House of Pigs

House of Pigs

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2013 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist __"This brain-twister of a novel, by horror author Christopher Ritchie, has won plenty of acclaim and deservedly so as he takes the reader on a frightening, disturbing journey that tests the imagination, pushing it beyond the limits of 'normal'. When officer Joe Gullidge is sent on a routine police call, the situation rapidly descends into a sequence of horrifically unsettling events that eat into the very depths of his soul. As 'Gully' is dragged into a reluctant search for the truth, his conscious mind struggles to separate reality from the suggestion of a parallel world. Is Gully's journey a metaphor for the deeper reality of an inescapable past - or is the explanation more straightforward than it initially appears? House of Pigs doesn't fall into the 'easy read' category given the complexity of its ideas and multiple layers of interpretation - but these are strengths not weaknesses. This is a grippingly surreal novel with an edgy narrative and visual touches reminiscent of Stephen King's The Shining."SURREY LIFE magazine (UK) Sep 2015 (p.1
09), Juliette Foster__ More REVIEWS__"House of Pigs will horrify you with some really gritty and gory events...I love the imagery and the pace": Rebbie Reviews__"Needs to be read to even begin to grasp Ritchie's vision...His alternate worlds may throw you for an entertaining loop": Vitina Molgaard, Horror Novel Reviews
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Product details

  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 10mm | 221g
  • Weybridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 095729705X
  • 9780957297050
  • 2,681,152

Table of contents

One - The call; Two - Welcome; Three - Time to die; Four - Echoes and shadows; Five - The waiting room; Six - Crossing the line; Seven - Feeling the burn; Eight - Home comforts; Nine - Jack in a box; Ten - Old friends; Eleven - Summer in the country; Twelve - Fight and flight; Thirteen - Home truths; Fourteen - The hunt; Fifteen - Friends reunited; Sixteen - Travellers; Seventeen - The House of Pigs
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Review quote

"This is a grippingly surreal novel with an edgy narrative and visual touches reminiscent of Stephen King's The Shining": SURREY LIFE magazine (UK) Sep 2015 (p. 109), Juliette Foster__ "House of Pigs will horrify you with some really gritty and gory events... I love the imagery and the pace": Rebbie Reviews__"Needs to be read to even begin to grasp Ritchie's vision...His alternate worlds may throw you for an entertaining loop": Vitina Molgaard, Horror Novel Reviews
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About Christopher Ritchie

Christopher Ritchie is a writer, journalist and musician based near London. He is married, with two young children, and works as an editor and designer. In his spare time, he records and releases music as 'i have a box' on Bubblectro Recordings, a netlabel he co-runs. He is also part of an experimental band, Aural Lab. With a particular interest in the grey areas between science and spirituality, Christopher plans to continue writing novels which skirt the horror and thriller genres.
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Rating details

7 ratings
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Our customer reviews

A compelling and unsettling exploration into the nature of evil, and a thought-provoking examination of how it can take root and manifest itself in the minds and actions of seemingly normal people. The increasingly unnerving storyline wrongfoots you as it draws you deeper down into its contrasting worlds of normality and nightmare, where, like its protagonists, you're never sure what or who to trust anymore. An impressive debut novel.show more
by Matt Lord
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