Words With Fiends

الهه شرقی - رویا خسرونجدی It’s not always easy to review a work by someone you know but Matt Schiariti makes it easy. Words with Fiends is good, very, very good. While I am not a reader of the horror genre this is a nice, understated little study in mental torture.

Matt has created a main character, Morgan, who I have absolutely no sympathy for. A man who has no problem being a good guy, doing the right thing if it isn’t too much work, if it doesn’t inconvenience him. You can see that Morgan has had no problem coasting through his life on the straight and narrow until something catastrophic happens. Then the real Morgan emerges and he proceeds to damn himself by making all the morally wrong choices.

Matt’s first published story, Hollow (Be Careful What You Wish For), is included in Apocalypse 13 by Padwolf Publishing, which I have a copy of so now I’m going to have to dig it out of my Kindle and see what else Matt has been up to.

Reading Words with Fiends is a choice you won’t regret.