Eing drawn to my I received an advance review copy for free and I am leaving this review voluntarilyThis is a very fast moving action packed novel that is best read when you have some hours to spare so that you can get fully immersed The author has the
ability to put you right into the scene with his considerable attention to detail when describing the surroundings and to put you right into the scene with his considerable attention to detail when describing the surroundings and I found myself getting exhausted with so much going on and no let up I did wonder if anyone would be able to handle that much mental and physical non stop trauma in real life But it is a novel and a well written one with an interesting range of characters and creatures It may not be for everyone as it does cover some difficult subjects which you are warned about and has some particularly violent scenes But they do not dominate the book in any way I would highly recommend reading this book 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 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 you long 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 like a relatable person If you re looking for a wild and uniue ride I would honestly recommend this book I thoroughly enjoyed it and could not give it enough praise A supernatural mysteryhorror this is an intense work not for the faint of heart But if you dare you ll be rewarded A sublimely written meditation on the nature of wanting wrapped in layers 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 bat I was impressed by how uickly the story established a complex premise and got right into it The characters were established uickly through their dialogue and actions rather than through phoned in backstory I would say that while there are lulls that pace mostly eeps up throughout There s also some spectacular character moments It s clear the author understands character arcs and how to pit his characters on a collision courseIf I had to level a criticism at the book it would be that the author sometimes takes the long way towards describing a thing The descriptive language is actually very evocative but tends towards restating itself sometimes I also felt this with the narrator s thoughts in certain situations he would often state the subtext rather than let it hang in the reader s mindNonetheless I m giving situations he would often state the subtext rather than let it hang in the reader s mindNonetheless I m giving book 5 stars It would take much than occasional verbosity to spoil a brave heart wrenching and original story It was also fresh seeing a story like this set in Australia and the character of the country is incorporated into the story to great effect Would recommend to any fan of horror sci fi or mystery. 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 lingering at the threshold if he can be trusted. Firstly thanks to the author publisher and Booksirens for a free ARC of this book I am leaving this review voluntarilyI wish I could give this book a higher rating than 3 stars but unfortunately I found it a really hard book to higher rating than 3 stars but unfortunately I found it a really hard book to into and even harder to stay engaged Let me also state that this could be my fault because of the way I read in short sharp sessions rather than long sit down readathons like some people do But as a
result of that I need a book to be able to easily drag of that I need a book to be able to easily drag back to where I left it A big ask MaybeI think the story premise itself is very good but probably not as well executed as I d hoped I found it a little disjointed and the descriptive parts a little too long winded for my liking The characters weren t interesting enough for me to really care what happened to them So for me 3 stars is the best I could do In this day and age everyone is willing to do anything to get what they want People leave 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 lowWhat if I told you there was a phone number you could 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 light where he helps make peoples dreams come true and our reality the world as we ve grown to The Shadow Reader 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 like his working partner Tommy but if you asked him what he did last 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 henows 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 Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies kidnapped by Harper while people working for the Pleasure Palace begin to come after them trying toill them Unlike Hadley Harper has done a lot of detective work on the Pleasure Palace and nows much than he does For Hadley a lot of things begin to make sense and no sense at the same time 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 that live 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 leather corset Two heads two arms and four legs all sealed in an ornate Victorian style leather dress hemmed with black laceTheir makeup was corpse white their lipstick blood red Their eyes were shadowed with a weeping pastel green like something from a carnival sideshow Their 18th century dress continued with ruffles and lacy stockings all the colour of snow The two pairs of shoes they wore shiny little school shoes the ones with the clasps over the top completed the look It gave these sinister twins a suggested air of innocence the filthiest of lies 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 long as they include Li in the missing siblings as long as they include Li in the expected a friend of Harper s named Sophie gets caught up in their journey saving their lives than once thanks to her nursing background Sophie felt like a filler character at first but in the end I think she was needed to make the story well rounded like her insight of psychology Butit s just interesting Did you now the second most 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 nown 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 ,
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Ommon dream people have is about their teeth after the being chased phenomenon that usually coincides the being chased phenomenon that usually coincides a hallway and a door Most notable psychologists don t really offer insight on dreams the most popular consensus is that they re than cerebral static just garbled images and words that occasionally form to make something that seems to weightThough I want to say so much about the novel it would give away a lot of the surprises that are hidden inside Hewish s writing is gold the way he describes scenes is beautifully done but he did waste some of this talent on places where the characters weren t even there for than a scene and nothing really came of it Also Harper states one time early in the book that he has illed Hadley before this is never explained or spoken of again I think that was a very important part to this story especially with how things turn out between Harper and HadleyThere were only a few inconsistencies that are completely able to be looked over and don t ruin the novel This is master storytelling and I am looking very forward to work by Hewish I would recommend this book to fans of the show Twin Peaks and the video game because I love horror video games Evil Within Highly recommend I received an advance review copy for free and I am leaving this review voluntarilyAfter being totally let 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 load 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 as 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 nows sitting in her lounge 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 length 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 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 nowledgeable about topics they shouldn t the author eeps a satisfying balance between engaging writing and grounded storytelling The narrator 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 you like to uestion yourself and those around you what s really hiding in the corner of your eye I received an e Galley ARC of Cigarette Teeth authored by Maul Allan Hewish from BookSirens below is my honest review freely given I am thankful for this opportunityI rated this novel 5 starsThe pacing of this novel is intense Imagine Crank 2006 with Jason Statham just non stop no letting up causing the protagonist s actions to mainly be defensive and reactive Except this was astounding Aesthetically I ept He end of every day wipes his memory clean When a job goes bad Mike is left for dead by his partner Tommy and an opportunistic fugitive Harper Ivey rescues Mike hoping to use him as a means to hit back at the organisation responsible for the disappearance of his sisterWithout his daily phone call Mike gradually.