Do Better by T.A. Pratt, part 5
Life In Stone
A story of Mr Zealand and baroque complications. Why are we supposed to care about brutal men? This was not good.
“Lived for untold centuries,”
“The witch hunters began putting whole forests to the torch.”
Ice Murder Safari
Crapsey and Squat have an adventure. This was full of exposition and sub Tarantino dilaogue.
“Crapsey's sense of morality was derived almost entirely from comic books.”
The Atheist In The Garden
An atheist ends up in the underworld. Pratt really does not like Richard Dawkins as he makes clear in this wretched story.
The Gift Of The Anthropophagi
Another Bradley Bowman story. Pratt is grimly intent on writing intentionally ugly people. This story was boring.
Ghostreaper, Or, Life After Revenge
Another Elsie Jarrow tale. In this one, she urges a man on to revenge. There are dark but boring consequences.
“The foulness of his imbecilic spawn.”
Happy Old Year
Another Elsie Jarrow tale in which she torments a loser for fun. No.
A Pathway Up And Down
Another Elise Jarrow story. A bored wife and mother meets Elsie in the woods. This was okay.
“The window for extraordianry experiences.”
“The life you'd haphazardly wandered into was the life you were doing to be stuck with.”
“Magical murder owl.”
Under A Tree
Another Elsie Jarrow story to end the tome. She arranges a Christmas miracle. No, just no.
“You have a really ugly mind.”