Book Reviews

{Review} Mother’s Boys by Daniel I. Russell

by Daniel I Russell
Published by Blood Bound Books on 2.13.14
Genres: Dark Fiction, Horror
Pages: 343
Format: eBook
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Natalie has strived to be different her whole life. She’s dedicated her attitude, fashion, and very being to standing out from the crowd. After witnessing a brutal attack, Natalie becomes entangled in an escalating battle between a violent street gang and a strange tribe of sewer dwellers. Now she's about to learn just how much being different can mean.

When I saw this book come up for review on Horror After Dark, I claimed it for my own. See, back in 2012 I read this short story titled “Fluffs”and I loved it. I immediately purchased another book by this author,”Samhane but as so often happens these days, I haven’t had time yet to read it. I was excited to sit down with this one.

This was a nasty tale…not nasty like porno nasty, but nasty like EWWWW nasty. It was not completely original, but there were some surprising turns, and that definitely had an effect on my rating.

Most horror lovers have encountered tales of mutant, scary, underground dwellers before and I dare say most of us have read plenty about psychopathic rapists and killers as well. The difference in this book is the reader is rooting for one of these groups. Which group? You will need to read this to find out.

Mr. Russell creates some interesting characters and a couple of cliche ones. A few of the underground scenes were not believable to my mind, however the creativity of the author’s imagination mostly made up for that. (Yeah, you will remember that baby pram for a long time!) The quality of the prose was okay and the pacing of this tale was rather quick. I wouldn’t have minded a little more originality, but I did end up enjoying this book as a whole.

Recommended for fans of underground mutant horror!



About Daniel I Russell

Australian Shadows Award finalist Daniel I. Russell has been featured publications such as The Zombie Feed from Apex, Pseudopod and Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #43. Author of Samhane, Come Into Darkness, Critique, Mother’s Boys, The Collector and Tricks, Mischief and Mayhem, Daniel is also the former vice-president of the Australian Horror Writers’ Association and was a special guest editor of Midnight Echo.

I have an incurable book addiction and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I will buy a book based on its cover alone. I love promoting authors. I am... the Ultimate Reader.

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