Wildclown Reviews They Had Goat Heads

G. Wells Taylor, author of the Wildclown mysteries, has written a very insightful review of They Had Goat Heads over at his blog. Here's a glimpse:

"The 39 stories in They Had Goat Heads sprint, machine-gun and warp the reader to places where normal rational thinking would never dare go and you begin to wonder, as things progress, whether the collection might actually cause brain damage. One thing is certain, you will come away from the experience knowing you have read a cutting-edge piece of literature: the images are stimulating and resonant, in manifold ways unique and strangely familiar ... We limbo under Freud’s cigar: realistic expectations, interactions, fetish and symbols go out the window. These are transformed into something that resembles the intimate and often ambiguous realm of dreams and the unconscious—but it is more a reflection than resemblance. They Had Goat Heads is breathtaking. The reader is swept from genre to genre as a torrent of provocative images either hurtles past or impacts and bonds at the molecular level. There’s no escaping once it starts. The stories dodge in and out of reality, touching on persistent themes of repetition, media and technology, all of it interwoven with human DNA and its evolutionary design."

Taylor used to run a great flash magazine called Wildclown Chronicle, which included an early story of mine that later appeared in Stranger on the Loose, "Professor Dyspeptical's Parrot." Check out the archives.