Always exciting when Brian talks of new books in the works. This one had the added elements of a collaboration with his daughter and it was very hush, hush. Safe to say as soon as pre-order was available I was on it like a car bonnet!
Blurb November 1981. Jeff Durram is out of work and down on his luck. His marriage has fallen apart and he’s living in the poor area of Perlow. Jeff’s luck is about to change when he is offered a job of the future and he soon finds himself in a packed workplace where money, presents and cheesy music are an everyday occurrence. Has Jeff found the perfect job and the tools to put his life back together again? He thinks he has, until they meet the manager, the mysterious ‘K’ who won’t tolerate a slacker.Those who fall behind must play the deadly game of K and an ordinary day at the office soon turns into a fight for survival and a quest for ultimate power. Slackers is the new horror thriller from Brian O’Gorman and Keira O’Gorman. Two O’Gormans, twice the fear…
My Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ His best work yet!
I’ve read a few books by this author now and enjoyed them all. This one though will be hard to beat.
Slow burning, gradual build up to core, key events were more apparent in this novel. Unlike some authors in the genre O’Gorman doesn’t go overboard. There aren’t pages and pages of over explanation and going round the houses that leave you exhausted. He gets to the point quickly.
Key to a great horror in my opinion is knowing what you are in for but on the same hand being led to a certain level of comfort before the inevitable gore fest comes and still shocks and unsettles you.
Any collaboration can be a big risk but this one has paid off, massively. They bounce off each other creatively very well. The character of “K” has been portrayed brilliantly. I actually pictured elements of the Saw films when reading his parts of the story. I enjoyed every page.
For me this is a master class in horror writing. The imagination and collective coming together of the two authors is second to none. Long may they continue.