- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Caffeine Nights Publishing (7 July 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1910720534
- ISBN-13: 978-1910720530
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.4 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,191,983 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Raven and Skull Paperback – 7 Jul 2016
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From the Back Cover
Jean-Paul Sartre said, 'Hell is other people.' But he was only half right. Hell is the other people who work in the offices ofRaven and Skull.After a week of horror and upset, six colleagues from the Raven and Skull offices get together in the pub to exchange stories and decide which of them has had the worst week.Each one has had a week plagued by adultery, theft, betrayal, murder, cannibalism, black magic and death. The stories theyshare are dark and twisted and reflect the regular reality of Raven and Skull. Do you dare to hear what they have to say?
About the Author
Ashley Lister is a writer, lecturer and occasional performance poet who lives in the north west of England. He's the author of more than two dozen pseudonymously published novels, a hundred or so short stories, several poems and a handful of academic articles.He is currently studying for a PhD in creative writing.
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I very much enjoy stories and characters that are interwoven. Excellent description throughout and well balanced with appropriate dark humour. Turn the lights off, settle down and get spooked.
It didn't scare me; perhaps that's just my nature. But I wasn't looking for that - I read books to be entertained and enjoy a good yarn. This one is.
Before reading it, I was sort of aware it was a collection of tales from a group of work colleagues. I didn't expect the tales to be interwoven - bringing more depth and cohesion to the stories. Clever.
The characters? Realistic. Often unpleasant, but you still want to find out their fates. The author has a twisted sense of humour which is echoed in some of the descriptive passages.
I thought the ending was slightly abrupt, but perhaps that is because I wanted to read more. I wasn't sure what to expect - I've never really been attracted towards horror books (the last one I read was "Carrie" in the early 80s - that wasn't bad and I think the author did quite well...) so I'm now asking myself, "Is Ashley's book typical of the genre?"
I don't know. I do know that if you haven't bought it and read it, you should. I look forward to the next one.
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