Book Of The Day – Lessons IV

by Greg on November 7, 2012

Today’s Book of the Day is a highly rated Horror book by Michael Crane. Lessons IV: The Dead Carnival and Other Morbid Drabbles has an outstanding 4.8 star rating and is only 99 cents!

“These stories are fast, furious and darkly humorous. I think these are Michael Crane’s best stories yet. BRAVO!” WIT – Amazon Reviewer

Lessons IV: The Dead Carnival and Other Morbid Drabbles
by Michael Crane
Rating: 4.8 Stars
Genre: Horror
Price: $0.99


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The morbid 100-word shorts of chaos and pure, sinister evil are back in LESSONS IV: The Dead Carnival and Other Morbid Drabbles. In his latest installment of twenty-nine horrifying and darkly humorous stories, author Michael Crane takes you on a trip to the carnival you’ll never forget (and a trip you may not survive). Oh, there will be games that cheat you out of something far more valuable than money. Rides will break down, but not necessarily by accident. Nobody leaves happy. In fact, nobody leaves at all.

Welcome to the Dead Carnival… a place that truly lives up to its name.

Features bonus drabbles/shorts by authors Daniel Pyle, Robert J. Duperre, Jason Letts, Daniel Arenson, J.L. Bryan, M.S. Verish, and M.P. McDonald.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I was surprised at how many of these dark tales made me laugh out loud. Some lessons I learned: stay out of the Fun House, don’t eat snow cones or cotton candy, winning a prize can be hazardous, and don’t complain about rides. Read this collection to see what lessons you learn!


It’s morbid and fun in an Edward Gorey or Tim Burton sorta way. It’s short, but not in a bad way, and even though each story is only 100-words they feel complete. Like long haikus. Definitely worth the price.


I found it uproarious, I absolutely love these books. I actually giggled, no kidding, giggled like a schoolgirl.


I have read all 4 of Mike’s drabble books and I have enjoyed every one. This was no exception. The tales were tight and well written and most of them had a little twist in the tale. At the end were a few bonus drabbles by some other authors, some of whose works I have read and others that I hadn’t. I recommend this as a quick read that will pull chills up your spine.


Each story is a nugget of unexpected evil. Mr. Crane’s style is easy and enjoyable, journeying the reader into a false sense of security and then, bam! I look forward to the next collection of drabbles from this gifted author.

Get Lessons IV here: Lessons IV: The Dead Carnival and Other Morbid Drabbles

About The Author

Michael Crane is an indie author and scribbler of inane babble that can sometimes end up as stories. He went to Columbia College Chicago where he earned a BA in Fiction Writing and drank one too many Red Bulls. He is the author of IN DECLINE, LESSONS AND OTHER MORBID DRABBLES, LESSONS II: ANOTHER MORBID DRABBLE COLLECTION, LESSONS III: DEMONIC DOLLS AND OTHER MORBID DRABBLES and A GNOME PROBLEM (a novelette). His work has appeared in DEVIL MUSIC AND 18 OTHER STORIES by David McAfee, EVIL PUPPIES by Aaron Daniels, A LAND OF ASH by David Dalglish, and DARK TOMORROWS by J.L. Bryan. He lives in Illinois and is always trying to work on something new, unless he’s battling stupid writer’s block.

Some of his favorite writers are Raymond Carver, Richard Yates, Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Palahniuk, Bret Easton Ellis and Hunter S. Thompson.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Michael Crane and ENT appreciate it.

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