Thursday, 6 October 2011

Flashes of Revenge - Darren Sant

Darren Sant (aka Old Seth's care worker) has been at it again and this time the theme is retribution. Terrific stuff!

The publisher says:
Revenge is one of the most powerful motivating forces we can experience. A wild justice that seeks no counsel or consults no jury. People have written films about it such as Quentin Tarantino's epic two-film extravaganza Kill Bill. There have been classic novels such as Carrie by Stephen King.

Flashes of Revenge is Darren Sant's take on the idea of revenge. It's not all blood and guts. He takes a humorous sideways glance at the idea in one or two stories. Revenge can come in many forms. It can be as brutal as a stiletto to the kidneys or as cruel as a rabbit in a pot.

Are you ready to look below the surface at the dark heart of revenge? Flashes of Revenge is a collection of six short sharp tales that will leave you looking over your shoulder and wonder who might be after you.

A man walks the streets on a rainy night with just one sinister goal in mind.

A cynical hard drinking rock journalist has a surprise in store back stage at a gig.

An arranged rendezvous in a smoky dive on the wrong side of town.

A man awakes to find he is bound to a chair and with no idea why.

Two bitter rivals in a show down in a New Orleans alleyway.

Two old guys meet in a pub but is all as innocent as it seems to onlookers?

My two penn'orth:
Darren Sant’s Flashes of Revenge is a cracking collection of six tales of retribution: cruel, funny, absurd, scary and extremely human. I love the characters in this collection. Each lives and breathes on the page, each has his own strengths and failings. Each story is a satisfying read and they complement one another beautifully. If I have a favourite, it’s possibly The Ungrateful Dead, wonderfully written and wickedly funny.

Flashes of Revenge is highly recommended. Darren Sant is a writer to watch.

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