The Ordinary

The Ordinary

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2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Finalist (winners announcement June 2016) __Christopher Ritchie shows he's a skilful writer, after his House of Pigs was also a finalist in the 2013 IndieFab Awards - "This is a grippingly surreal novel with an edgy narrative and visual touches reminiscent of Stephen King's The Shining." SURREY LIFE magazine. 'The ordinary' is an allegory-laden horror-satire in which Stanley, one of the ordinary, is so evil his touch alone freezes girls' minds with fear; caught up in porn, in their teens, he captures and keeps them as trophies. While, 'the ordinary' feed from humanity's rot intent on bringing about the next phase for the human race. Amid this dark descent humanity's fight for survival, as with retired policeman Rob, his son Jez and girlfriend Maria, seems doomed by its own dark, arrogant dehumanizing of women.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 314 pages
  • 203 x 700 x 133mm | 386g
  • Weybridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0993163971
  • 9780993163975

Table of contents

ChaptersOne - Cowboys and angels Two - Obliterations Three - Young love Four - The numbers game Five - The mighty fall Six - Love conquers all Seven - Question time Eight - Loose with the juice Nine - Strange encounters Ten - The flow of information Eleven - Births, deaths and marriages Twelve - Into the funhouse Thirteen - Comings and goings Fourteen - One last job Fifteen - Love bites Sixteen - Revelations Seventeen - Electric dreams Eighteen - Full circle Epilogue Other fantasy and horror novels
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Review quote

2015 INDIES BOOK AWARD, SILVER WINNER, HORROR DANTE magazine: Fusing horror, psychology and new age religion, this is a novel that repels as much as it fascinates... definitely not for the squeamish... a world where pornography is mainstream viewing, money is valued above self-respect while goodness hovers near the edge of extinction FLUX magazine: an allegory-laden satire, with impressive character development, twists, and a hefty dose of black comedy... Christopher Ritchie has marked himself out as a rising star in fiction DANTE magazine: Fusing horror, psychology and new age religion, this is a novel that repels as much as it fascinates... definitely not for the squeamish... a world where pornography is mainstream viewing, money is valued above self-respect while goodness hovers near the edge of extinction FLUX magazine: an allegory-laden satire, with impressive character development, twists, and a hefty dose of black comedy... Christopher Ritchie has marked himself out as a rising star in fiction FLUX magazine: "The ordinary is an allegory-laden satire, with impressive character development, twists, and a hefty dose of black comedy."
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About Christopher Ritchie

Christopher Ritchie is a journalist and musician based near London. His interests lie in the blurred space between science and spirituality.
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4 25% (3)
3 8% (1)
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