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World of Hurt Nearly half his life ago Andrei spent 38 minutes as a corpse It's not a secret that he shares with many people Especially these last six years ever since the comforting lie of tunnels and white lights crumbled away to leave him with the memory of what he really found on the other side of death…not Hell but something worse a Heaven unlike anything he'd ever been taught to expect Now as Heaven seeks to reclaim him Andrei awakens to the hidden truths of this world and the next caught between two uneual sides waging a clandestine war for the soul of the world in which everything he's ever taken for granted about good and evil has just been turned upside down When death is no escape what do you do Andrei has a fierce need to know as the clock runs out on the most excruciating moral choice of his life I actually read Worlds of Hurt a collection that contained this story and three other thematically related ones Can't recommend it highly enough to be honest Incredibly raw dark and bleak stuff that's fantastically written and thought through This hardcover edition is copy 210 of 500 printed and is signed by Brian HodgeWorlds of Hurt collects the first four chapters of the Misbegotten mythos into a single volume“The Alchemy of the Throat” — A modern day castrato soprano becomes the latest in a line of indispensable companions to an ancient benefactor Bram Stoker Award finalist“The Dripping of Sundered Wineskins” — The immortal Sisters of the Trinity catapult an Irish stigmatic toward his destiny of being either a saint or a butcher World Fantasy Award finalist“When the Bough Doesn’t Break” — The testament of Saint Patrick the Fallen lures a pair of young seekers to rural Ireland where an agent of divine retribution waits to be unleashedWorld of Hurt — A short novelHighly recommended Review for Worlds of Hurt Contains 3 Misbegotten Mythos short stories and the novella World of HurtThe Alchemy of the ThroatThe Dripping of Sundered WineskinsWhen the Bough Doesn't BreakWorld of HurtThis is a dark dense read with some heavy concepts This one gets pretty deep And Hodge knows how to write deep without losing you in the process 4 stories that are completely different yet interconnected within the Misbegotten Mythos As the stories progressed so did the pace Alone these are uite good Together they are even better Hodge has indeed created a Mythos unlike any other Very well done Solid 4 Stars Highly Recommended There are few stories in the world that leave me exhausted mentally and physically This is one of them Brian Hodge's vision prose and characterization are matched by very few writers in the world today Every sentence is a story unto itself Every word carefully chosen and employed with deft skill Intellectual controversial and brilliant

  • Hardcover
  • 151 pages
  • World of Hurt
  • Brian Hodge
  • English
  • 14 February 2016
  • 9780976633976

About the Author: Brian Hodge

Brian Hodge called “a writer of spectacularly unflinching gifts” by Peter Straub is the award winning author of ten novels of horror and crimenoir He’s also written well over 100 short stories novelettes and novellas and four full length collections His first collection The Convulsion Factory was ranked by critic Stanley Wiater as among the 113 best books of modern horrorHe lives in Col

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