What to say about Ascension? I suppose I could come out and say that it is the best piece of horror fiction that I’ve ever read. Although, I’ve been told that a good reviewer is never supposed to be so direct in their praise as it may come off as being too obsequious. But when a story works as well as this one does, there’s really no need to be circuitous with the praise.
And ends with:
Matt Moore has proven his masterful talent in using flash fiction to create a rich and thoughtful world. Ascension emphasises the living in “living dead” to create a unique demarcation from the established forms of zombie/horror fiction. Now will somebody please give Mr. Moore a bucket of scotch, an empty room and a blank cheque so he can write a novel of this calibre.
In between, he discusses a lot of the issues and ideas I tried to put into this story… and even some I was not aware I had addressed.
Many thanks to Adam for his thorough, thoughtful review.
If anyone had a bucket of scotch they want to donate, contact me using the links at right.