Limbus, Inc. by Anne C. Petty
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Book Info: Genre: Anthology/Shared World/Dark Fiction
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: those who enjoy speculative fiction, dark fiction
Trigger Warnings: assassination, killing, murder, flaying
My Thoughts: Five novellas, different characters but the same world. A mysterious employment agency that can find the perfect job just for you... but what are the consequences? That is the question raised in these stories, ranging from science-fiction to Lovecraftian horror, to urban fantasy noir. There is not a lot I can tell you about this, since it would spoil things. I liked the way the whole story was connected together with the prologue, intermission, and epilogue providing the glue that holds the novellas together into a cohesive whole. Really good idea, really good book. Check it out.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Are you laid off, downsized, undersized?So reads the business card from LIMBUS, INC., a shadowy employment agency that operates at the edge of the normal world. LIMBUS's employees are just as suspicious and ephemeral as the motives of the company, if indeed it could be called a company in the ordinary sense of the word.
Call us. We employ. 1-800-555-0606.
How lucky do you feel?
In this shared-world anthology, five heavy hitters from the dark worlds of horror, fantasy, and scifi pool their warped take on the shadow organization that offers employment of the most unusual kind to those on the fringes of society.
One thing’s for sure—you’ll never think the same way again about the fine print on your next employment application!
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