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Review - Ooze

Ooze Little Bursts of Body Horror Featuring Judith Sonnet and Rowland Bercy Jr. Edited by Ruth Anna Evans Body horror is best when it comes in little bursts. In this novella-length collection full of gross, grimy, creepy, crawly, bubbling, bursting fun, what you'll be surprised by is how much heart and story can be packed into such small packages. With twenty up-and-coming authors putting forth their best short works of body horror, be prepared to be smacked in the face with a combination of the classic and the new. There's plenty that you hope for when you pick up a book of body horror---transformation, dissolution, decay---but there are also a delightful number of heartfelt and surprising twists on the idea. Every story is under 2,500 words and many are shorter.

The book contains weird and wonderful cover art for each story and has a foreword by Bridgett Nelson. It features stories by Judith Sonnet and Rowland Bercy Jr., along with eighteen other authors, some established in the horror world and others with totally fresh voices.

This book is revolting, ridiculous, touching, and terrifying. It's a little burst of fantastic new body horror.


Ooze features 21 short stories of body horror. You’ll squirm, you’ll gag, and there is a good chance you will never eat hamburgers again. There is some good gross outs in here! If body horror is your thing, this is a book you won’t want to miss! Every story brings something nasty to the table. Some of my favorites are Teething, The Last Hamburger Restaurant in the World, A New Kind of Meat, If I Carry You, Dr. Parasite, Got You Too and Family Dinner.

I rarely five star anthologies, but this one was very deserving. The authors definitely went all out and hit all the marks on making this a disgusting and vile read. There are several new to me authors here that I’d love to read more from.

Indie Book Addict Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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