A lot of holiday stories are pretty trite, folks, or worse, are cloyingly, embarrassingly stupid. “Secret Santa” is a Christmas story with an edge, with a bit of bite to it, that stands out from the crowd. That doesn’t mean it can’t warm the little cobwebbed corners of your heart before the end, but you’re in for a wild ride along the way.
Another five-star review for “Secret Santa”, this time from Rish Outfield, one-half of the Dunesteef editorial team. Rish and his co-editor Big Anklevich were in charge of the contest that “Secret Santa” placed in in 2012, and they published the story.
Pick up a copy for yourself and see if you agree with Rish.
THE absolute best Christmas story I’ve ever read, hands down! Secret Santa is unlike any story I’ve read about Christmas, so it’s not a cheap knock-off like a lot of the so-called “original” fiction out there. I can’t wait to read the sequel!
I’ve always enjoyed superhero stories — I’ve written a superhero novel and a couple of short-stories, and I’ve seen a lot of superhero TV shows and films. I recently saw “Man of Steel”, and I have to say that I may actually have enjoyed “Chronicle” — the story of three friends who gain superpowers — more than that huge-budget film.
I just recently finished Affliction, the latest Anita Blake novel by Laurell K. Hamilton, and while it had a lot of really good action sequences, some of the problems that plague the other tales are just as evident in this one.
It was a good book. Just, hard to explain in one short teaser paragraph.
To tell the story of Superman, you need a big movie. And with Man of Steel, we certainly got that. It’s just… maybe there’s such a thing as too big.