- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3770 KB
- Print Length: 264 pages
- Publisher: GB Publishing.org (20 June 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00YAOGF92
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 2 customer ratings
The ordinary Kindle Edition
2015 INDIES BOOK AWARD, SILVER WINNER, HORROR
DANTE magazine: Fusing horror, psychology and new age religion, this is a novel that repels as much as it fascinates… definitely not for the squeamish... a world where pornography is mainstream viewing, money is valued above self-respect while goodness hovers near the edge of extinction
--This text refers to the paperback edition.
FLUX magazine: an allegory-laden satire, with impressive character development, twists, and a hefty dose of black comedy... Christopher Ritchie has marked himself out as a rising star in fiction
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Christopher’s first book, House of Pigs, is fast paced and, well, just plain weird – whilst being thoroughly absorbing and extremely well written. Weird in a good way and in a way that is more ‘connected’ than the weirdness encountered in The ordinary (note lower case ‘o’). The style of writing is similar in both books but the story unwinds in a more convoluted way in The ordinary and, as the character and body count far exceeds that found in HoP, the number of mental hat pegs required to hang information on provides a challenge that may dissuade the uninitiated reader from continuing.
Reading the (I can hardly believe I’m saying this...) ‘more accessible’ HoP first will acquaint the reader with Christopher’s abyssmic depth of bizarre thought processes and will therefore build a level of trust that ensures endurance – and it’s fun spotting back references. The ordinary is well worth reading and finishing: you need to know what happens to... the door is open for a third book.