We Are Monsters

We Are Monsters

by Brian Kirk



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ISBN-13: 9781619229808
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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We Are Monsters 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
TheBibliophilicBookBlog More than 1 year ago
WE ARE MONSTERS has a very unique group of characters and is very well-written. While the characters were interesting, I personally didn’t always know (or care) what was going on. The illegal experimentation bothered me a great deal, especially with how everyone (except Dr. Alpert) was seemingly okay with what Dr. Drexler was doing. There are some interesting concepts in WE ARE MONSTERS, but I got a bit lost in the differing viewpoints, realities, and characters. I can see a lot of readers enjoying WE ARE MONSTERS, but it just didn’t appeal much to me.
Cat_Cavendish More than 1 year ago
Brian Kirk scores a major debut hit with a gripping story that packs in more layers than a filo pastry – and is far more scary. The evil that inhabits Sugar Hill mental asylum takes us deep into the psyches of the main characters and the author has really done his research here. He never flinches from exploring the dark, intricate web of psychological complexities that lurk deep within the minds of his subjects. What is real? What is a figment of a schizophrenic’s tortured imagination? As each layer of this story is peeled back, we learn more and more about the characters and also that however scary monsters may be, the scariest of them all lurk deep within us. This book is an irresistible maze. You cannot stop exploring it until you emerge, exhausted but satisfied, and with enough going on in your own head to ensure that the story and its well-crafted characters remain with you for a long time. I found it a truly extraordinary read. Highly recommended.
eternalised More than 1 year ago
In We Are Monsters, psychologist Alex spent a great deal of time working on a cure for schizophrenia. The medicine seems to working, but only for a while, and then the patient gets worse. Alex is determined to make the formula a succes, though, even if that means going behind the back of Dr. Eli Alpert, the chief psychologist of the psychiatric hospital they both work in. When a new patient arrives, a violent criminal who killed several people because voices in his mind told him to, one of Alex’s co-workers persuades him to use the formula on this man, nicknamed The Apocalypse Killer, but then things start going wrong, and Alex finds out his formula might be a lot more dangerous than he ever thought possible. The book isn’t bad, and the concept is actually pretty original, about a formula going wrong. The setting of the mental asylum, Sugar Hill, works well too, and I enjoyed reading about how the doctors had to deal with a streak of madness too, and what that did to them. However, I didn’t enjoy the characters that much. They all seemed, with the exception of Eli, rather egotistical, and not the right people fit to take care of the mentally ill. Especially Alex only had his own concerns at heart. The first part of the book is a little slow-paced, but the pacing picked up in the middle when all hell brooke loss. The author did an admirable job with the descriptions of the characters and scenes. Some of the conversations dwindled on for too long now, and I couldn’t relate to most of the characters. Eli was the only one I could somewhat relate to, and even then, he seemed too honorable to be real, like he was a perfect male version of a Mary Sue whereas all the other characters had way too many flaws. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.