Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for We Are Monsters by Brian Kirk! Thank you to Random Things Tours for my spot on the tour. Check out my review and let me know what you think in the comments.
WE ARE MONSTERS
Publication date: Jan 2020
Nominated for a Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a First Novel.
A stark and frightening novel. Horror fans should definitely seek this one
out. – Booklist
When atroubled psychiatrist loses funding to perform clinical trials on an experimental cure for schizophrenia, he begins testing it on his asylum’s criminally insane, triggering aseries of side effects that opens the mind of his hospital’s most dangerous patient, setting his inner demons free.
We Are Monsters is an ambitious debut novel from author Brian Kirk. With issues of mental health, psychiatric treatments, and pharmaceutical trials, it is clear the author did extensive research to create this novel.
The ideas presented in this novel are terrifying. As someone who is a bit fascinated with psychology, this book is right up my alley. Admittedly, there are parts that are hard to read and sometimes it was a lot to digest…but it’s a horror novel, and I’m not complaining that it made me uncomfortable.
There are a lot of characters, but Brian Kirk does really well giving them all backstories and making them real.
Overall, I enjoyed We Are Monsters. It’s clearly a horror story, and Brian Kirk isn’t afraid to go places other people would be too afraid to go. Recommended for horror fans!
Brian Kirk is an author of dark thrillers and psychological suspense. His debut novel, We Are Monsters, was released in July2015and was nominated fora Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a First Novel.
His short fiction has been published in many notable magazines and anthologies. Most recently, Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories and Behold! Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders, where his work appears alongside multiple New York Times bestselling authors, and received an honorable mention in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year compilation.
During the day, Brian works as afreelance marketing and creative consultant.
His experience working on large, integrated advertising campaigns for international companies has helped him build an effective author platform, and makes him astrong marketing ally for his publishing partners. In
addition, Brian has an eye for emerging mediatrends and an ability to integrate storytelling into new technologies and platforms.
FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launching in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
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