Kids Do The Darnedest Things

My favorite reading genres are crime, dark, horror and dark. Constant reading in only favorite genres can lead to a reading slump and a feeling of “Isn’t there anything new out there?” Little Killers: A to Z by Howard Odentz will bring anyone out of reader ennui. The front blurb for this book is great: “Bad things come in small packages.” In this case, Odentz delivers twenty-six small packages with a large variety of bad things. All involve children who are atrocious, horrible and abominable in their actions or the children are witnesses to actions which are the same. You may never look at ten-year-old children in your neighborhood again without wondering what is going on in their heads. Not your children, of course. They are angels. The stories in this collection are about other people’s kids. In your neighborhood.