Expected publication: January 12th 2021
A 5 star read
I usually start my reviews with a summary, but I’m going to dive straight into my review of “The Gulp” instead. I really don’t want to spoil anything.
“The Gulp” is the story of a small town in Australia invented by author Alan Baxter. The book contains five stories about the “charming” place, and they all go hand in hand. Baxter did an excellent job setting the tone with the first story for the collection, and plunges us into further madness and plain weirdness with each subsequent story. Just like the protagonist in the first story, we are new arrivals to Gulpepper and know nothing about it. When we slowly get to meet the other people calling it their home, we are given an insight into how off this place really is. Yet, nothing prepared me for the final story, which is so out there it followed me into my dreams last night!
I have never read anything by Baxter, but he is an amazing story teller and I crave more of The Gulp. All of it’s odd freaky inhabitants, the violence, the mystery, just all of it.
Thanks to the author for the review copy!