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May 20, 2010

Rimfire by Michael Davis


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Title:  Rimfire
Author:  Michael Davis 
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Publisher: Champagne Books
Genre: Horror/Suspense/Science Fiction
Length: 21 pgs.
Pagan & Pagan Elements: no/no
Reviewed by: Karmyn Klein



About The Book: Dr. Jonathan Emery searches for an answer to his wife's unexplained death, but what he finds rocks the foundations of what we accept as the human condition. Then he makes a costly mistake by sharing the truth with the wrong people.

The Review: Author Michael Davis has a twisted mind, and I mean that in the best possible way. In this short science fiction horror story, he explores rim fire, the phenomenon where a burst of red flashes on the rim of your peripheral vision when you quickly turn your head.

Once believed to be a glimpse of the devil, rim fire is now explained by medical science as the result of exposure to bright light. But Dr. Emery suspects differently and is determined to prove his theory.

The author does a good job of manipulating details and making the reader stick with the characters on this journey into the unknown. He continues to present new questions and build tension. Talented at creating beautiful / horrific visuals, Davis’ world sucked me in from the first sentence and didn’t release me until the last word in this tightly constructed story.

In fact, if I have one criticism, it is that I wish this story was longer, more robust. Thankfully, I have his short story, Essence, to read next. I recommend this story to lovers of horror. A fast, intriguing read.

Pagan Elements:  None

Cover (Rated 1-10): 9-vibrant and interesting.

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2 comments:

Angelica Hart and Zi said...

Sounds like a winner! Twisted mind, huh? Now, we have to read the book.

Big Mike said...

Like to know a secret? This story came to me one day as I was carefully walking down a steep hill on my farm. My feet went out from under me, I rolled down and got whacked in the head by a tree. When I saw RIMFIRE around the edge of vision and stared up at the sky, the story came to me. Ain't that a hoot?

Michael Davis (Davisstories.com)
Author of the year (2008 and 2009)

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