Retrato do autor

Micah Dean Hicks

Autor(a) de Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones

2+ Works 135 Membros 8 Críticas

Obras por Micah Dean Hicks

Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones (2019) 125 exemplares, 8 críticas
Electricity and Other Dreams (2013) 10 exemplares

Associated Works

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 178 exemplares, 6 críticas
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 110 (July 2019) (2019) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Nightmare Magazine, February 2019 (2019) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares, 1 crítica


Conhecimento Comum




This book was interesting. It was the 2nd book I read when I requested random books from The Last Bookshop during covid last year. It's deemed as horror but I'm kind of glad it wasn't, at least to me.

I have a lot of questions - like why were all of the ghosts so angry and weird? Are there any ghosts who are happy or do those ghost just not become ghosts?

I liked the story - totally bizarre for me - but it wasn't boring.

My rating is probably a little low. It was such a change in style for me to read that I just went with an I liked It - which I did.… (mais)
ankhamun | 7 outras críticas | Nov 2, 2023 |
This started out really good but quickly declined. I liked the idea of ghosts inhabiting all the residents but I think it would have been better to portray the idea of them having a type of symbiotic relationship rather then the ghosts just being a straight up misery to the residents. My other issue is that the story line is not very clear, we just meander around with no clear direction as to where it is going. The description of a dying town was spot on and reminded me of a lot Castle Rock.
awesomejen2 | 7 outras críticas | Jun 21, 2022 |
It is really fitting that this is my last read of 2020. It is a story about a failing town, whose main industry is a pork packing plant. The town is full of literal ghosts that attach themselves to the towns people. Most of the times the ghosts bring destruction and despair (although there were a few instances where the ghosts had a seemingly benign influence). When a teenage boy's ghosts enables him to create people out of pigs, the new pig-men threaten to take the all the factory jobs away. Being faced with the loss of their livelihood brings out the worst in people. The book was very bleak. All of the characters and their ghosts lived depressing oppressive lives. The town was full of violence and death and there was little hope of escape. Any bit of hope that a character would have a happy outcome was usually squashed along with that character. At another time, with another frame of mind, I may have appreciated what the author seemed to be saying about dying towns in the rust belt and how they and their residents are haunted by the past - but after the year we have all had I definitely wanted something less bleak.… (mais)
Cora-R | 7 outras críticas | Jan 14, 2021 |
A spooky, at times brutal, and quite unusual read, with themes of coping with change, living with grief and starting afresh. Swine Hill is a heavily haunted town and not just its buildings and physical spaces but also its people. Every one in town hosts a ghost inside them that compels them to do strange things, gives them unusual powers, and keeps them from leaving this broken town. Amidst it all are a brother and sister who try to navigate this unpredictable and sinister place - especially now as the pig people have arrived, fear is gripping the town, and as society spirals out of control events are escalating.… (mais)
DevilStateDan | 7 outras críticas | Feb 11, 2020 |



You May Also Like

Associated Authors


Also by
½ 3.5

Tabelas & Gráficos