Fatman Butter can spin a tale unlike any other! I am such a fan of this man, he is a thinking mans writers, with prose that will make the most beautiful scenes in your minds eye. This is the second story by him I have read, the first being Devil's Seed which was a full novel(also amazing) and then this novella. There are some things that stand out to me in regards to his style, but we will get to that in a moment!
Synopsis are never particularly easy for me because I hate to give away details. I want everyone to go into a story as innocently as I did. I don't want to rob anyone of any of the great surprise moments that give a story life, so with that being said let me steal Butters own words in describing this tale...,
"For 20 years Sherman Kane had nothing to look forward to but death. When it arrived it came with a need for vengeance. A need that would be satisfied even from beyond the grave…"
The sum of Limbos parts are so much bigger than those couple of sentences can express. It is this incredible journey, that is a beautiful combination of some really unlikely elements. Which brings us back to my style point from earlier. Fatman Butter is wonderful about crafting these tales that combine a variety of elements you don't expect to come together, It would be ridiculous to try to define him into any specific genre. It doesn't at all do him or his stories justice, and Limbo, once again exemplifies his ability to meld genres seamlessly into a journey you wont soon forget. Limbo is part horror, part revenge, part fantasy, add a bit of redemption, with some really strong religious influences, but not in anyway that you may expect! It is fantastical, entertaining and absolutely jaw droppingly good! Do NOT miss this one! Fat Man Butter is name you need to learn because I fully expect that his talent will be one we will be hearing about for a long time to come!