Below, I have my book review for the short story Getting Better, by Tyr Kieran. This is a great tale of horror that is the perfect pre-bedtime read for horror lovers. Oh yeah, baby!
Shaun is institutionalized. Traumatic events have led to his stay at Agronaville Mental Health Center, where he battles his inner demons. Witness his first group therapy session. Experience his struggle against the violent visions that threaten to consume him.
In this layered short story of horror fiction, you’ll be drawn into a psychological journey that you won’t soon forget. This tale is a gritty, emotional ride and for $0.99, I promise it’s well worth the price of admission!
What others are saying about "Getting Better":
“I didn’t expect to like this so much! The writing is flawless and the story, disturbing and intelligent”
– Rebecca Hamilton, Author of Bestselling Occult Novel THE FOREVER GIRL.
“‘Getting Better’ is a dark, gritty read that takes an interesting look at mental illness from the patient's perspective. The descriptions are smooth and detailed, and Kieran pulled me into the world of his narrative with a subtle yet powerful voice.”
– S.M. Boyce, Author of the successful dark fantasy book The Grimoire: Lichgates.
“Tyr Kieran’s Getting Better is as well-written as it is diabolical.”
— Tessa Dawn, Author of the Dark Fantasy Vampire Series: Blood Curse.
“Tyr Kieran possesses a writer’s most important gifts: the ability to seduce words into bringing his unique visions to life; the imagination to conjure those visions in the first place; and the ability to bring his readers kicking and screaming along for the ride.”
– B.E. Scully, author of the critically-acclaimed gothic horror novel Verland: The Transformation
“Wow! Holy mind f**k. Intellectually & psychologically stimulating.”
— Gina Kincade, Author & Owner at Naughty Nights Press
“A very disturbing look into psychosis. Kieran walks a very fine line between reality and fantasy in his short story "Getting Better." Beware of what you think you know as you tread the halls of insanity!”
— Alex Scully- Firbog Publishing
“★★★★★ This is a short story with a wallop! There's nothing better than a tale that sneaks up on you, toys with what you think you know, then smacks you down and reminds you that the writer is in control---"Getting Better" is just that kind of story and author Tyr Kieran is that kind of writer. This story grabs you, teases you, then when you least expect it, bares its teeth! Love a great horror short, love this story!”
— R.S. Guthrie, Author of Black Beast: A Clan of MacAulay Novel
"Tyr constructs characters with such astute degrees of insanity, perversion, and malevolence that one has to genuinely question whether he is penning his stories from a padded room somewhere."
— Dark Willy, curator of Dark Willy’s Phantasmic Circus
Getting Better -Shock Therapy For your Horror Fixation Needs,
June 11, 2012
This review is from: Getting Better (Kindle Edition)
Tyr Kieran has come up with one brilliantly bold shocker! Taking place in a mental institution, Getting Better can't get any better than it is. Even though the resolution of the tale is rather gory, it is shockingly symbolic of the unstable balance between patient and doctor in the inexact science that is Mental Therapy. I don't want to spoil the plot, so I will close by saying we have a new master of the craft among us. His name is Tyr Kieran.
Read this book!
Read this book!