March 11, 2017

"This entry to Shan's adult collection carries the same flavour many of his other novels do: A dark world with dark characters, dark actions, dark questions and even darker answers that really don't answer anything. Intrigue and mystery abound, and the world's similar yet vastly different nature to our own will definitely unnerve the hell out of you."

Matthew...

March 11, 2017

"I was warned ahead of time: Go in with an open mind. But as a frequent reader of bizarre fiction and an avid viewer of gore-heavy films, I didn’t think much of the warning. After all, what could possibly be considered “shocking” anymore, after all the places horror has taken us over the years? I tumbled down the rabbit hole, as skeptical of the warning as a...

March 11, 2017

"Dash’s surreal tale has its share of unsettling moments; two of the most disturbing entail Riplan learning what type of currency the city dwellers use and the origin of their preferred drink. There’s also an abundance of intriguing peculiarities, from beasts that run amok when the moon turns crimson to men who do a nightly task when everyone’s asleep."

I was...

March 11, 2017

"An Other Place is a deliciously quirky novel that is surreal and powerful in equal measure. In the pages of the book Dash has crafted a meticulously detailed alternate reality complete with its own folklore and societal eccentricities. Another standout feature of the story is how well the author amalgamates genres, mixing together sci-fi and horror with fan...

March 11, 2017

"I can say, hands down, that An Other Place was the most weird, confusing, weird, thought-provoking, weird, interesting and weird thing I’ve ever read. Yes, I could see the influence of Kafka in the ideas, and there were also moments a little reminiscent of other sources (strangely including H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, in my opinion) but it was still entir...

March 11, 2017

"This story had me hooked from the get go and I was constantly wondering what was going to happen next, what the city had in store for our protagonist next and how much weirder things were going to get. This had the feel of The Twilight Zone with hints of Fringe and 28 Days Later but yet an entity entirely of it's own. It had action, intrigue, excitement, a...

December 11, 2016

I've been posting links to reviews by critics on this blog, but I often like to check out what other, more general readers think about books and films, which is why I place so much faith in sites like Goodreads and IMDB. An Other Place has picked up several reader reviews over on Goodreads to date, including comments such as the following:

"This was utterly b...

December 11, 2016

"I won’t be recommending this book to my mother, as An Other Place is far from a crowd pleaser. I was advised by the author before I began that this may not be my cup of tea. And that would be okay. But by golly, this book really did blow my mind. It stretched my imagination in weird new ways, made me think, sent me soaring and then crashing back down to ear...

December 11, 2016

Q: "An Other Place is somewhat of a different book for you. How do you feel, sending this new story on into the world? Nervous? Excited?"

A: "Very nervous! I genuinely had no idea what the response to this one would be. It covers so much ground, and is so different to anything else out there, that I was afraid that readers would give up on it halfway through...

December 11, 2016

"An Other Place is a brilliant twisted trip down Alice’s rabbit hole for adults. A trip like none other I’ve experienced! Weird and wonderful, it has cemented Darren for me as an accomplished writer for both adults and younger people."

If Carlsberg wrote reviews for my books, they'd probably write a review with quotes just like that one! But this actually cam...

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