Highlighting a book I've read this month
which has been inspiring
and brilliant, and why.
For my first I, Reader post I'm choosing a book which I will freely admit I bought because of the cover, and the story just wormed its way into my head and has taken root there. Here is the back cover blurb:
As the blade flashed down in the dim light, it seemed to wink, wink, wink...
Arms came up to ward off the flashes of light, but it did no good. The flashes got harder and faster.
Harder and Faster...
HARDER AND FASTER...
Jon is in hospital.
He can't move.
The doctors have taken his arms and he is sure his legs are next. Will Jon ever escape?
I've already mentioned the cover, and the illustrations inside are by the same artist - Vladimir Stankovic. I loved the style, and they added a brilliantly murky extra dimension to the story. You can check out more artwork by Vladimir Stankovic here.
The book is only 80 pages long, and JON FOR SHORT was originally published as part of an anthology, but I can see why it was also published as a standalone. It's quick, dark and shocking - a perfect little nightmare of a story. It was also unlike anything else I've ever read, and left me thinking about it for weeks afterwards, so there's that.
I really recommend checking out this book if you like a quick, scary read with fantastic illustrations.
Have you read JON FOR SHORT? What did you think?
Or if you haven't read it yet, will you be checking it out?