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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Horror Review: The Cabal of Thotash by J. Zachary Pike

The Cabal of Thotash by J. Zachary Pike  
Published May 4th 2014 by Gnomish Press, LLC

Synopsis:

The Cabal of Thotash has languished for years within their poorly-ventilated Manhattan lair. All of their rituals to summon an ancient malice and help it unmake reality have accomplished little beyond annoying the upstairs neighbor. When a charismatic sacrifice talks her way off the dark altar and into a leadership position, the Cabal’s fortunes turn around, as do their ideas about what it means to serve the greater evil.


Review:

Is it a cult or a group of confused worshipers of evil that has not been found?

When a failed sacrifice becomes the next leader of the wannabe cult (a cult that sounds more like a Duncan Hines cookbook discussion) things change for the worse and the cult becomes that of the past.

The ending leaves a mystery to readers and I'm not sure I even caught on. Had a few laughs, weak character description, and quirky dialogue. I just think more should be added to this short story.

(as posted by Donald on Goodreads)

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