Personally, I love all the stories! The reviewer doesn't like gore. That's pretty obvious. No problem: a lot of readers do. Also, I don't feel a number of the other stories went nuts with gore.
I read the reviewer's other reviews and find them to be honest. However, not everyone likes to read the same stories. Some of the books reviewed sounded like awesome reads. Others: not so. The gay book review would not have made me want to read it. It was ranked high by the reviewer, but the subject matter isn't to my liking. Don't get me wrong: I don't care if someone's gay or not; I would just prefer to get a dose of horror.
Notice also that 0 out of 2 found the review to be helpful.
Long story short? If great reviews come in, accept them humbly. If lesser reviews come in, we know they are honest if they deal with the actual stories. Some people review out of spite. This person did not.
Blaze still says his authors are Five Stars with him! I am proud of all of you!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Horror cliches abound in this collection...,
October 24, 2011
This review is from: Satan's Toybox: Demonic Dolls (Kindle Edition)Positives: There were a few stories that broke the mold in this collection. "Mr. Doll," by LosaMarie Lamb, is an interesting tale of a dollhouse collecting its latest addition... daddy! Claudia Lefeve steps into South and Central American legend with her tale of Worry Dolls gone very wrong in "Now I Lay Me down To Sleep." Ever really take a look at Barbie and Ken? In Sue Mydliak's story "The Mattel Nightmare," the beloved plastic dolls become a young woman's horror story! These three stories really shine in terms of plot, unique elements, and horror.
Negatives: Overall, the bulk of the collection falls back on the same old tired horror clichés. Gore is the mainstay, including graphic and stomach-turning torture scenes. There is little suspense in most of the tales and the plots serve as thin excuses for violence. With a theme as narrow as dolls, many of the stories sound too much alike as well. There is not a great deal of variety in possessed, demonic dolls. Once you've read about a doll chewing on a guy's intestines, it's run its course on the evil monster angle.
Summary: Save your money on this one and look for the three standouts in other collections at some point. Two Stars.