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Sick Bastards by Matt Shaw

What would you do if there was a mysterious explosion and the fallout seemed to be causing people to revert to a more primitive self? Would you lock yourself away in your home with your 'family'? What would you do if there was no power anymore and the last of the canned goods had been consumed? What would you eat then?

What would be your source of 'meat'? And would you dare cook it, knowing that the smoke and smell could attract unwanted visitors?

Without contact with anyone outside of your immediate family, what would you do for sexual satisfaction? Are you now also being affected by this strange chemical bomb? Will you eventually become one of these strange creatures that roams the land, devouring anything that moves? Who are you? And who were you before, when things were 'normal'?

Matt Shaw shocks the reader on page one, drawing one into this new and bizarre world that is ruthless and primitive. I often judge a book not by its cover, nor by the author's impressive vocabulary, but by their ability to hold my attention. If I cannot put a book down until I am finished, then, in my opinion, the writer has done a superb job. Sick Bastards is such a book.

As of the writing of this review, you can buy a copy on Amazon Kindle Store for 99 cents, or read for free with Kindle Unlimited. 

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Comment by 4-LAN on April 30, 2015 at 11:04am

J W, glad you could stop by :-) 

Hope we will see you again next week...

Comment by J W Nelson on April 29, 2015 at 11:13pm

Yes, very interesting. 

Comment by 4-LAN on April 29, 2015 at 8:33am

Thanks Martin, and for everyone else reading, be sure to check out this Saturday's Showcase over at Indies Unlimited. Mr. Murphy's novella, The Carnarvon Creeper , will be featured.

Comment by Martin Murphy on April 29, 2015 at 5:13am

Sounds a very interesting idea for a story - and that title was always going to draw attention! As usual, will tweet the review.

Comment by 4-LAN on April 28, 2015 at 3:42pm

Ken, nice to see you :-)

Yes, I enjoyed the dystopian aspect as well. Funny, I did read this book late at night.

Comment by Ken Magee on April 28, 2015 at 2:46pm

This sounds like a book you wouldn't want to read late at night. I actually enjoy a good dystopian adventure, so I'll put this on my check-it-out list.

Comment by 4-LAN on April 28, 2015 at 2:22pm

Marilyn, glad you enjoyed Sick Bastards. I certainly had the same experience.

Comment by 4-LAN on April 28, 2015 at 1:58pm

Joleene! Hey there, thanks for stopping by :-)

Comment by Joleene Naylor on April 28, 2015 at 1:23pm

Sounds good! 

Comment by 4-LAN on April 28, 2015 at 10:38am

Jill, so glad you could stop by :-)

Welcome to my book review blog! I try to post once a week.

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