Pumpkin Teeth

Pumpkin Teeth

Tom Cardamone / Oct 21, 2019

Pumpkin Teeth Let author Tom Cardamone lead you into his wicked universe of changelings and mysterious creatures where a boy transforms into lightning and illuminates his emerging sexuality Where a man accidentall

  • Title: Pumpkin Teeth
  • Author: Tom Cardamone
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  • Page: 290
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  • Let author Tom Cardamone lead you into his wicked universe of changelings and mysterious creatures, where a boy transforms into lightning and illuminates his emerging sexuality Where a man accidentally receives a package meant for his neighbor, a situation complicated by the fact that he lives next door to a Sphinx A nurse finds herself working in a retirement home for vLet author Tom Cardamone lead you into his wicked universe of changelings and mysterious creatures, where a boy transforms into lightning and illuminates his emerging sexuality Where a man accidentally receives a package meant for his neighbor, a situation complicated by the fact that he lives next door to a Sphinx A nurse finds herself working in a retirement home for vampires, while in the future a man questions his decision to live life as a manatee Featuring tales of quiet suburban anomie, to superhero tropes, to intense erotic horror, Pumpkin Teeth spans the range from Palahniuk insanity to Bradburyesque tenderness Warning, once you are bitten by Pumpkin Teeth, it will not let you go.A 2010 finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBT SF Fantasy Horror

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    About "Tom Cardamone"

      • Tom Cardamone

        Tom Cardamone s speculative short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Spectrum award His work has appeared in various magazines and anthologies like So Fey Queer Fairy Fiction, Best Gay Fiction, Best Gay Erotica, Best Gay Romance, and Madder Love Queer Men and the Precincts of Surrealism He is the author of the erotic fantasy novel, The Werewolves of Central Park and editor of The Lost Library Gay Fiction Rediscovered.


    427 Comments

    1. Aaaaaaaa!These stories are all over the place.Many of them go nowhere, then just sort of wither away without really ending.Others seem to be nothing more than mean-spirited gay porn masquerading as horror. How mean-spirited, you ask? Well, if you really want to know, and you probably DON'T - (view spoiler)[Meet "Suitcase Sam" a man who has had his legs, arms, eyes, tongue, genitals AND dignity removed, so that he is nothing but two "receptacles" . fun at parties, but only if you do A LOT of drug [...]


    2. This is a really nice, and more than a little bit creepy (good kind of creepy), collection of stories. I've this one for a few years and finally got around to reading it. As with any anthology, some stories were better than others; but on the whole, this was quite good. But be warned: some of these are among the most disturbing stories I think I've ever read. ;)


    3. Eclectic though uneven collection of short stories from the talented author of Green Thumb, winner of the 2013 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT SF/fantasy/horror. These stories range from eroticism to whimsy to horror – often in a single story.The standout story for me was the first one, ‘Lightning Capital’. Unfortunately its sexy joie de vivre is not replicated in the subsequent tales, which quickly descend into the disgusting (‘Bottom Feeder’) to the truly grotesque (‘Suitcase Sam’ [...]


    4. Fair cop: I posted this on amazon as well.Great collection of great workI first came across Tom's work while dutifully avoiding doing some real work. "Mishima Death Cult" was the first story of his I encountered and I could not stop reading, even while in a crowded meeting. In fact, I've had to go back and re-read it numerous times. It got me hooked, and I was quick to track down the rest of his fiction that was available at the time. Since then he's published "The Werewolves of Central Park," a [...]


    5. This short story collection, which I listened to via Audible, was a wonderful example of a collection of short fiction that shows the range and breadth of a genre without coming across as limited or rote. Tom Cardamone has a way of making the most unique, horrifying, strange, or unreal seem perfectly viable, and in turns these tales will charm, disturb, horrify or amuse.The downside of an audio collection is not being able to look at the list of titles thereafter, but I will say I was captivated [...]


    6. Cardamone’s worlds span an impressive range – from the surrealistic dreamscape of “Yolk” to the post-apocalyptic suburbia of “Lotus Bread” and everywhere in between. You’ll meet a guy who accidentally gets mail for his next door neighbor, a sphinx (“It was about the size of a box of checks,” he says), a man who genetically alters himself into a manatee (“Bottom Feeder”), a homeless girl turned superhero (“River Rat”), and a nurse who works at a retirement home for vampi [...]


    7. All of the stories fall into the muddy area of ‘speculative fiction’ with a decidedly gay bent (pun not intended). He has an unerring ability to create a clearly defined world in a very short space of time, and each story presents a markedly different dystopian world alive with all the opposing shades of tragedy and joy that reality brings; they always ring true as more than an exercise in genre. The stories are provoking, and frequently pack a shocking punch (he’s damn good at endings) an [...]


    8. SlashReader: Alright, so truth be told I did not like this book. However, I need to make it clear why because it was not due to the fact that Tom Cardamone was a bad writer. In fact the stories were all very well written and I really did enjoy a couple of them.Cardamone reminds me a lot of the way Kelly Link writes. Stories that are odd and do not always have a satisfying ending in any sense of the word. So, if you want endings that are endings that make sense don't read this book. Now, this was [...]


    9. Pumpkin teeth is an anthology of LGBT short stories mainly with a horror theme - it is an incredibly mixed bag both in terms of the types of story and their quality. We run the gamut from ancient china to a post apocalyptic future with magic realism modern day thrown in. The one stand out story for me is 'Suitcase Sam' which takes S&M horror to new levels - I was seriously squirming - which is what a good horror story should do. This one's worthy of Bizarro Fiction. It's freaky and downright [...]


    10. The stories in this collection are eclectic, to say the least, varying from visceral horror to surrealism to elegiac fantasy. And while the stories are well-written, I found that, overall, they were missing that real "it" factor, the "oomph" that really would have solidified them in my mind. Often Cardamone begins with an arresting premise, but he frequently stumbles by closing them with vague, anticlimactic endings that leave me scratching my head more than anything. The best stories in this co [...]


    11. I loved Cardamone's story "River Boy" in Labonte's Country Boys: Wild Gay Erotica Anthology when I first read it and both the story and characters stayed with me. I've been looking for something by this author and finally found this collection. I was not disappointed, the writing style is creative and the stories unique. There's horror, fantasy and the exploration of gay sexuality is there at the core. "Tank," & "Suitcase Sam" are two favorite stories. Cardamone finishes some stories and lea [...]


    12. In the spirit of Rod Serling's immortal words. "You are about to enter the realm of"yes! This is what Tom Cardamone's writing is like to me! He thinks waaay out of the box! The endings???Don't even try to guess them!I thoroughly loved this anthology of his stories. A taste of Cardamone goes a long way. I finish a story and stare blankly into space. What just happened? I am compelled to read it again.It is iseasy to fall under the spell of Pumpkin Teeth.


    13. Unusual & imaginative stories, often erotic, mostly in the supernatural fantasy realm, with a couple of excursions into outright horror ("Suitcase Sam") and others just sort of hard to classify (in a good way). Cardemone is real talent to watch. He is the editor of Lost Gay Fiction, which also comes highly recommended.


    14. This was finalist for the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards. These wide ranging tales are dark and tender, disturbing and beautiful. From a superhero trope, suburban horror, whimsical fantasy and out and out scary horror, Cardamone is a protean talent.


    15. A great collection of stories by a gifted writer. Difficult to classify, the collection explores many genres (horror, science fiction, and fantasy), many which touch on LGBT themes, but what elevates the stories beyond genre is the brilliant, lyrical writing. Bravo!


    16. This is one more scary mind to be living in Tom Cardamone is a twisted ticket, and I loved this anthology! Lightning Capital was awesome. The Sphinx Next door was twisted and cool I think you will like his writings, especially if you like twisted, sometimes scary, and often humorous stories.


    17. Beautifully written stories. Some disturbing, some provoking, some lacking endings. Definitely worthwhile if you're up for some literary nightmares.


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