by Arthur Philip Haven
Xlibris Corporation Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781453560563
Date: 18 October 2010 List Price $29.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Book Description: Voices introduces the character of Malcolm Winters and the question arises of whether to hate this amoral homeless alcoholic con artist with ADD incarcerated for several violent murders and a vicious bout of cannibalism or see him as a deeper representation of what our society regards as a repressed modern times version of Bigger Thomas of Richard Wright's Native Son fame.
While Voices could be labeled as a psychological thriller, it can also fit into the category of satirical science fiction, or even speculative horror. Lined with witticisms, gallows humor, bitter sarcasm and gorrific concepts meant to startle the mind at how easy things could unfold almost like a 'how to' for a sociopath. Voices, is intended to take the mind on a journey which guarantees heading in several unexpected directions not attempted before.
When you first get into Malcolm's head, his thoughts are immediately invaded by the other elements that control him, namely the voices. The voices are cryptic, they have a purpose and are all driven by a mutual goal to save the world from a future yet to come, a future vision Malcolm refuses to face. But Malcolm has a dark entity among the voices, hidden deep within. He is haunted by the understanding that these voices can continually take literal control over his body and do whatever they need to in order to achieve their goals.
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