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Blood Lite: An Anthology of Humorous Horror Stories Presented by the Horror Writers Association

Blood Lite - Kevin J. Anderson, Mike Resnick, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Nancy Kilpatrick, Don D'Ammassa, F. Paul Wilson, J.A. Konrath, Joe R. Lansdale, Charlaine Harris, Lucien Soulban, Janet Berliner, D.L. Snell, Jeff Strand, Eric James Stone, Christopher Welch, Will Ludwigsen, Matt Venne, M This anthology was an attempt at horror related humor, emphasis on attempt. Largely the short stories were crude, immature, predictable and worthless.

The two best short stories in the book were Kelly Armstrong's and Steven Savile's. Armstrong wrote a short, to the point story about a couple of her characters from the Otherworld series. Nothing serious, but it was rather entertaining. Savile's story, Dear Prudence, is disturbingly hilarious. Savile's story is about a guy who keeps rewriting a note to his wife and each time it becomes more angry and increases the amount of hatred he expresses towards his wife. Sounds simply related to "horror" but it is truly hilarious.

Aside from that the stories were forgettable and most will leave you wishing you never read them in the first place. For instance, perhaps the worst of the bunch, is Landsdale's Mr. Bear which is about Smokey The Bear. Yes, it is seriously about a crude, drunk Smokey the Bear adventure. It is absolutely ridiculous. In close competition for worst is Venne's story about Elvis actually dying from sunlight because he was a vampire. The author made Elvis into practically an illiterate, foul-mouthed ass. I take offense to Elvis being portrayed in such a manner!

Don't bother buying this book, get it from the library if you insist.