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{Review} Carnies by Martin Livings

by Martin Livings
Published by Cohesion Press Pages: 250
Format: eBook
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Werewolves. I love them. I was eager to read about teeth, claws, and mayhem. I may not have gotten as much as I wanted out of the paranormal end of this read, but I did get a well-rounded story of 2 brothers in search of their own bubble of happiness. Though the brothers differ dramatically, they seemed to be searching for the same thing: acceptance.

I didn’t feel the love between them. Their relationship seemed obligatory and habitual, more than anything else.

The story’s pacing fluctuated and I felt like things could have been a bit more tense and edge-of-your seat, instead of the talk-it-out, cry-it-out moments that I read.

Still, I found it enjoyable and will check out more of Mr. Living’s stories.

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About Martin Livings

Perth-based writer Martin Livings has had over sixty short stories in a variety of magazines and anthologies. His short works have been listed in the Recommended Reading list in Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and he’s had stories in both The Year’s Best Australian SF & Fantasy, Volumes Two and Five and Australian Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2006 and 2008 editions.

His first novel, Carnies (http://carnies.martinlivings.com), was published by Lothian Books in June, 2006, and was nominated for both the Aurealis and Ditmar awards. It won the Tin Duck for Best Long Work in 2007.

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