David Simpson is the bestselling author of the Post-Human series as well as the horror novel, The God Killers. He first became successful with the indie publication of Post-Human in December of 2011 and, since then, the series has been downloaded more than a quarter million times. He has a Master's degree in English Literature from the University of British Columbia and lives with his wife, Jennifer in West Vancouver, British Columbia. He is currently working on his first book with a publisher, as well as his graphic novel adaptation of Post-Human...and on cloning himself so he can get some help.
The God Killersby David Simpson, Miro Budi
In this edgy thriller, a creature pretending to be God tricks dying people with a heavenly white light - only to consume their souls forever. But Cipher, Han, Natalie, and Father Hurley know the truth - can they save humanity from its terrifying fate?
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Great Idea but Poorly Executed! Here's a book I never imagined reading and and growing weary with. It exhausted me to no end- because it was NON-STOP ACTION! The characters were constantly on the run, because who can escape the eyes of God? Okay, the book is about an evil entity who sits at the precipice of death and awaits you. It determines whether your edible enough to consume, thus destroying your soul or chucking you to the fiery keep, where phantoms of all sorts will torment you (Still destroying your soul but ensnaring you for an eternity of misery). This thing calls itself God. I really liked the concept; the idea was good, but it got boring after a while and I just finished to be finished with it. I wasn't thrilled but I didn't walk away with something cool either.! *For the full review: http://tinyurl.com/jnqr69l **eBook is from my personal library.
The God Killers is a departure for David Simpson, as it is far more "adult" than his debut novel, Post-Human, but it is even more engaging. This book will give you the creepy-crawlies as soon as you've finished the first chapter and is reminiscent of such sacrilegious fair as the graphic novels "Preacher" and "Constantine," although even more so. If you're Christian or religious, you'll feel the hair stand up on your arms as you read about God as a soul-sucking vampire bent on ingesting the human race, and if you're an atheist you'll be thrilled to read a book that is so metaphorically existential. As usual, Simpson's characters are rounded and the relationships they have with one another make you care about them. They are flawed, but also likable. Cipher and Han are drug-addicts, but when the reader learns of their pasts, they are drug addicts that seem to have a good excuse for their addiction. There is also a darkly comedic tone in much of the novel, which is probably why this book works so well. The villainous Ciaphas will probably be the favorite of most readers and in the scenes in which he appears, Simpson seems to be able to channel Oscar Wilde. He is extremely well-written and demonstrates a new dimension in the author's writing that will please fans of his earlier novels. Also as usual, this book moves at an extraordinarily fast pace. I have never seen a writer write books that move so quickly and prevent the reader from putting them down. You can't skip pages or chapters, there is no endless exposition or unnecessary descriptions; the book is a prime of example of Hemingway's driving philosophy: every word tells. Like his earlier books, there is a graphic novel feel to the concept, however unlike Post-Human, which had a bit of a "Superman" feel, this one is much darker and will satisfy a more cynical audience. Simpson is relatively new to the scene and his indie books, as far as I know, have yet to be discovered by large audiences, but after reading the first 3 of his works, I am sure he is going to be a huge success in the near future. It is only a matter of time before one of his novels is picked up by a major film studio. His work and concepts are far more original than the tired old plots that keep being rehashed by Hollywood. I'm looking forward to seeing the first "David Simpson" movie.