Friday, June 10, 2022

A Bouquet of Viscera by Bridgett Nelson

Bridgett Nelson’s debut fiction collection, A Bouquet of Viscera, presents a set of horror tales that range from the darkly fanciful to the most deeply, personally disturbing. There's not a single tale that doesn't hit most or all of the right notes. Many of the stories draw upon her real-life experience in the medical field to build a believable — and usually unsettling — backdrop. Apart from a scant handful of issues that a little editing would fix, Nelson's prose is assured, powerful, and immersive. Standout stories include "Aura," "Cooked," and "Jinx"; and their companion tales are scarcely less noteworthy.

The cover, by Lynne Hansen, couldn't capture the overall feel of this collection any better. Good stuff all-around.

Check out A Bouquet of Viscera at here.

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