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text 2019-01-09 13:00
OBSIDEO: A Prequel to WILL HAUNT YOU (Part 3)
Will Haunt You (Fiction Without Frontiers) - Brian Kirk

 

Brian Kirk’s novel Will Haunt You was inspired by a couple from his neighborhood who disappeared after finding a strange book in their home. Brian witnessed this event happening live on the neighborhood website Nextdoor.com, and has provided screen grabs of the ordeal, along with his reactions to each post as he watched the drama unfold. Click the following links to get caught up before continuing with the story below. 

 

(Seriously? This is some creepy stuff-Char)

 

Catch up on the story here:

 

 

 

 

PART I

 

PART 2 (1)

 

PART 2 (2)

 

 

 


This next post took the ordeal to an entirely new level, putting everyone in the neighborhood on high alert. People volunteered to conduct a patrol, and calls were made to the local police station, asking them to increase their presence in the area until the man was found. As far as I know, no one was ever charged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The story of this strange encounter continues tomorrow. Meanwhile, be sure to check out the novel inspired by the book OBSIDEO:

 

 

WILL HAUNT YOU

 

 

You don't read the book. It reads you.
 
Rumors of a deadly book have been floating around the dark corners of the deep web. A disturbing tale about a mysterious figure who preys on those who read the book and subjects them to a world of personalized terror. Jesse Wheeler―former guitarist of the heavy metal group The Rising Dead―was quick to discount the ominous folklore associated with the book. It takes more than some urban legend to frighten him. Hell, reality is scary enough. Seven years ago his greatest responsibility was the nightly guitar solo. Then one night when Jesse was blackout drunk, he accidentally injured his son, leaving him permanently disabled. Dreams of being a rock star died when he destroyed his son's future. Now he cuts radio jingles and fights to stay clean. 
 
But Jesse is wrong. The legend is real―and tonight he will become the protagonist in an elaborate scheme specifically tailored to prey on his fears and resurrect the ghosts from his past. Jesse is not the only one in danger, however. 
 
By reading the book, you have volunteered to participate in the author's deadly game, with every page drawing you closer to your own personalized nightmare. 
 
The real horror doesn't begin until you reach the end. That's when the evil comes for you.  

 
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review 2015-06-23 18:38
Review: We Are Monsters by Brian Kirk
We Are Monsters - Brian Kirk


I received a free copy of We Are Monsters from the publisher in return for an honest review.

 

We Are Monsters is cleverly told, it's multi layered and paints a very dark picture of all the different aspects of mental illness: from the patients themselves, to the doctors treating them and the methods used. It's psychologically complex and really delves into the horror of the human mind. The book opens your eyes to the complexity and treatment of those with a mental illness and delivers a hefty dose of reality throughout it's pages. Although that reality may not always be what it seems.

 

There were times that I felt a little lost and wasn't quite sure what was happening but all was revealed as the story unravelled. The author had thrown me into the same turmoil as the characters and I had to find my footing along with them.

 

The characterization in this novel is what really stood out for me, it's extremely well done. The characters felt real, each individual character so well developed that I feel I got to know them as a person instead of just characters in a book.

 

We Are Monsters is a book I would definitely recommend, although if your squeamish about needles, be prepared!

 

 

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review 2015-06-13 21:05
We Are Monsters - Brian Kirk
We Are Monsters - Brian Kirk

The Apocalypse has come to the Sugar Hill mental asylum.

He’s the hospital’s newest, and most notorious, patient—a paranoid schizophrenic who sees humanity’s dark side.

Luckily he’s in good hands. Dr. Eli Alpert has a talent for healing tortured souls. And his protégé is working on a cure for schizophrenia, a drug that returns patients to their former selves. But unforeseen side effects are starting to emerge. Forcing prior traumas to the surface. Setting inner demons free.

Monsters have been unleashed inside the Sugar Hill mental asylum. They don’t have fangs or claws. They look just like you or me

 

 

A special thank to NetGalley for this copy in exchange fot an honest review.

 

I am sorry to say that this book did not work for me.  It lasted half of the pages until you get to the things the blurb is talking about. And when the “scary” things begin to happen, it is all weird and strange and never really scary. Somehow it was all too much and over the top but on the other side it was not quite enough.

 

The writing is not bad. Sometimes it is quite good and the characters are all unique. The setting is interesting. It shows how terrible mental illness can be and how difficult it is for doctors to treat it.  I suppose the author did his research work very well. But in my opinion that’s the problem. The book is too deep into this and into its struggling and disturbed characters that it got lost on the story. And it is a mess of a story. I will not say too much about the reveals of those strange horror things that begin finally to happen after many pages of dialogs and flashbacks from the characters. I really did not quite understand what was going on. And the characters didn’t either. Everybody has problems and they have to face them. Unfortunately the author explains everything to us over and over. Each character has a kind of catharsis.  And we got it explained until the least detail. Only how this all happens, how it could happen and what it is all about is left noticeable unexplained. That was the point when I began to skip passages.

 

I did not have high expectations but nevertheless was a bit disappointed. The narration is not bad but too slow, not really focused and the story is part serious and part weird and unfortunately it is not a horror book. I was about to quit but I wanted to finish it and see what it all was about. But to be honest I lost interest.

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