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"The Longest Thirst" Book Review

Written by Zach Rosenberg

Published by Book Slayer Press

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Written by Roxie Voorhees
2023, 111 pages, Fiction
Released on September 26th, 2023


Billed as The Quick and the Dead meets Carmilla, The Longest Thirst by Roxie Voorhees is a stirring and dark tale of vengeance, oppression, liberation, and violence in the old west. Living in Calico is hard enough for Lilian, but when a mysterious stranger arrives, things will grow all the more difficult.

Voorhees is a remarkably skilled writer, opening Lillian’s story as a self-made orphan with an Indigenous woman named Wyanet at her side, attempting to flee their harmful pasts and find a measure of peace. The book goes at a breakneck pace without sanitizing the Old West or attempting to cushion the resulting horrors.

What sets Voorhees’ writing apart is the beauty in the resulting brutality. This is a positively blood-drenched book, with savage violence abound. Voorhes intends to examine systems of oppression and how many can contribute to the systemic pain of others even without their intent. It is a bold message and one that is seldom explored in these types of stories.

The author sprinkles bits of lore throughout the book, enough to keep a reader on the edge of their seat with the nightmarish fever dreams and bloody retributions that continue apace. The Longest Thirst is a solid effort from Voorhees and a bloody good read.


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About The Author
Zach Rosenberg
Staff Reviewer - USA
Zach Rosenberg is a fantasy and horror writer living in Florida. He appreciates the ocean, wildlife and his love of literature was constantly nurtured growing up where he practically lived in the libraries, reading every horror and fantasy book he could get his hands on. His print debut short story "The Teeth Of the Deeps" is featured in the fifth short story collection from Dead Sea Press.
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