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Hieroglyphs of Blood and Bone by [Griffin, Michael]
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Length: 201 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2213 KB
  • Print Length: 201 pages
  • Publisher: Trepidatio Publishing - JournalStone (24 Feb. 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N7W6G6W
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #449,055 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Heiroglyphs of Blood and Bone is the dread-soaked story of Guy, a newly separated man in his forties, who is bunking with his friend Karl while he gets his life back together. While the book focuses much of narrative on the relative normalcy of daily life, Griffin paints a picture that is alive with dread throughout. The reader is constantly aware that something awful is going to unfold.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is not an easy read. I don’t say that in terms of ... 9 Mar. 2017
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Griffin’s Hieroglyphs of Blood & Bone is a bizarre trip through the life of Guy, a recent divorcee who is in a personal freefall. His feelings towards his ex-wife are still a source of pendulum-swinging confusion, he hates his job, and his sole companionship is Karl, his younger bro-dude roommate and co-worker who is constantly trying to get him back in the metaphorical saddle. Guy has enough trouble with all of this to find a star to chart a new course by, then he meets Lily. Lily brings literal mystery back into his life, a mystery that seeps into every other vector point of it, sending Guy on a journey that brings every element of his life into question.

This is not an easy read. I don’t say that in terms of extreme horror, graphic violence, or vastly disturbing visuals. From almost the beginning of the book, Guy has experiences that cumulate in the reader wondering if they really happened at all. This is fair, because more than once Guy wonders as well. The depth to which this doubtfulness builds within the story and the varying levels to which it is resolved creates a tense apprehension in the ongoing process of Guy finding out what is actually real in his life. Griffin does a magnificent job of a crafting a story where the reader has little choice but to join in the unsureness (He almost does away with an ongoing sense of time altogether.) as the story goes to its inexorable end. Even at the end there is much unanswered, but it cannot be said that the questions asked are not beautiful, extraordinary, and weird. Not a book for people who absolutely need to have closure in their stories, but for anyone else who appreciates tales of the Modern Weird, you shouldn’t miss out on this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Deeply, Darkly Wonderful 22 Mar. 2017
By Jake Marley - Published on Amazon.com
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Michael Griffin is one of today's most exciting writers of Weird and Horror fiction, and with Hieroglyphs of Blood and Bone he's in full swing. Lyrical language, heartfelt and fully-realized characters, and an impeccable sense of dread combine to make this dark and powerful story come to life.

Highly recommended!
3.0 out of 5 stars Mildly dissapointing. 22 April 2017
By Dan S. - Published on Amazon.com
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This one had me a bit dissapointing. I've read all of Michael Griffins other work, and all of it is fantastic. I was really looking forward to this one, but it over stayed it's welcome a bit to be honest. The amount of internal monologuing that occurs gets to a level of fatigue after a certain period of time, and I was nearly feeling the urge to skip sections as it was simply rehashing his fractured psyche for the umpteenth time. It's still definitely worth reading if your a griffin fan, still has all the temporal shifts, surrealism, and interesting structure ive come to expect, but I can't help but feel it's his weakest work published so far.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended! 14 April 2017
By Bill - Published on Amazon.com
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I loved this. It's an odd book, and definitely not in the view of conventional horror - more quiet, contemplative Cosmic Horror. This book really sucked me in, I could feel myself in the place of the protagonist, his confusion and bewilderment, and the feeling of displaced time and not knowing what is real and what isn't. It's a dark book, far darker than many other action oriented horror novels, and one that will stick with you for a while.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A haunting travelouge filled with dread and grief 12 Mar. 2017
By John Palisano - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is an absolutely haunting read. The story stayed with me, and lurked with me throughout the day as I read it. There was a slow build up on this one, and there were times when the day to day scenes made me wonder if something were about to happen. The most important thing I'd say after reading this book is that it felt like I'd glimpsed a period in the life, and lived it. There were some very unsettling passages, and I think the effect of this book was more a cumulative Dreadand grief than any one set piece. This seemed real, and the characters seemed
Like living people. Which made their challenges that more compelling. loved it.
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