The Resource The furry trap, Josh Simmons

The furry trap, Josh Simmons

Label
The furry trap
Title
The furry trap
Statement of responsibility
Josh Simmons
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Furry Trap contains 11 short stories, varying in length from one to 30 pages, as well as a number of 'extras' that will flesh out the reader's experience. From the title creatures in 'Night of the Jibblers,' to the witches and ogres of 'Cockbone,' to the Godzilla-sized, centaur-bodied depiction of the title character in 'Jesus Christ,' to the disarmingly cute yet terrifying demons of 'Demonwood,' to the depraved, caped crusading antihero in 'Mark of the Bat,' Simmons is a master of creating terrifying beasties that inspire and inflict nightmarish horrors, usually taken to unforgettable extremes" -- from publisher's web site
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Review
The 11 horror stories in this collection showcase Simmons’s possession of a dark and capable imagination, one that has discomfort down to an exact science. Subjects include Christmas gift giving gone wrong, a deranged and overexcited movie theater patron, a retelling of a certain disturbed bat-oriented superhero, and a simpleton in possession of a very special member. Simmons (House; Jessica Farm) is at his best in stories like “Mutant” and “Demonwood,” where rash decisions and chance encounters lead to nightmarish consequences, with terrifying demon children and reborn mutants wreaking havoc on the lives of the ignorant. There are stories that feel flimsier than others, like “Jesus Christ” and “Mark of the Bat,” but Simmons’s brand of deep unease permeates all of them, even in the opening story, “In a Land of Magic,” which features a scene of sexual and physical violence that could lead to sleepless nights. The book is also filled with illustrations and short comics that just add to the pile of evidence that Simmons has a wide-ranging talent, with an artistic sense that brings to life his most ghoulish creations. These stories are, hopefully, harbingers of even stronger and more sinister work in the future, with fewer wizard-related sexual assault scenes. (July) --Staff (Reviewed June 11, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 24, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10133572
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simmons, Josh
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monsters
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Horror tales
Target audience
adult
Label
The furry trap, Josh Simmons
Instantiates
Publication
Note
On p. 5: "The furry trap (horror stories, 2004-2011)"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cockbone
  • The furry trap
  • Demonwood
  • In a land of magic
  • Christmas eve
  • Mark of the bat
  • Asshole roommate
  • Night of the jibblers
  • Head of a dog
  • Jesus Christ
  • Mutant
Control code
883062
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
140 pages
Isbn
9781606995365
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781606995365
  • (OCoLC)755704974
Label
The furry trap, Josh Simmons
Publication
Note
On p. 5: "The furry trap (horror stories, 2004-2011)"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cockbone
  • The furry trap
  • Demonwood
  • In a land of magic
  • Christmas eve
  • Mark of the bat
  • Asshole roommate
  • Night of the jibblers
  • Head of a dog
  • Jesus Christ
  • Mutant
Control code
883062
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
140 pages
Isbn
9781606995365
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781606995365
  • (OCoLC)755704974

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