This oddly-named collection of stories is a great way to read a few yarns of the weird/horror variety in a single sitting. The tales range through a variety of genres and ideas like Western, 1984-style fascism, Lovecraft mythos, and science fiction. There is not so much graphic gore as psychological fear. It's all well-written.
The title story relates to a man with a head injury who has lost his grasp on reality; the collapsed horses represent a sort of Schroedinger's Cat. The one that lingered with me most was "Seaside Town". A hapless tourist is abandoned in a hotel where no one speaks his language, and begins to see strange things.
Recommended for folks who enjoy short stories in the horror genre.
A collapse of horses : stories / Brian Evenson. Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2016. Call Number: PS3555.V326 A6 2016. Currently on Leisure Reading shelf in Tutt Library as of 11/2/2016.