Wow. Just wow.
Now that was some seriously good dark fiction.
Going in, I wasn't sure if I was in the mindset to handle dark fiction but as someone who suffers from a sleep disorder, I was hella intrigued ( masochistic much ?).
I am glad I took the bait, cause this was such a treat.
In just under 50 pages, the author made me empathize with the MC-Axel, made my heart weep for him and his helpless state, share his hate toward the workings of this cruel and unfair world and ultimately find myself gleaming with a sinister and wicked thoughts , completely transported to yet another psyche /state of mind.
Now that according to me is the perfect recipe for an enjoyable dark book.
The author's writing style and diction complemented the dark plot. I particularly loved the imagery and the seemingly eerie mood that was created from simple descriptions. Perfectly executed.
| "He felt exhausted in a way he couldn’t remember, yet all his body did was relax, but his brain got no rest. Just the perpetual rhythm of the nurses during the day, the pounding rhythm in his ass at night, and the move of light and shadows on that fu*king ceiling."|
Also commendable is the descriptions of sleep paralysis and the utter helplessness of his situation. I am sure that must have taken some good research.
Highly recommend if you are looking for a well written, short, dark taboo book.
(reviewed 64 days after purchase)