Book review: Broken Shells – Michael Patrick Hicks

  I’ve read a lot of Michael Patrick Hicks’ work and this is right up there with Revolver as my favourite story. Antoine Dewitt doesn’t have much going for him, but things are about to change when he receives a letter informing him that he has won $5000! All he needs to do to claim…

Exclusive excerpt: Broken Shells by Mickael Patrick Hicks

  There is nothing like a good book excerpt to whet the appetite and today I have the pleasure of bringing you a chapter from the forthcoming novella, Broken Shells, by Michael Patrick Hicks. I will be reviewing this book in February as part of the Confessions of a Reviewer blog tour. In the meantime,…

Book review: Marque – Michael Patrick Hicks

  Michael Patrick Hicks has once again delivered a fine story indeed with Marque. Marque is a futuristic┬ásci-fi thriller in which the world has been taken over by aliens! I sometimes struggle a little with science-fiction but Hicks had me onside from the outset with his conflicted protagonist, Darrel Fines and the delicate situation he…

Guest post: Michael Patrick Hicks – Mass Hysteria

  I’m a big fan of Michael Patrick Hicks and I’ve been really looking forward to his latest novel, Mass Hysteria, which is released today! Just check out the synopsis and then read this great guest post from Michael about the books inspiration then make sure you pick up a copy. I’ve already read great…

Book review: Preservation – Michael Patrick Hicks

This is another deftly written story from Michael Patrick Hicks. Michael’s work often contains a strong social conscience and that is very much the case with this novelette. Preservation is about a cyborg tasked with protecting the South African wildlife inside of a National Park. Poachers are leaving a trail of rhino corpses as they…

Happy Halloween from the Grim Reader

A friend of mine had fun idea to invite a few folk I chat with through social media to draw an image of their favorite horror movies using a drawing program on their Mac or PC. I wanted to get as many as possible for this but unfortunately October has been a crazy busy month…

Book review: Revolver – Michael Patrick Hicks

‘Revolver’ is another short story from Michael Patrick Hicks, set in a future United States that is being torn apart by civil unrest. It’s a county controlled by fear through the media. This is an angry story, one that goes straight for the jugular in a most unapologetic but engaging way. ‘Revolver’ is a game…

Book review: Let Go – Michael Patrick Hicks

I used to devour zombie fiction like there was no tomorrow. I’ve read some great stuff and some not so great stuff. ‘Let Go’ is the sort of zombie story that I like. The living dead are a background feature to what is essentially a tale about loss and perhaps unsurprisingly letting go. Everett is…