A little while ago I read Liber Malorum – Children of the Apple, a collection of short stories themed on “sex, drugs, witchcraft, anarchy and apples.” and I so enjoyed reading it that I promised Sean I would write a review.
Well its been a while now and I still haven’t written one and to be honest I’m not sure I can. For one thing I am one of the authors who actually have a short story in the book, so would it be right for me to review it? Well certainly not without pointing out my obvious bias it isn’t. In any case, a promise is a promise so I guess I ought to at least write some kind of opinion on this book.
The book basically contains a number of short stories by 23 authors, woven together with poems and extracts from Robert Anton Wilson, the Principia Discordia, Timothy Leary, William Blake, Hakim Bey, Peter J Carroll and various others, including a story by ‘The Weaver’, that comes in fragments woven in and out between the other stories.