By: Mike Krutz
A voyeur, a rock star, a lonely teenager, two fugitives from another dimension, and a dark goddess. Many lives intersect over the course of one long hot night in the city as dreams, desire and death intertwine.
I saw this book posted on Facebook in a group for posting discounted and free books. I was taking a breather and it looked short and sweet, good for a nasty giggle. I literally posted on the thread, “Okay. I’ll bite.” I mean look at the synopsis. It looks like a wild ride. 85 pages long. Good to cleanse the pallette from the deep stuff I have been ingesting.
I was wrong.
Yes, it is a wild ride, short and sweet with some dark and nasty contents. But it is more than that. I was a bit taken aback by the almost poetic writing of the opening pages. Then I was taken in by it.
Mike Krutz artfully presents an intricately woven and beautifully written dark tale. Be advised, however, that while beautifully written, this piece does contain graphic content. It is a delightful contradiction. And while I cannot comment too much without giving things away, I will say that the way Krutz slowly intertwines the different characters and events builds fantastic tension. I personally saw hints of deeper meaning and symbolism in the different aspects of the characters, representations of paradoxial self-absorption and the ugliness inherent in self-justification. But, that is just me.
I eagerly look forward to more from this author.
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About the Author: Mike Krutz
” I have been reading voraciously since a young age and writing sporadically since I was a teenager. Ray Bradbury was one of the first authors to really turn my crank, and I consider him and Stephen King my writing “fathers”. Clive Barker, Tom Robbins and Kurt Vonnegut rank among my other favorites. I love beautiful descriptive writing and try to bring that joy of words to my own work.”