The Untimely Deaths of Daryl Handy by Patrick Rutigliano

The Untimely Deaths of Daryl Handy
by Patrick Rutigliano

Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the book.

Driven by madness and hatred, a self-loathing doppelganger has shown up to take out Daryl Handy. Because, of all the Daryl Handys, he’s the anomaly, privy to the other versions of him whispering – sometimes shouting – in his head.

I like the hardcore nature of this short. The twisting plot was confusing at first, making me feel as if I was going mad myself; however, the moment I figured out what the heck was going on, I was hooked.

I admit that I found it difficult to cheer for Daryl, but I warmed up to him when I saw his affection toward Gabe, the child who lives next door, something the other Daryl Handy doesn’t seem to share - nor do Gabe's parents.

As a fan of horror, this was a fun, quick read!

The Bookie Monster's Rating:

Daryl Handy has never been lucky. Cursed with an awkward appearance and unmarketable skills, his life is a constant struggle. However, an assassin bearing a grudge—and Daryl's face—is about to prove he could have done far worse. Driven by a hatred that spans dimensions, only Daryl's death will satisfy his double, and not even other worlds offer any place to hide.

Patrick Rutigliano grew up on a steady diet of comic books and horror movies. Making his first sale to Permuted Press in 2007, he has since placed short stories with several publications in addition to his first collection, "Black Corners of a Blood-Red Room."

During his off time, Patrick can usually be found attempting to reproduce foreign cuisine, sacrificing cardboard to his cats, and having spirited debates with his wife over the failings of Disney villains.

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Length: 108 Pages
Published by: Patrick Rutigliano
Publication Date: November 17, 2013

Where to Buy:
Barnes &  Noble