King of Rats

King of Rats

by Gregory Carrico

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BN ID: 2940016421872
Publisher: Gramico
Publication date: 06/20/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Gregory Carrico is an best selling horror and science fiction writer. He loves writing bad guys that readers will care about, even as they despise them. When not creating new worlds and plotting their destruction, Gregory watches British telly with his wife and three dogs, blathers about rescue dogs and puppy mills, and politely urges slower drivers to move out of the passing lane.
Gregory writes for Live the Story, his book review blog, and for Addictive Reads, his author collective’s grog (group blog). His first book, Apocalypstick, was awarded a prestigious IndiePendant award for quality by the nonprofit group of the same name, and Children of the Plague earned him a finalist and 3rd runner up position in the Horror Fans Aslylum’s Author of the Year award. But the awards he most cherishes are questions and comments from his readers. He reads them all and makes time to respond to most, so flip down to the Social Stalkers page and connect on your favorite social media network.

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King of Rats 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anna_ErishkigalAE More than 1 year ago
Orwellian 'tail' of the dark side of human nature... I love me a well-crafted bad guy, especially when a story helps you relate to a scumbag and then, in the end, when they get their comeuppance, you actually feel a little sorry for them. This is a quick, cathartic read, recommended for anybody who is having a bad day because of some scheming real-life 'rat' and could use an evil little pick-me-up with a Ha-hah!!! at the end. King of the Rats is a short story which, in the styles of Franz Kafka and George Orwell, uses animals as a metaphor for the human condition. It successfully blends the animalistic social traits of rats, which are social creatures always vying for dominance over their pack, with the social traits of humans, both as pack animals and as individuals. Mentally substitute your humans of choice for the characters in this story (politicians? people you know? those social-grubbing 'momistas' in the PTA?) and forever more you will picture them with little gnashing teeth and graspy little claws 3:-) A well-crafted tail [*snort ... get it ... tail*] with a surprise twist at the ending, you will be mad, glad, and sad to see how this story ends.