Adrian Shotbolt waxes poetic on Craig Saunders new book, THE DEAD BOY.
‘The Dead Boy’ is an end of days tale that offers a fresh take on the final days of life in the United Kingdom. I’m not quite sure what it is about this particular sub-genre of dark fiction but I really do love it.
Last year saw the release of ‘Left to Darkness’- a book I really enjoyed, it followed a similar path as this in that it showed us the worlds end through the eyes of a few survivors. This is similar in theme but very, very different. In ‘The Dead Boy’ Saunders has created Kurt William O’Dell – the man with fire in his eyes – a sort of Randall Flagg type character that wants to see the world burn. O’Dell uses the minds of children to make himself stronger, but one child manages to escape. The boy (George) befriends a woman whom he has a psychic connection with…
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