It was the night before Christmas, and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. All were found down by the fire enjoying the stories being read from a tome.
The pages of “Ain’t No Sanity Clause” provided the words and the stories inside would shock even Santa Clause.
Ain’t No Sanity Clause: An Anthology of Twisted Christmas Tales is a book to help you get over all the joy of the Holidays. It will take the Ho Ho Ho, and turn it into a No No No. The stories found in the anthology are not ones you will not want to tell the kiddies till you have read them first. You will find a mixture of stories covering horror and time frames from the 17th century to modern day.
The anthology is the perfect anti-cheer relief for those who have a dark and twisted mind. The first hint of the type of stories found is that there is the “lucky” number of thirteen tales found within the pages of the book. There are stories that tie directly to the Christmas Holiday, and some have a time frame that perfectly match the goal of the anthology.
The stories contained will deal with a wide range of stories and ideas. You will find a story that tells the reader how Santa must go to extreme measures to get a elves to staff his workshop due to demand. Another takes us into the home of a young girl, Gretel, and her baby brother Hans. This story finds Gretel caring for her little brother on a dark story night when a knock comes from the door. The only other hint on that story is the greating from the other side of the door. It was simply, “Little pigs, little pigs, let me come in”.
Some of the other stories will have you reading to the end for a switch that will leave you scrambling back a few paragraphs. You will ask yourself, “Did I just read that”. There are stories that give you an idea about good will on earth, and others will make you think twice about kissing under the mistletoe.
Ain’t No Sanity Clause is a great set of stories that just take the Christmas Holidays in another direction. I know there are some that get tired of the festive feel of the season. Others just want to stop the insanity that comes from nonstop commercials that people find during the holidays.
If you happen to be one of those people then this is the book for you. One additional story to tell you about is just imagine what would happen if Santa got back to the Pole infected. The infection is not that of a zombie but will have him becoming someone he wasn’t.
The great cover art was done by Martin Reimann