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Apocrypha Sequence: Insanity

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Apocrypha Sequence: Insanity explores the human mind as it is pushed to breaking point. What if every man you'd ever met was named Ian? What if the stress of an unrelenting routine intruded while you were stopped at an intersection? Insanity is a darkness that can envelop you before you're even aware of it. Sometimes, it begins with an itch, sometimes, a mysterious invitat ...more
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Published January 19th 2011
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Sean the Bookonaut
Apocrypha Sequence: Insanity by Shane Jiraiya Cummings is the second book that I have read in Shane’s Apocrypha Sequence series. As Shane mentions in the foreword to each, some of these stories are found in other works.

The idea of producing the Apocrypha series was to collect works thematically. The works in Insanity are an ‘exploration of the human mind as it is pushed to breaking point.’



The Tales

Ian - The tale of a young women, brought up in an isolated and strict home in the wilds of Tasmani
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Cameron
Mar 30, 2012 Cameron rated it really liked it
A wonderful collection of shorts by an author I admire, this is the last book I read in the Apocrypha Sequence.

These were pretty simple stories, but the author is back to writing the wonderfully colorful and rich characters I knew from earlier books in the sequence. The plots were really very simple, pretty much the opposite of "Inferno", which brought the focus much tighter around the characters themselves and therefore allowed them to really develop into interesting, tragic and heroic people.

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Katharine is a judge for the Aurealis Awards. This review is the personal opinion of Katharine herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team.

To be safe, I won't be recording my review here until after the AA are over.
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Shane Jiraiya Cummings has been acknowledged as "one of Australia’s leading voices in dark fantasy". Shane is the author of the forthcoming Yokai Wars series (Circle of Tears, Clockwork Legion, and Blight of the Underworld) and the dark fiction books The Abandonment of Grace and Everything After, Shards, the Apocrypha Sequence (Deviance, Divinity, Insanity, and Inferno), and the Ravenous Gods cycl ...more
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