Review: Zombie Raccoons and Killer Bunnies edited by Martin H. Greenburg and Kerrie Hughes

If you’ve ever lived with animals, have spent time in the country wondering what those howls and hoots were all about, thought living next to a pet cemetery might be a good idea, or if you just like to speculate about “things that go bump in the night” and spend endless hours playing some of the more amusing fantasy games available today, Zombie Raccoons & Killer Bunnies is the perfect book for you.

The fifteen tales included here range from chilling to humorous, from fairy-tale settings to high-tech situations. What they share is originality and critters. From an ongoing conflict between chickens and killer bunnies, to a raccoon ready to defend its own at any cost…from a Siamese cat in league with a super squirrel to a story about the white bull of Tara – you’ll find tales about both the creatures you see around you every day, and those you should hope never to meet.

Zombie Raccoons & Killer Bunnies edited by Martin H. Greenburg and Kerrie Hughes. 15 tale anthology. Published by Daw, Inc., 2009. Paper back book, 309 pages.

*Trigger Warning: Animal death and cruelty

Wow. Just…. wow. This book has been on my TBR list since 2009. And it was just AWFUL!!! D; What a disappointment…

I don’t even want to spend much time talking about this trainwreck of disappointment. Easily one of the worst anthologies I’ve ever read. WOW. 😐 Not good.

Not much is really memorable :/ The stories are mostly MID. A few are just… awful!! The only story I rated a 5 of 5 is The Things that Crawled by Richard Lee Byers, a Lovecraft-ish Florida reptile tail (hehe) of horror. It was very good! I WISH I could say that about more of the stories. D: Yowie Wowie.

What was wrong with this book?? Well, the over all common flaw is that the stories all tend to be vague AF with ultra anti-climatic endings!! My notes on each story reads in an extremely simular manner of ” Well. It’s ok… but lacking depth and details. MEH.” D: That’s not good.

So disappointed. 😦 Look at that epic cover?? The idea of an anthology of killer critters is awesome!! This was such a let down. Sorry the review is so short…. I just have no words for this book. I’m just gonna stop thinking about this book now. Hell, I might even just get rid of this book all together!! D:

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