Monday, May 28, 2012

Review ~ Shades of Grey by Michael Cargill

John is not a very nice man. He works for the government. So who has tied him to a chair and what do they want?

James is a British soldier during WWII. Tom is a young boy with a terrible secret.

Three stories. Three very different people. All of them battling to survive.

My Review

I had agreed to review this book after receiving a fun email from the author. I hoped that falling for his personality didn't set my sights too high for his book. Well it did.......NOT.

The first story, Shades of Grey, gets you into the mind of a government agent in the UK. Who has been tied to a chair and is being held captive by an unknown. You get great bursts of imagery in this one and lots of crude language.

The second story, There and Back Again, is about a soldier in the British Army during WWII. Lots of violence and is touching at the same time. Very fitting for the times, I think.

The third and final story, Down the Rabbit Hole, is my favorite. Tom is an abused child who clings to his stuffed toy for comfort. The toy rabbit comes to life to help Tom work things out, but takes a different turn.

All three stories are dark and violent, but not overly so. All were good reads!

Good Book!

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Other books from Michael
 Available to buy on Amazon or download on ISOHunt, Demonoid and Pirate Bay
Diary of a Dork - Articles of Sarcasm and Irreverence
Shelter from Thunder
Slaughter on Barnaby Close
Shades of Grey



  1. Interesting! Generally speaking, I'm not a fan of anthologies. But these do sound intriguing! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oooh, that's me that is.

    I have a hangover today and this has made me happier. Thank you kind Red Headed Bookworm.

    I actually have a new book out soonish - it will be my first novel!

    It's with the proof readers at the moment...


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