. This story drew me in with adventure and intrigue and finished with gore and cruelty.
My only wish for this collection is that I could delve deeper into some of the stories. Overall, a nice mix of horror, thriller and supernatural short stories for a quick read on a rainy day.
This book was received in exchange for an honest review.