*I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*
Blurb: “Words, thoughts and manic rantings under the influence of strong drink and fine smoky treats.”
The Havoc Tree consists of ten short stories of howling into the uncaring abyss madness.
Serial killers, suited sex-slaves, handcuffed paranoiacs and hopeless-shoed addicts jostle, hack and spurt through these stream-of-consciousness pages, as Layden Robinson unleashes the darker corners of his mind into random written form.
The almost-poetic style of writing contrasts starkly with the bodily-fluid spattered content, creating a swirling nightmare of images that is hard to shake off when you resurface.
If you are looking for short stories full of deep meaning and insight, then this probably isn’t the collection for you. But if you fancy a crazy waltz through mankind’s basest urges, and don’t mind getting your mind dirty, then by all means pop on some dead man’s shoes and a knife-edge grin, and trip this way…
Mr. Sacorp was a right-handed man that had left-handed tendencies. Mr. Sacorp would porp his horp, sitting in a still stolen vehicle, consuming crystallized ginger dark chocolate by the devious hunk, contemplating the deepest meanings of the deepest things. Mr. Sacorp was a horpus porp that took his heritage of being a “Sacorp,” to the various graves of recently deceased corpse. But wait…
– Layden Robinson, from ‘Mr. Sacorp’ in The Havoc Tree
The Havoc Tree is available on Amazon right now.
Also, the author did NOT request this, but in researching for this post I noted that he is currently running a fundraiser for medical bills for his daughter who is recovering from brain surgery. I’ve attached the link below in case you fancy purchasing any of the donated music in a good cause.