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Saturday, October 8, 2011

review: intoxication by Tim Kizer

There is poison in the fang of the serpent, in the mouth of the fly and in the sting of a scorpion; but the wicked man is saturated with it. - Chanakya

We don't usually pick up hitchhikers... but I'm-a gonna go with my instincts on this one.
- Dumb and Dumber

author Tim Kizer whips up three short stories that touch on man's darker side:
  • Intoxication - when Rick drinks the poisoned coffee intended for her, Leslie takes matters into her own hands and vows to find out who wants her dead
  • Hitchhiker - after leaving his victim lifeless in the woods, Ron hitches a ride on David's car and their trip together is one neither will forget
  • The Ride - Jesse wakes up to find the police at his door accusing him of a crime he does not remember committing
three things are explored here: man's taste for revenge, his cunning and blood lust.  Intoxication and The Ride were both good but among the stories, Hitchhiker stands out for its tense dialog, strong characterization and suspenseful development. i loved how scene after scene played out especially the surprise at the end. justice was served but in a twisted kind of way.
overall, i find this collection enjoyable enough and it was a quick read too.  

*Intoxication (As Darkness Falls) is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords. for more information about Tim Kizer and his work, please visit AuthorsDen.com and http://www.horror-suspense.com/

my personal rating is:
Intoxication contains material not suitable for younger readers 17 & under.

Disclosure of Material Connection: my copy

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