Title: Dead Hand
Author: Sharyn McCrumb
In: Blood Lite (Kevin J. Anderson)
Rating Out of 5: 3 (On the fence about this one)
My Bookshelves: Comedy, Horror
Format: Short story
5th sentence, 74th page: And after that, of course, you’ll be in even more demand for these kinds of appearances, because the sponsor will expect you to keep their potential customers happy.
An engineer decides to raise the dead to try and help his NASCAR team, but things have changed too much for the old man, and all he wants is to pass on into a quieter life.
I don’t follow cars. Or racing. And especially not NASCAR. I only really vaguely know anything about it to be honest. So reading a short story that had a horror component was kind of interesting. And a little disconcerting. And I didn’t entirely understand this short story…
I did like the emphasis on the change of time and the ways in which things so drastically change. How what was a field of skill two generations ago, is more about publicity and fans. And I really liked this distinction. There was the ideal that sometimes it’s best to let sleeping dogs lie and things change. Maybe we should just change our ideals with them…
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