A writer of Thrillers, Horror and Poetry. Likes to be dark in subject matter, and also dark in the hidden humour in his works.
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Mitchel By Darren Barker - Book Review Darren Barker is a British author currently living in Suffolk, England. I bought "Mitchel" while in Europe and schlepped it with many other literary treasures back to US. I finished reading this book a few days ago and decided to write a short review. The book is written in a form of a journal. The main protagonist, Mitchel Gause, a provincial barber bored to death in his small, unspectacular life, sets out on a very special journey that begins with an "accidental" killing of a person. Being endowed with memory of an elephant, he decides to right the wrongs done to himself and others. Killing becomes his hobby, and even passion of his life. His emotions are dark and deep, sexual almost. His killings eventually turn into an addiction that he is well aware of. As time passes by, he devises more and more cruel ways to torture his victims. At this point, you may need a stronger coffee or double Scotch to go with the reading. The book gets darker and you will not be surprised that Mitchel derives ever grater pleasure as his victims suffer unimaginable horrors before their death. Interestingly, his provincial life goes on as if nothing horrible ever happened. The murders remain unsolved and Mitchel feels no remorse. Be warned, the book is not for the fainthearted. If you like the genre, you will definitely enjoy this book.