For this blog post, I will be reviewing author James Hutchings’ book THE NEW DEATH AND OTHERS. The book is an anthology of various poems and short stories covering a wide variety of topics, too numerous to name. This is an irreverent, creative work which satirizes some of society’s ‘sacred cows’ through witty observations. The content is both contemporary in tone, and also, is based upon ancient written texts and mythology, but, the author turns all of these on their head for his own purposes.
The author combines humor, black humor, irony, flash fiction, and poetry, just for starters, into the book. It is obvious that the author has put a great amount of work into this anthology, and it is a literate piece which tries to include a little bit of everything within its unpredictable framework. One thing is certain – you never quite know which topic the author will next be tackling, and this lends the book an extra aura of zaniness which keeps the reader guessing who, or what institution, will next be made fun of. I give this book **** out of *****.
+PLEASE NOTE: I received a copy of this e-book free of charge from the author of this work in return for my honest opinion of it.