Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Review: The Switch House: A Short Novel - by Tim Meyer

4 of 5 Stars     Review copy

I first read Tim Meyer a bit over a year ago when I picked up a copy of his novel, Sharkwater Beach.  Here's what I had to say about that read...

"Sharkwater Beach is pure B-movie madness.  Lots of blood.  Loads of fun."

So, when the opportunity arose to read Tim's new book, The Switch House, I jumped at the chance to do so.

The premise of the TV show, which shares its name with the book, is simple enough.  The Shepards, Angela and Terry, switch houses with Rosalyn Jeffries and the producers film the results.

The real story comes to light after the cameras are put away and the show begins to air on TV.  Things turn a bit surreal as Angela begins to have a complete breakdown.  Is she hallucinating or is she really experiencing some kind of cosmic horror?

"Each of his appendages tore free from his body and disappeared somewhere into the surrounding realm, leaving crimson torrents in its wake.  Blood exploded from the fresh scarlet pits like a city fire hydrant in the dead heat of summer."

The Switch House defies description, but I will say it's enjoyable and a quick summer read, but that's not all.  When you're done with the main story, stick around for a few shorts.

How To Kill a Bear with a Bow and Arrow - A wonderfully twisted little tale of man against beast.  So much fun.

Siren's End - The last pub on the edge of the world...

"An Island of Women, he had said, which, to men who'd spent a great deal of time on the sea and limited hours amongst the company of women, sounded heavenly. They had set course at once and sailed west, toward the location of this great mystery."

Aperture - The dying days of the movie theatre projectionist and a bit of comic horror makes for a terrific little story.

The Switch House is coming July 26th for the Kindle from Evil Epoch Press.  If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited you can read it at no additional charge.  Also, if you are an Amazon Prime member you can read it for FREE using the Kindle Owners Lending Library.

From the author's bio - Tim Meyer dwells in a dark cave near the Jersey Shore.  He’s an author, husband, father, podcast host, blogger, coffee connoisseur, beer enthusiast, and explorer of worlds.  He writes horror, mysteries, science fiction, and thrillers, although he prefers to blur genres and let the stories fall where they may.

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