Review: Attic Clowns: Volumes 1 & 2 by Jeremy C. Shipp
Attic Clowns: Volumes 1 & 2
I found both of these volumes for free on Amazon in eBook form thanks to the kindness of Jeremy C. Shipp.
The Attic Clowns volumes each include four tales about a variety of different kinds of clowns. Each twisted short story takes you on a different journey through your own fears and the genius of Jeremy Shipp. You will find yourself laughing at the absurdity of a story and then just as quickly shaking your head as you try to grasp the hidden message behind the deranged characters. If you enjoy short, witty stories that will give you a little jolt of fear now and then look no further than Attic Clowns.
I decided to read the Attic Clowns books mostly because I follow Jeremy Shipp on twitter and he seems like a cool guy. Then I decided to join Fraterfest and they fit in perfectly with that theme (horror/bump-in-the-night for those who don’t know). I knew he mentioned the odd clowns in some of his tweets, but nothing could have prepared me for the variety of “clowns” that Jeremy Shipp created. They are twisted, some are deranged, all seem to be a bit off their rockers in one way or another. However, that is where the similarities end with these clowns. Each one has their own unique personality and exhibits a different semblance of what “clown” could mean.
To be honest, there really aren’t any accurate words to describe the characters in the Attic Clowns volumes. Jeremy Shipp is an amazing writer, and despite some of the gut-wrenching things that are covered in some of these short stories I was entertained the entire time. If you would like to check out Jeremy Shipp’s work for yourself then please go here http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&field-author=Jeremy%20Shipp&search-alias=digital-text.
My recommendation: If this sort of stuff intrigues you I definitely suggest you purchase the Attic Clowns volumes as well as the rest of Jeremy Shipp’s works. Volume Four of Attic Clowns is free today as of the writing of this review and the rest are very cheap and well worth the price.