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Candy In The Dumpster

By Martin Mundt, John Everson, Bill Breedlove and Jay Bonansinga

Released at the World Horror Convention in 2006, Dark Arts Books’ debut title features three “new and used” stories each from four Chicago horror authors.

Ranging from the insanely funny to the chillingly creepy, the book garnered the following notice in the Years’s Best F&H anthology the following year:

 

“A few of the originals are utterly tasteless and utterly hilarious, particularly one each by Martin Mundt and Bill Breedlove.”

-Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror 2007

Candy in the Dumpster opens with another dark voice from Chicago — Mort Castle, who wrote in his introduction:

“…And though each is a unique perspective and unique voice, they all have that “tongue in cheek” (not necessarily one’s own), satirical, never say “die” when you can say “maim” kind of thinking that we find in those works of horror likely to reside and resound within the reader’s consciousness for a long, long time.”

-From the Introduction by Mort Castle


TABLE OF CONTENTS:

MARTIN MUNDT
A Perfect Plan
The Cure
Babies Is Smart

JOHN EVERSON
The White House
Swallowing the Pill
Pumpkin Head

BILL BREEDLOVE
The Lost Collection
Free to Good Home
Drowning in the Sea of Love

JAY BONANSINGA
Animal Rites
Stash
Deal Memo

Jay Bonansinga, John Everson, Martin Mundt, Bill Breedlove

Jay Bonansinga, John Everson, Martin Mundt, Bill Breedlove



CONGRATULATIONS!!!

to Bill Breedlove and Martin Mundt, who each have received Honorable Mentions in the 2007 edition of YEAR’S BEST FANTASY & HORROR for their stories “Drowning in the Sea of Love” and “Babies Is Smart” from Candy in the Dumpster!


Candy In The Dumpster
CANDY IN THE DUMPSTER
ISBN: 0-9779686-0-X
Release Date: 2006
Trade Paperback: 152 pages

$14.95
(free shipping in the U.S.)

 

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WHAT THE CRITICS SAID:

“… it is a short read- but it’s one you’ll pick up again and again. I’ve already read some of them 3 or 4 times with a grin on my face, enjoying the black humor and picking up little nuances every time. It does what any good compilation does- makes you hunt for more work by the authors. I look forward to checking out more of their books.”
– CREATURE CORNER

“… There is one thing that I noticed with every story contained in “Candy in the Dumpster” and that is they all are extremely disturbing. I don’t mean just a little twisted either, these push the envelope of disturbing horror. From sex with vegetables to mass murder of the grandest scale, there’s definitely something for everyone to enjoy here. I highly recommend picking up a copy as soon as possible.”
– MAXIMUM HORRORS

“What happens when four diverse, but equally talented and demented individuals contribute a few stories, both new and previously printed, apiece to a single volume? You get one of the best collections of the year by four remarkably warped individuals, and you have a damned good time reading it. Candy in the Dumpster is that collection.”
– DREAD CENTRAL
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“Topped off with a nice little introduction by the legendary Mort Castle, Candy in the Dumpster is a best bet for fans who like horror stories with bits of sick humor thrown in.”
– THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW #14

“Those in the mood for well-written, unpredictable, richly comic horror are strongly advised to give this book a try…”
-FRIGHT.COM

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