This anthology collects more unsettling weird tales by Laird Barron. The overall quality is high, but a couple of the stories suffer from being too obscure ("Procession of the Black Sloth," which has a great atmosphere otherwise) or a little slight plot-wise ("The Royal Zoo is Closed"). "Old Virginia," "Parallax," and the title story are particularly strong and creepy. I continue to enjoy Laird Barron's brand of thoroughly modern Lovecraftian fiction that doesn't rely on Lovecraft's monsters.
Published by Night Shade Books.