Saturday, 29 August 2015

Book Review: Haydn Wilks: Americosis

Americosis Vol. 1

Author:  Haydn Wilks

Title:   Americosis

Genre:  Science fiction and fantasy, post-apocalyptic, science fiction, time travel, literature and fiction,

Synopsis:  A naked man arrives in New Mexico claiming to have travelled through time. He says that he's America's saviour. A bizarre sexually-transmitted infection in New York takes control of people's bodies and burns them out in an incessant drive to infect others. And a Presidential candidate is conversing with angels. His aides think he's crazy. 
The electorate might not agree with them.
It could all be madness. It might be the apocalypse.
 An epic genre-bending mash-up of sci-fi, horror, thriller & dark comedy. VOLUME 1 
this short novella introduces the series. It'll leave you begging for more..

Review:   this book is really book and l enjoyed reading it and glad it is in my library and l love reading different genre and finding different books that l never thought l would read but l like reading about time travel and fantasy and l was hooked on this book after the first chapter and I was sent this book for review and it was easy to get in to and l highly recommend it to anybody who likes time travel books and science fiction and fantasy. Literature and post-apocalyptic.  And l rated this book 5 stars.

About the author: Haydn Wilks was born in Caerphilly in 1987. After graduating from King's College London, he worked a succession of call centre and sales jobs before moving to Seoul, South Korea. His writing mixes the local and the global, throwing together a wide range of characters from across the inter-connected modern world. It features moments of comedy, often dark, alongside sudden violent outbursts. Influences include Tarantino movies, Twin Town, Chuck Palahniuk, Bret Easton Ellis, Murakami, Kerouac, Dostoevsky & Joyce. Music features heavily in his work, from Manic Street Preachers, Exit International & the explosive Welsh underground scene, to northern indie like The Smiths, Joy Division & Arctic Monkeys, along with hip-hop, house, dubstep, '80s pop, K-pop, etc., etc.
'The Death of Danny Daggers', his debut novel, throws these influences into a cocktail with a high alcohol content, a few spoonfuls of ketamine & M-Kat, and a big dollop of good old-fashioned ultraviolence.Americosis' is a genre-bending mash-up of sci-fi, horror, thriller & dark comedy. It might all be madness. It might be the apocalypse.

Edition:  kindle

Star rating:   5 out of 5 stars


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