Monty Python’s Killer Rabbit Meets Gilligan’s Island!
A small passenger plane crashes on a deserted island in the middle of nowhere and the survivors are suddenly plunged into a terrifying fight for survival against genetically modified killer rabbits in E.C. Fisher’s brief horror story, “Cotton Tale”.
In a reinvented tale reminiscent of Monty Python’s killer rabbit meeting an older but not-so-much-wiser Gilligan and friends, Fisher strings readers along on a quick and harried trek through an island jungle where plane-crash survivors are slowly and randomly picked off one by one. Not even the two children included in this ill-fated party are immune to the graphic gore-fest that follows as Fisher drowns his readers in the minute details of how a young boy’s body is hacked apart and eaten by the island’s savage Lepine denizens. The overall moral of the story... Don’t mess with nature.
As is usual for a story of this genre, there is graphic violence, and I cannot recommend it for ages 15 and under. And while there seems to be an underlying touch of humor and irony that the author injects into this macabre read, I can’t say this story appealed to my personal tastes as a horror fan. While Fisher succeeds at creating a viable cast of characters for this story, and manages to inspire some tongue-in-cheek humor for his audience, the idea of a young child being fed to the lions—or rather rabbits—in so graphic a manner and with such vigor crosses the lines of decency and grates on my sensibilities as a parent.
Note: Amazon defines a 3-Star rating as “It was ok”. A 3-Star rating is a neutral rating—It means a book (or product, to be more general) is, in the reader’s eyes, adequate—This is how I rated this story due to the issues cited in my review. In essence, Amazon review ratings are subjective and express a reader’s personal taste and opinion about a book or product—One which is formulated by an individual and may or may not necessarily represent another reader’s opinion. In the end, whether a one agrees with my rating of this item or not, I highly encourage you to either mark my review as helpful or leave your own review.
Find “Cotton Tale” by E.C. Fisher on Amazon & Kindle here.
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