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An artist finds success beneath his flesh. A critic of a two-hundred-year-old text is confronted by its author. An unnamed woman, buried to her neck in books, tries to escape the literary canon. In a writers' workshop, truths are told but no words spoken.

Connecting these macabre tales is Michael, an aspiring writer. In a tower block in London where some find success, but m
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Paperback, 44 pages
Published May 2nd 2019 by Black Pear Press
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Jun 30, 2019 rated it liked it
**Full review HERE at Sci-Fi & Scary. Thanks to the author for providing a copy for review consideration.**

The theme running through these stories is the cannibalistic nature of art, and how it demands so much from its creator. From the opening story of a man quite literally putting himself into his work, to the final, longer, title story following an author’s struggle to come up with a fresh story in a prison-like writer’s “retreat,” each one shows how consumed an artist can become by their eff
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Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An incredible read. Scary, unsettling, and stylistically groundbreaking, The Writer's Block is one of those collections that stays with you (hauntingly and unnervingly, perhaps) long after the final page has been turned. ...more
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Brilliant book! Very interesting read theme followed throughout the book well and kept me wanting to read on
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Michael is a writer of literary and experimental horror fiction, living in London. His works interrogate nature, creative practice, cultural anxieties and the queer experience. His lead inspirations are Angela Carter, Algernon Blackwood and George Orwell, and he will go the grave arguing that Animal Farm is the best book ever written.

Michael is currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing at R
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