The Macabre Masterpiece: Poems of Horror and Gore

The Macabre Masterpiece: Poems of Horror and Gore - Justin Bienvenue Overall I would have to say that I found the anthology to be entertaining, in a spooky ghost stories around the campfire kind of way. Many of the poems offer vivid details making the scenes easy to envision. Each chapter offers up several poems that cover a single topic. All are a bit creepy, some venture into the disturbed or even grotesque ranges. Surprisingly, given my seeming aversion to the subject, I felt most of the poems were simply not long enough. They all had a mesmorizing simple rhythm that begged to be continued.

The particular poem I found most apropos to the Halloween theme would be 'Sounds of the Seasons'. There were outstanding poems in each chapter, but I found the final chapter, Suspense, to be my favorite. I have friends who particularly enjoy, creepy, macabre and gore, I would for sure suggest this to them.