L.A. Fields is one of those all-over-the-map writers. In the past, she has written erotica to horror (wait, those are different?), Sherlock Holmes to academic work (again, different?), and has published her short stories in numerous venues. Countrycide is a collection of those stories, assembled in a volume whose cover blurb promises rough trade but instead delivers lightweight sort-of erotica. These stories are well-plotted and well-written—they are just not what the package promises. This may be a very clever part of marketing (wait, they’re not what they seemed to be in the bookstore!?), but I’m pretty sure that is unintentional irony. Caveat emptor. Lethe Press (lethepress.com). —Angel Curtis
Angel Curtis is a regular contributor to OutSmart Magazine.
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