Felix J Palma, Trans. by Nick Caistor and Lorenzia García
PositiveBooklistIn the realm of fantastic short fiction, fantasy often lives right next door to horror, and Spanish writer Palma’s...collection of dark fantasy is a very good example of that. The stories center around the general theme of love, though how this love is expressed is often bizarre or gruesome ... Palma uses elegant language to evoke compelling, dream-like scenarios that are in turn hypnotic, sad, and frightening. In stories like these, carefully crafted language is essential to evoke the necessary captivating atmosphere, and translators Caistor and Garcia capture Palma’s elegant wordplay. This book is just the ticket for readers seeking escape from the mundane into a dark dreamworld. Fans of the short fiction of Neil Gaiman will find much to like in Palma’s dark fantasy tales.