10 December 2016

Book Review: Nightlife: Selected Cuts from Dark Albion, #2 by David Brian

5 out of 5 stars!

Genre: Horror

Synopsis: Jason Briggs' night may be about to go from bad to worse. An earlier break-up with his girlfriend was followed by an argument that ended in violence. Now, he finds himself alone among the hustle and bustle of Saturday night clubbers... And then he meets the girl.
Jason is attracted by the pretty stranger, but it quickly becomes apparent she is troubled and seeking assistance. Jason offers to help, though his motives are less than chivalrous.
However, there are other forces in play this night; other eyes watching, waiting, stalking...
Jason's life is about to get even tougher.

Nightlife: Selected Cuts from Dark Albion, #2 is a seven-thousand word short story, originally published in the Dark Albion collection.

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My Review: I found this to be a highly entertaining short story. David takes us in the mind and actions of a repulsive character, Jason, who is completely immoral and selfish. And we get our hearts heavy when he takes advantage (polite way to call what he does) of a ‘mysterious’ young woman, whose mind/ability to think seems to be damaged.

On the other side, we get to see things from the POV of Boss and his lab crew, and then we begin unveiling their relation to the mysterious girl. She was a bio-weapon of some sorts and Jason, who took advantage of her as much as the scientists/government did, became contaminated and died in a horrific, disgusting way, bring epic poetic justice to the plot.

I liked David Brian’s protest with and by the end of the story and I second his message.
Recommended for Horror fans for those who are non-conformed with our so-called ‘authorities.’

Side notes:
1. If you are a woman, there’s a chance the story may be disturbing for you, due to the lead’s actions. But he gets what he deserves!

2. To think about this story and the protest it represents… It’s REALLY disturbing the thought that there are governments doing a lot of unethical things and using people on obscure experiments may even be part of a sad reality. It has happened in the past, there’s no guarantee that it is not happening somewhere in the globe. And it’s not only about experiments… anything, really. That’s the real horror happening out there.

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