100 Jolts: Shockingly Short Stories by Michael A. Arnzen100 Jolts: Shockingly Short Stories by Michael A. Arnzen

100 Jolts: Shockingly Short Stories

byMichael A. Arnzen

Paperback | April 30, 2004

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Title:100 Jolts: Shockingly Short StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.37 inPublished:April 30, 2004Publisher:Raw Dog Screaming PressLanguage:English

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"100 Jolts is one of my favorite bedside books. I love periodically picking it up, popping a couple o' weird fuckers into my mind's mouth, and letting them dissolve like chocolate truffles from hell. It's a really fun book, and I like it a lot." -- John Skipp, author of THE SCREAM"Name your nightmare. Michael Arnzen delivers stories for every possible taste in horror. He can be witty and subtle on one page, then icky and overwhelming on the next. The subjects of these compact stories range from the beloved horror tropes that don't really scare us, such as vampires, to our real fears, such as alienation, to things we hadn't thought to worry about until reading the story, such as skeletal dis-articulation. 100 Jolts is a substantial library of horror fiction in one book." -- Bruce Holland Rogers, author of WIND OVER HEAVEN"Simply stated, there's >nothing"100 Jolts delivers far more than is promised by its title; with this magnificent collection of literate and disturbing short-shorts, some which are among the darkly funniest I've ever read, Arnzen can rightfully claim his place as the Donald Barthelme of horror. This book is a remarkable achievement." -- Gary A. Braunbeck, author of IN SILENT GRAVES"Avant-horror is all about trespass (of narrative limits, of readerly expectations, of social decorum) and all about the disruption of what our culture thinks it needs to repress in order to remain whole and functioning. In these 100 wild-eyed fictive concentrates, Michael A. Arnzen, the wizard of outré, asks our culture to think again. And again." -- Lance Olsen, author of HIDEOUS BEAUTIES"Arnzen generally manages to convey everything he wants with an economy of words that makes one-time short-short king Richard Christian Matheson seem like a wallower in excess." -- Brian Hodge, HELLNOTES"Michael Arnzen is good, he's amazing, a writer deserving a place on any 'best fiction' list; even when he's at his worst, he's not dull, and always, at least, brief." -- RAMBLES"Arnzen manages to entertain in dazzling fashion...This collection will take you to places you never saw coming. Will tantalize you with its sudden, sharp brevity....[100 Jolts is] a defibrillator sending its shock straight to the brain. CLEAR!" -- FEOAMANTE.COM"While writing this review I re-read a number of these stories and was amazed all over again by their sheer inventiveness, their razor sharp prose, and the perfectly streamlined delivery of so many of them. All of the one hundred stories presented here are entertaining. A number of them are classics. Michael Arnzen should be proud of what he has accomplished. 100 JOLTS is the creation of a very talented writer at the top of his game."-- Ray Wallace, SFREADER.COM"Arnzen’s collection is an impressive offering. As short as the stories are, they will haunt you for days (I’m still shaking off the effects of Stress Toy)....100 Jolts would make a great Halloween stocking stuffer (at the risk of giving Mr. Arnzen a backhanded compliment, his stories would find an audience with even the most attention bereft audience), and jaded horror veterans would certainly welcome this book as a refreshing change of pace from mass market factory schlock." -- Randy Schaub, CREATURE CORNER"The bottom line: Michael Arnzen’s writing is a tremendous amount of fun to read, and horror enthusiasts everywhere should pick up a copy of 100 Jolts. This book is great if you only have a few minutes to read during the morning commute or if you have an hour to read every story in succession. I’m sure if you’re like me you’ll be groaning in disgust, looking over your shoulder in fear, and smiling with enjoyment all at the same time. Arnzen’s work is simply that good and that effective. Highly recommended." -- Jason Brannon, SPECFICME