A couple of reviews of Unpleasant Tales have come in.
Seregil of Rhiminee gives a very positive review at Risingshadow.net, from which I have extracted the following quote:
“What I like most about Brendan Connell is that he’s able to write about different kind of obsessions, perversities and weird happenings without flinching (he doesn’t shy away from difficult subjects). He doesn’t stop where other writers would stop, but goes full speed ahead and doesn’t look back. He’s also able to turn a perfectly normal story to a visceral story with just a few sentences and words.”
And, over at the Theaker’s Quarterly blog, Stephen Theaker likes the book and says:
“On the whole, these stories live up to the book’s title extremely well. “For an artist, all experiences are exquisite”, claims the protagonist of “The Tongue”, and this collection pushes that idea to its limit.”