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Every Shallow Cut, by Tom Piccirilli Genre: Horror Publisher: Chizine Publications Published: 2011 Review Posted: 10/13/2013 Reviewer Rating:
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Every Shallow Cut, by Tom Piccirilli
Book Review by Michael D. Griffiths
Have you read this book?
The novel Every Shallow Cut, by Tom Piccirilli is a quick read. Why, because it
is a fast paced novel that seemed to dare you to put it down. It is the type of
book you might try to read in a single day if you had the chance. I have read a
few books put out by ChiZine now and so far I have never been disappointed with
The story follows a struggling man, an author. But he could be any man who has
confronted failure in this tired America we find ourselves in. When success
slaps us and our only friend is our dog, is there no where to go but up, or
will we find a way to sink deeper. This book might be an attempt at Urban
Fantasy, but in the end it is much more urban than fantasy, but the strong dose
of action might make up for this for most readers.
Thoughts battle with action of control of the author's destiny. He's lost his
house, he lost his wife, and perhaps he has lost everything save a smoldering
rage. For a lack of anything better to do, the author decides to make a road
trip across America to see his brother who has no respect for him. A journey
that was doomed before it began, one would think.
Some things are handled well and others turn out to be worse than he expected.
Is there a chance for redemption or will he be the one to drive the final nail
into his own coffin?
This novel was fast paced and entertaining. The cynical wit might have been a
bit thick at times. It left you wondering if this author could be your best
friend or that guy you could not stand to be in the same room as. The novel was
also a bit on the short side and it felt like it could have continued on a bit
There is creativity and insight in this story. It became something that I
wanted to keep reading. I would certainly pick up another book by Piccirilli. I
also look forward to getting my hands on some new ChiZine books.
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