The Black Book And Other Poems

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A collection of poems, mostly fantasy and horror, but some mainstream and a bit of humor. Some are short, some are long, some are very long. The majority of them rhyme, some of them don't. Several are sonnets. There's structured verse, free verse and even blank verse. Some have been published in magazines and ezines, some have been published on Smashwords, some have not been published before. More
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About Rik Hunik

Rik Hunik was born in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, in 1957, and has lived his entire life in BC, except for a few summers in Alberta, and a few days in Washington State climbing rocks. He has lived in Ymir, Wells, Quesnel, Prince George, Quesnel, North Vancouver, Quesnel, Burnaby, North Delta, and Quesnel. I live with my wife Jo and a blue-eyed, white cat named Mister. I mostly build houses and shops to earn a living but I'm also a writer, poet, artist, photographer, role playing game designer and independent e-book publisher. I’ve written dozens of stories, including fantasy, horror, sword & sorcery, mystery, humor, erotica, and science fiction, frequently combining genres. Forty have been published in small press magazines and e-zines, from the 200-word "The Hole" in Ascent Aspirations, to the 10,000-word novelette "Levels" in Buzzy Mag, published in May, 2012. Some of them are available now as ebooks at Smashwords.
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About the Series: Short Story Collections
The collected short stories of Rik Hunik.

Included are science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mystery stories, frequently combining genre. Lengths will vary from 200 to over 10,000 words.

Collections will be themed.

Also in Series: Short Story Collections

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Review by: Conrad Abong Franco, Jr on Sep. 5, 2018 :
The Black Book and Other Poems by Rik Hunik

If you want to read amazing fantasies or experience horrific stories in poetic lines, this poem collection is a good idea.

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Review by: G.D. Master on Nov. 15, 2016 :
Rik Hunik’s e-book of poems, “The Black Book and Other Poems” could be considered enjoyable low-brow fair. While the poems in his book are not academic marvels or meditative confessional drivel, they are quite fun to read and entertaining. More to the point: while his poetic style tends to dwell on contemporary rhyme, his ability to narrate horror and fantasy tales along with some pop-culture humor keeps readers from losing interest or becoming bored of a sing-song pattern. Some really bright spots in Hunik’s book are Chapter Two: Sonnets, The Ghoul, and Black Sabbath 1980. Hunik’s Sonnets seem inspired by Petrarchan sonnet forms. They vary a bit in their sestets, but their octets are mostly ABBA-CDDC. While they are not completely in pentatonic, they are close enough to see that the poet has some command of the form. “The Ghoul” seems to be an epic poem made up of quatrains. With its gratuitous gore and gross-out factor it is a comical and amusing bit of entertainment. For people who grew up listening to Black Sabbath and Ozzy during the eighties, “Black Sabbath 1980” will bring back some memories and is plain fun reading.
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