Zombies. Voodoo. A circus that draws in the damned. Lilith Saintcrow. When you pick up one of Saintcrow's books you know you are going to read some awesome fight scenes, have your stomach get a bit queasy and have your head bombarded with word pictures of some pretty scary stuff. "Flesh Circus" delivers on all fronts. And while this book deals with lots of scary, nasty, hellish Things, it also deals with the very scary and human emotions that come with relationships.
I like Saintcrow's raw and often brutal writing style. She calls herself a 'hack' on her blog, but it takes a lot of talent to write fight scenes that make you feel like you need a shower to wash off the zombie bits when you finish the chapter.