The Pit Bull and Other Tales contains five short stories. Tom Hamilton’s writing is very detailed. He sometimes seems more of a poet in that his stories contain more than just an average sentence, and for it occur in the horror genre was fun to read.
The first story, The Pit Bull, is a tale of love lost–or more accurately love stolen by someone so close it should have been forbidden. How that person who is lost can become so internally torn up and what fate has in store for him.
Red Widow caused chills going up my spine. Mike is one messed-up guy whose take on reality is totally skewed. This story made me rethink my stance on spiders, for sure.
Little Creature was horrifying to contemplate–every parent’s nightmare where their child wanders too close to a swamp in the Everglades.
I have to admit Used Cakes just made me smile a little. Johnny and Jane’s commentary was amusing, and I could picture the rundown areas they drove through and the store they ended up at to buy a cake.
The Adversary was a chilling tale. Men should just realize that sometimes a woman will pick another over them, and they should just get on with life. There will not always be a creature like The Adversary to help them get their supposed revenge.
Overall, I enjoyed The Pit Bull and Other Tales. It contained good short stories, and they were definitely unique, as was Tom Hamilton’s writing style.