A fabulous review of The Office of Lost and Found by Vincent Holland-Keen, Anarchy Books second novel, at: http://www.theeloquentpage.co.uk/2011/06/26/the-office-of-lost-and-found-by-vincent-holland-keen/
WOOOO! Well done that man!!
“The Office of Lost and Found by Vincent Holland-Keen contains a rich creamy vein
of the absurd and surreal running straight through to its chocolate-coated
centre. I ask you, where else would you find children obsessed with the
devilment that is direct mail? The novel has a splendidly intricate plot that
follows a small group of characters as they try and maintain a grasp of what is
real. All around them our reality starts to warp and bend, as it becomes more
and more fluid in nature. Each chapter demands your full attention while
Holland-Keen writes like some crazed verbal gymnast. He obviously takes great
delight in playing with language.” –
“Trust me when I say, if you are willing to take a chance on this debut novel you
will enjoy it.”
Wowsers, look at this review which has just come in from The Eloquent Page….
“I’ve read all of Mr Remic’s work and this is without doubt one of the darkest things he has ever written. It is brutal and raw and I was immediately caught up in it. Characters suffer physically and psychologically, no-one walks away unscathed. The secrets that are exposed have lasting effects and repercussions. I think it’s fair to say I was totally unprepared for where the novel ended up… A word of advice, this is not a novel for the faint of heart as it deals with some very adult themes. The violence is graphic and unrelenting, the sex is explicit and the language is enough to make my mother blush. I should point out that my mother has a mouth on her like a sailor on shore leave.” – The Eloquent Page
Just found another, at The Eloquent Page – http://www.theeloquentpage.co.uk/2010/09/10/soul-stealers-by-andy-remic/
“When reading anything by Andy Remic you can rest assured that things are going to get brutal and bloody very quickly. I would definitely not recommend Kell’s Legend or it’s sequel, Soul Stealers, to those of you that are faint of heart. The violence is as graphic as it gets. The author doesn’t sugar coat anything. There are seas of blood and everyone, irrespective of age and gender, are a potential victim.”
“Based on other reviews I’ve read of Andy Remic’s work I think it’s fair to say that he is the literary equivalent of Marmite due to his extreme brutality, particularly towards his female characters. You read his books and you either love them or hate them. Personally I enjoy everything of his I’ve read. I’ve been a fan since I read his first science fiction novel, Spiral. His move to fantasy novels has been successful. His characters are violent and flawed and can seem to be downright cruel but this always makes for an interesting read.”
I’d have to disagree with this a little; I heap extreme brutality on ALL my characters, male, female, alien, supernatural, deviant, animal, vegetable and mineral. But it’s a very kind review, nontheless. Cheers!!