J.C Paris was born in 1983 in Malta and works as a mathematics teacher in a local secondary school. Paris poses questions for a living, both in his work as a teacher and also whilst writing. Questions fascinate him because they shake and crumble prejudices, and, if properly posed, they make mincemeat out of the conservative mind. His hope is that throughout his life, his questions lead to changes of the mind and, more importantly, changes of the heart.In his debut horror collection, Disequilibria (published in 2012), he has set out to explore the relatively uncharted terrain of Philosophical Horror. By 'philosophical' he means a plunge into a warren questions, by 'horror', he means the consequence of asking these questions.
on Aug. 09, 2013 :
If beautifully (even, at times, lyrically) written, thought-provoking stories are your cup of tea, then look no further. This is horror at its absolute best, the kind that engages you and makes you *think*.
I'll get goosebumps from maybe one or two stories in a typical 20+ story Best Of The Year horror anthology, but the stories in Disequilibria scored 100% hit rate. They're *disturbing*, and unless you're looking for nothing but a splatterfest, what more could you possibly want? (not to say there aren't some truly nasty splattery parts, but they're not gratuitous).
Even more astonishing, this is J C Paris' first published work, and, at least from the stories here, he already has a very distinctive style. My only complaint is that I can't find more of his work to read *right the hell now!*. Then again, I'll likely be re-reading Disequilibria again within a week.
I really can't recommend this book highly enough.
(review of free book)