Friday, October 18, 2019

He Fell Howling, by Stephen Graham Jones


(Mythological Horror) After King Lycaon tried to honor Zeus by serving him a stew of his own son, the god cursed him by turning him into a wolf. This story tells us what happened next. (5,820 words; Time: 19m)

"He Fell Howling," by (edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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Review: 2019.551 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: It offers an explanation for why the Greek gods went away and it explains the origin of werewolves. As a horror story, it offers plenty that’s horrifying—or at least gross.

Con: I could have handled a few scenes to establish what a monster Lycaon was, but there was way too much stomach-churning detail. Others might like this better, but I found it unpleasant to read.

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