My review is now live at The Nervous Breakdown. But don’t let the title fool you, Vampire Conditions by Brian Allen Carr is not about teeth, and bats and the homesteads of pale night fliers. These stories will drain you, emotionally, and leave you spent, but alive. In a good way.
My review of Battleborn (Riverhead Hardcover), a collection of Western gothic stories by Claire Vaye Watkins is up at The Nervous Breakdown. Out in the desert there is so much to lose, so much to gain—salvation, for instance. A collection that is sure to be on a lot of MUST READ lists in 2012. It’s on mine as well.