Feather and Bone
by Lazio Strangolov (Author)
Matt Whyman has had his patience tested – after being tracked down by an elusive and paranoid friend, Lazlo Strangolov, from an underground bunker in Romania. And what’s worse: Whyman agreed, under duress, to help get the recluse’s book, Feather and Bone: Ghost Writing from the Underground, published… Strangolov’s story follows Kamil who lives with his dog Solace and his heartbroken mother in a small village. All is not well in their neck of the woods. The Squawk Box chicken factory has closed, Kamil’s father has disappeared and there is something very strange going on between Cosmina Barbescu, the larger than life local gossip and Mister Petri. Kamil suspects foul (or is that fowl?) play and he convinces Flori to help him find out what it is. The story isn’t for those with a weak constitution, or with a fondness for rabbits, but what it might be missing in plot compulsion, it more than makes up for in gruesomosity. Feather and Bone is darkly comic from beginning to end and riddled with creepy scenes and chilly nights in the wood – great for horror hunters. And for those of a Sudoku/Cross-wordy nature, see if you can figure out Lazlo’s coded message and figure out the date for the end of the world. I couldn’t!