Recommended Read: Jungle Horses by Scott Adlerberg

jungle horsesMy first encounter with Scott Adlerberg’s writing was the short story The Gulf in the second issue of All Due Respect magazine, and great stuff it was too.

I’d been looking forward to reading Jungle Horses for a while and it certainly didn’t disappoint. There are two parts to the book. In the first, numb cuckold Arthur is back in post-war Britain gambling away his days until his winning streak ends. And then the story twists off into something else entirely. Both section of the book drip with atmosphere. Both are gripping.

Jungle Horses by Scott Adlerberg is a marvelously well-written hybrid of noir and magic-realism. Something different and something special.