Could SEETHINGS be the most psychologically disturbing novel written in modern time? If its reviews are anything to go by, it’s well on it’s way to becoming so.
SEETHINGS is a relatively new release title, published through Kindle and Amazon in November 2014. It’s written by little-known Australian author Michael Forman. The book is promoted online through social media and his personal website. Yes, it’s a self-published title but don’t let that put you off, this book still packs a powerful punch!
Just when you think everything that can be written into fiction has been written, a unknown author comes along and shakes the literary world with something entirely new. This one challenges a reader’s emotion and personal beliefs by getting into their headspace and private sex lives. This author hits nerves and readers won’t sit still when they turn his pages. So I ask myself: Isn’t that what good story writing is all about?
It’s true. SEETHINGS is just that type of story. I wriggled, chewed nails, pencils and the heads off anyone who came close to me while reading the novel. It’s one nasty tale of well-written emotional torments culminating into an explosive and unexpected outcome. At times it’s cringe-worthy and highly disturbing. Light-stomached readers would do well to read King for relaxation. I found myself shouting at the characters trying to right their wrongs but realizing that nothing they did wasn’t anything more than what we all already do to each other in modern life. Forman has brought the worst of us out in a book and turned it into something quite extraordinary.
The book is 381 pages long and definitely well worth the read.
‘Forman’s writing style is artful, with the protagonist Mitchell’s warped thought processes masterfully exposed. The author has a powerful and vivid command of language and his word pictures are stark and disturbingly real.’ – Linda J Bettenay, author of ‘Secrets Mothers Keep’ and ‘Wishes For Starlight’