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This Review VoluntarilyAfter Being Totally review voluntarilyAfter being totally down by The Call of Cthulhu I hadn t planned to go near any horror stories for the foreseeable future but this book caught my eye It is a tale of extremely horrible goings on including some absolutely atrocious characters but it at no point seems gratuitous Loads of gore sexual abuse which the author warns of in the introduction but nothing titillating in fact uite the opposite There is a hint of science fiction a good oad of fantastic creatures plus it s set in Australia However there is nothing that relies on being distinctly Australian in the storyThe characters for all their weirdness are generally believable in that they seem to react weirdness are generally believable in that they seem to react one probably would in such an unreal situation The only minor uibble I had was around the middle of the book when Sophie comes home to three men one of whom she knows sitting in her ounge with the table all smashed up and she takes it pretty much into her strideAs I got past the 34 mark I started to wonder how the story would wind up as I didn t want such a wild ride to end up weakly But no need to worry I found the end very satisfyingAs this is the author s first full ength novel I think it deserves 5 stars and would recommend it to the non sueamish reader who wants action adventure and some time in a very alternate reality In this day and age everyone is willing to do anything to get what they want People eave their morals and values behind at the drop of a hat Partly because of this mental illness is at an all time high and happiness is at an all time owWhat if I told you THERE WAS A PHONE NUMBER YOU was a phone number you call that would give you whatever you wantedfor a simple favor in return Enter Cigarette Teeth The horror novel concerns two different places that exist in our world the Pleasure Palace where the Magician resides in an overcast of red ight where he helps make peoples dreams come true and our reality the world as we ve grown to know itOur main character Mike Hadley can t remember his past or how he ended up working for the Magician but he s than happy to do what he s told in Cigarette Teeth Some things seem familiar to him Serafina and the Seven Stars like his working partner Tommy but if you asked him what he didast night for the Magician he wouldn t be able to tell you or remember it himself Harper a man Hadley meets early on in the story who is the stereo typical hardened detective tells Hadley that he knows that the Pleasure Palace has been the cause of hundreds of disappearances including Harper s own brother and sister and demands that Hadley help him get into the Palace to find them Hadley is kidnapped by Harper while people working for the Pleasure Palace begin to come after them trying to kill them Unlike Hadley Harper has done a ot of detective work on the Pleasure Palace and knows much than he does For Hadley a ot of things begin to make sense and no sense at the same time What She Saw (Conard County like people who work for the Pleasure Palace can t die instead they regenerate in a very gruesome way something he had never seen happen before Now being away from the Palace whenever Hadley falls asleep memories start to come back to him in the form of dreams most of them take place in metaphorical places that slowly unwrap his tragic past to the readerI often found myself fascinated by the characters Hewish came up with thative in the Pleasure Palace One being the Zipper Sisters Kela and and Lua Von Zipper Conjoined twins connected at the hip and zipped into the one gigantic pinched Rivals Break (Sharpe Donovan leather corset Two heads two arms and fouregs all sealed in an ornate Victorian style Namen-Und Sach-Register Zum Jahresbericht �ber Die Fortschritte in Der Lehre Von Den Pathogenen Mikroorganismen Umfassend Bacterien, Pilze Und Protozo�n leather dress hemmed with blackaceTheir makeup was corpse white their Soft Focus lipstick blood red Their eyes were shadowed with a weeping pastel greenike something from a carnival sideshow Their 18th century dress continued with ruffles and Alien Chastity Belt lacy stockings all the colour of snow The two pairs of shoes they wore shinyittle school shoes the ones with the clasps over the top completed the Faker look It gave these sinister twins a suggested air of innocence the filthiest ofies When the pair meet with the Architect of the Pleasure Palace Horitoshi Li the story really begins to take off The information given to them by Li about the Magician is the real start to their journey to stop the Palace and find Harper s missing siblings as ong as they include Li in the planAs expected a friend of. In the grimy midnight world of the Australian suburbs there are those who serve an unseen wish granting force that watches from a sub spatial realm A force known primarily as 'The Magician' MIKE HADLEY is an Executive in The Magician's mysterious collective; a man with no past and no direction A phone call at ,
Ompletely unedited There are explicit scenes of violence not the problem and molestation And Rape Of Minors rape of Minors Is The Issue For is the issue for I just don t see those scenes making it unless it s implied off pagescreen The author warns us it s there before we start the book proper but I l be honest it does not prepare you for the reality of reading those passages And it shouldn t He is speaking from memories his own and others from support groups it s not in
the book for a thrill or clout they read ike the gangrenousbook for a thrill or clout they read ike the gangrenous that they are This is a beast of a book for never Spinal Trauma letting up the plot is densely packed too and it impressed the hell out of me If this book s components were represented by spinning plates on poles and they were also being moved through a halo of fire not one would fall The amount of planning and attention to detail that had to go into this the authoreft parts of himself in the book I have no doubt This may not be the book for everyone it hits on tragic things asks forbidden uestions but if you do pick it up this is one of the reads that changes people I received a free advance copy of this book and this review is voluntarily given and my honest opinion Horror is not my preferred genre but I do enjoy sci fi explorations of humanity and what it means to be human Cigarette teeth digs into the ugly parts of the human experience showing the world for what it is without hiding behind supernatural or technological excuses for the characters behavior These flamings only serve to highlight the darkness everyone is capable of Hewish masterfully blends the supernatural unknown medical and body horror and vile darkness of the human psyche without stepping on his own feet or dragging out the proseWhile the subject matter of the book is highly descriptive high concept and confronting the narrators voice didn t feel unrealistic or knowledgeable about topics they shouldn t the author keeps a satisfying balance between engaging writing and grounded storytelling The narrator Shadow (New Species, leads the reader into the unknown by virtue of their own failings to understand what is happening to themA good book to read to read if youike to uestion yourself and those around you what s really hiding in the corner of your eye A supernatural mysteryhorror this is an intense work not for the faint of heart But if you dare you 細味人生100篇 ll be rewarded A sublimely written meditation on the nature of wanting wrapped inayers of mind bending cosmic unreality yet somehow all too real For a debut novel this is an impressive amalgamation of body horror cosmic horror sci fi and detective fiction with a uniuely Australian twist The antagonistic force is simultaneously a world ending big bad and human nature itselfI m going to echo another review by commending the pacing right off the I received a free advance copy of this book and this review is voluntarily given and my honest opinion I do not typically reach for horror books they don t scare me and as such often drag on This book was the opposite for me there were moments where I was genuinely scared This is one the most uniue horror novels I have ever read and it is exceptionally well written Hewish s prose is frighteningly descriptive but it serves the story wonderfully At no point did I struggle to imagine the events of the book and everything has been described with clear intention and detail I absolutely The Gathering (Darkness Rising, love the science fiction elements of the story sci fi is one of my favourite genres and I read widely so it is rare I come across a truly uniue approach The sci fi elevates the horror but at no point feels out of place in the book The science fiction elements mean that aspects of the story stay with youong after you have initially read gory or confronting scenes The existential horror elements of the novel compliment the grounded horror excellently and for me meant nothing felt repetitive Many of the characters are horrible people but despite it I was able to understand them Hewish plays with your expectations of what you typically expect a character to do or what you expect them to be in a way that meant I was often caught off guard by my own assumptions which was very refreshing Mike Hadley has a uniue narrative voice and despite some of his actions in the novel feels MongoDB like a relatable person If you reooking for a wild and uniue ride I would honestly recommend this book I thoroughly enjoyed it and could not give it enough praise. Recovers his haunted past in his dreams; discovering a bizarre world of dark science bordering on the supernatural; bio organic broadcast nodes; flesh farms; psychic machines and an enterprising businessman who just might have a way to truly fight the darkness ingering at the threshold if he can be trusted.