Major props to Mike O’Driscoll at Ginger Nuts of Horror for his immersive and insightful review of The Skeleton Melodies. “At his best, his stories show us ordinary people trying and, more often than not, failing, to make sense of a fucked-up world,” writes O’Driscoll. “No matter how grotesque or unreal the situations in which they find themselves, nor how egregious their mistakes, these are men and women we can empathise with.”
Local legend Al Stilley has published a piece in the latest installment of The Southsider Voice, covering the release of The Skeleton Melodies (Hippocampus Press). Our discussion touched on several topics (Ghouljaw and Other Stories…the Nightmare Theater horror host, Sammy Terry…Dark Shadows…). I’m grateful to have spent some time with Al.