Even before I read, “The Dark at the End of the Tunnel” by Taylor Grant, I knew it was going to be a great book because I knew the man that wrote it. He’s been involved in almost all aspects of writing for decades from short story to screenplays and he’s one of the nicest people in the world.
While I haven’t had many conversations with him, I was thoroughly looking forward to reading this not only for his reputation, but also for the amazing things I had heard about the book. I wasn’t disappointed.
“The Dark at the End of the Tunnel” is a short story collection and each story has its own flavor that you’re going to get a taste for. Grant has a wonderful talent of painting a picture not only of a scene, but also the motivations of his characters. Often, it’s difficult to truly flesh out characters in short stories, but not once in the 10 stories did I ever feel lost about a character.
Everyone thinks that there is going to be light at the end of the tunnel, but Grant shows what happens when that light is extinguished and instead you’re surrounded by total darkness. Masks is about a man trapped in the banality of a normal life who sees cracks in his boring mild mannered façade. He’s both scared and intrigued by the changes, but should he feel revulsion or excitement?
“In Dark at the End of the Tunnel,” a millionaire struggles to remember his past, but the answers he finds aren’t what he hoped. When it comes to deals, always remember buyer beware.
Each of his stories from “Dead Pull” to the sad story of “The Infected,” you’ll find yourself entranced by Grant’s writing. I was particularly enamored with “Whispers in the Trees, Screams in the Dark” and “The Dark at the End of the Tunnel.”
Grant’s collection is extraordinary and I suggest everyone who wants to get a shiver down their spine to give it a read. Check it out here on Amazon.