Title: Shades of Grey
Author: Michael Cargill
Summary: This is a collection of three stories where each of the main characters have one thing in common – the desire to survive. John is not very nice. James is a soldier for the British in WWII. Tom possesses a terrible secret.
Shades of Grey: British operative John, nicknamed many things, but one of them is “John the Baptist” has been abducted and is being tortured. This story is crude and tormenting, but it is fantastic and it leaves you with that dirty and dingy feeling of being in the mind of someone truly twisted.
There and Back Again: This story is about James, a soldier during World War Two. It is action packed and filled with the savagery of war and the bonds that can form from those extreme circumstances.
Down the Rabbit Hole: Tom, a young boy who is abused, soon finds that his stuffed rabbit is actually a help with his problems. Child’s toy soon comes to life and begins to aid him with his problems, however things eventually turn sinister and Tom’s happiness soon shatters.
This collection of stories, though short, is filled with action and adventure with a dash of strange. I am not normally a fan of something so crude as the first story, but it was something that was well written and I do enjoy like it. The best story of the three in my opinion is the third story. All in all, a fantastic book and I truly did enjoy it. I thank Michael Cargill for giving me the opportunity to read his book in exchange for this unbiased and honest review. It was a pleasure.
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