Review of my story “Ascension” on The Page of Reviews

Over on his Page of Reviews website, Adam Shaftoe has reviewed my latest story “Ascension” (which can be read on AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review).

Adam begins with:

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.

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