Mindworm by David Pollard
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The placid life of a college librarian is plunged into a desperate fight for survival when he witnesses the death of his only friend. Suddenly he is forced to confront disturbing changes in his nature and appetites and their consequences. Suspected of murder and pursued by an implacable police detective he runs – but is he running from the law or from himself?
Every paradise harbours a serpent.
If you have ever had a voracious appetite for reading, this book will take you to the next level.
When a college librarian discovers a new and deadly ability he cannot contain, he starts hunting. But the hunter becomes the hunted, and he has to take matters into his own hands. Be careful what you wish for.
I can’t go into a lot of detail in this eery tale because I don’t want to give away the plot. Let’s just say that this novella is sinister and intense with a incubus kind of feel. In a note of genius, the author does not reveal the protagonist’s name which I didn’t notice until halfway through. If you enjoy creepy, supernatural plotlines with a loose ending, give this book a try.
Thank you to Mr. Pollard for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectations of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
After more than forty years of paid employment, David Pollard retired to glorious Hereford and immersed himself in the theatrical activities of the county. He is currently Chair of the Hereford County Drama Festival.
David sees himself as a teller of tales – he is a playwright, author of short stories and novels. He has a preference for dark and dystopian material. He is also an actor and theatrical director. Among the many authors admired by David is Robert Louis Stevenson – for his website David adopted the appellation Tuistala – Samoan for ‘Teller of Tales’ which the Samoan people called RLS.
Several of David’s plays have been published by Lazybee Scripts – one of which ‘Aspects of a Betrayal’ was shortlisted for the Kenneth Branagh prize at the Windsor Fringe Festival.
David has two works published on KDP/Amazon:
‘His Cat and Other Strange Tales’ – a collection of macabre short stories
‘The Alienation of Ludovic Weiss’ – a psychological thriller
A third book ‘Mindworm ‘ is scheduled for publication in September 2020
When not writing, directing, or acting David runs a podcast platform for the streaming of radio plays and short story readings – Hand to Mouth Sound Theatre.
For relaxation, David reads voraciously with a liking for history and thriller fiction. He also enjoys country walks of the strolling variety.
Follow David on his website and Twitter.
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