A pot-pourri of edgy stories; some severely unrelated to others as if they were written at lengthy intervals and boxed together to make up a novel-length book. However, if you like original tales, you can’t go wrong with Dancing in Valhalla by this promising South African author. He has really exciting prose and a good twisted line of thought that makes for easy reading.
They are indeed of all-sorts. Magic, murder, music, the Johannesburg’s Hillbrow of the ‘80s, and a little head-shrink thrown in.
I can’t help but feel that John West is headed for great heights. He’d better because I’d hate to eat my words. I’d prefer a full-length novel, though, preferably pure crime fiction, and I see his list might include some-such. Keep up the good work. Thank you, John, for the file.