Ever since Dexter became a celebrated Showtime series, people in the horror-writing world have become obsessed with understanding sociopathy on a new level–the one that involves the sociopath in all of us. I feel that, in writing horror, this new dynamic will continue to be explored.
I certainly hope so. It’s one of the few “trends” that I actually like in modern fiction.
This is, in part, where my review of Warren Ellis‘s Dead Pig Collector comes in. A man named Mr. Sun is hired to dispose of dead bodies. His interaction with a woman, Amanda, exposes that ever-growing societal trend toward becoming more detached from our emotions in order to advance our position in life. It’s a short piece, but you can’t beat it for $.99. You can read my Amazon.com review of Dead Pig Collector here.