Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ya, something like that

So after reading K.C.'s very nice book (Jack Of All Trades) I moved into the depths of my bookshelf for a collection. Someone I haven't read, at least that I know of. I figured this way if I was unimpressed with the writing it would be easy to put it down and move on to the next book. I picked a book from Apex Publications called The Monster Within Idea by R. Thomas Riley. So far I am 70 pages into it and from the first story (a little flash fiction piece called Attrition)it was like getting hit in the face with a ball pein hammer.

I am in awe of his very visual style of storytelling that doesn't hold back, even when he probably should. After reading K.C.'s book, which was a nice walk through the countryside (and English countryside at that), this book is a graphic depiction of the roller coasters in hell. He keeps this prose up and I not going to be able to sleep soundly for days. I might have to re-read Jack just to calm my nerves down.

12 comments:

Cate Gardner said...

Sounds fantastic. My to be read pile just groaned.

K.C. Shaw said...

I had a mental picture of a little hand coming out of the book and physically hitting you in the head with a ballpeen hammer. Yikes!

Aaron Polson said...

I don't know if I want a hammer to the face.

Maybe that means I should get one?

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cate- you won't be disappointed, but maybe read it in increments.

K.C.- You've read it too?

Aaron- I thought about using a sledgehammer in the analogy, but went with the ball pein because it would hurt a lot but might not knock you out. (hell's angels carry then on chains around their neck. mostly because it isn't illegal to carry a hammer.)

katey said...

Sounds brutal... yet intriguing. Hmmm, I'm all for trying something new!

Jamie Eyberg said...

Katey- I don't think I have read anything so dark in my life. You have been warned.

Natalie L. Sin said...

I dunno....a stroll through the english countryside can be pretty terrifying, depending on who your relatives are ; )

Jamie Eyberg said...

Nat- A stroll through my living room can be terrifying depending on how many toys you step on and how sharp they are.

Carrie Harris said...

I shall have to read this. While wearing a helmet.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Carrie- you should probably wear a mouthguard too.

R. Thomas Riley said...

Thanks for the nice comments, Jamie. I really appreciate it greatly. Glad you enjoyed the work. Thanks for the support!

Thomas

Jamie Eyberg said...

Riley- thanks for visiting and I look forward to whatever else you have coming out.