The Loved, The Lost, The Dreaming - Michelle Browne
The Loved, The Lost, The Dreaming is a title that describes perfectly the brilliant content of this compilation that even Stephen King would be proud of. The first read The Underlighters is a New Adult dystopian horror fantasy the likes of which I could never have imagined. As the book's main title suggests, The Underlighters is all about the loved - seen through the eyes of Janelle an electrician living beneath Up (the surface)where The Dust prevails. Janelle searches for love, the lost and tries to come to terms with her dreaming. Society has been forced below by The Dust, an almost sentient phenomena that causes nightmares to become real. And boy does the writer go to town on these nightmares. A truly terrifying read, but also a tender love story and a search for things we lose - namely The Lost - those infected by the Dust.
This incredible first story is then followed by eleven, yes eleven equally chilling tales of horror crossing every genre all interwoven skilfully by Michelle Browne to leave this reader gasping and looking under the bed before the lights go off.
A FIVE STAR CHILLFEST to satisfy all horror fans.