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PDF ´ BOOK The Hobgoblin of Little Minds ð MARK MATTHEWS ð ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☆ The Hobgoblin of Little Minds Author Mark Matthews – Insolpro.co.uk Kori Persephone Driscoe suffered through her dad's mental illness All she wanted was for him to get better but instead he disappeared Kori treIng the mood swings of the mentally ill transforming patients into savage manic creatures who seek justice by the light of the full moon When the creatures hunt for prey only an escaped patient and her beloved child can help Kori survive But they better act fast because the creatures want blood Kori wants to save her dad and the whole hospital is about to be blown to pieces and bury Kori aliveA wickedly clever take on a well worn trope Th “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds”This famous uotation from philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson was speaking out against conformity and encouraging people to form their own ideas and opinions In Mark Matthews new novel ‘The Hobgoblin of Little Minds’ the uote is used often in the context of bipolar disorder and mental illness in a clever blending of the real life struggles of these conditions and the classic horror tropes of the werewolf mythKori hasn’t seen her father in over a decade Following a number of incidents and suicide attempts he was admitted to the Northville Psychiatric hospital and was never heard from again Kori often visits the now abandoned hospital hoping to find a trace of her lost father and learn what became of himWhat she finds instead are vicious malformed creatures living deep under the hospital grounds where secret experiments were performed turning people into savage bloodthirsty animals whose primal needs become uncontrollable when the moon is full Can Kori find and save her father or is he now beyond her helpLarger than life horror as a metaphor for real world issues is a fine balancing act Too subtle and the message gets lost; too on the nose and it becomes a distraction to the story It is rare to find a novel that avoids these pitfalls uite so deftly as Mark Matthews does here The book bounces between chapters told from the point of view of a handful of main characters many of which suffer from bipolar disorder These voices are understandably disjointed and the narration shifts wildly between franticly paced and sombrely downbeat and we the reader are not always necessarily fully aware of what is going on as we often catch up with a character whilst they are in the midst of mood swings or mania It makes for a difficult but fascinating read to be told a story largely from the perspective of somebody suffering from a mental illnessWe are firmly in literary horror territory and the prose is suitably captivating The author who is a behavioural health professional writes with an assured grasp of his subject matter and the whole book feels very authentic and consistent He also doesn’t shy away from the horror both physical and emotional It is a harrowing and downbeat read at times punctuated by moments of bloody violence but you can’t look away The characters are so engaging and their situation so unlike anything you find in a typical horror story that you can’t help but find yourself invested in the unpredictable narrative that unfolds ‘The Hobgoblin of Little Minds is a challenging yet ultimately immensely rewarding book As a new take on the werewolf story it is a fascinating read but as a deep dive into the realities of mental illness the book is an absolute triumphYou can read reviews of new and upcoming horror releases at

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E Hobgoblin of Little Minds explores lycanthropy through the lens of mental illness and shows Matthews at the height of his powers as a cartographer of the many shades of darkness that inhabit human minds This bleak Odyssean and impeccably well wrought fable proves what many of us have known for uite some time Mark Matthews is the reigning king of modern psychological horrorKEALAN PATRICK BURKE Bram Stoker Award winning author of Sour Can This was an incredibly uniue and thoughtful take on mental illness bipolar disorder in particular with a twist on the traditional werewolf lore Ironically I think the word werewolf was only used once? And then shut down really uickly which I thought was a nice additionThe descriptions of what it felt like to go through a manic episode were some of the most haunting and beautiful I’ve ever read Bipolar disorder has some very negative connotations attached to it however there is beauty in the heightened awareness that both Peter and Maya observe and later Lilith“She wanted to rip the walls down wanted to sing her song of rage and pain”“Atoms in her brain and all the fluids lubricating her spine started to ooze like hot lava”The characters were engaging and very fleshed out I wanted Kori to find peace with her dad I wanted Maya to find Lilith and be reunited I wanted Hades the dog to be ok And I suitably hated Zita It seemed she justified her cruelty and her Frankenstein complex with her pastI was drawn to the book by the amazing cover but I kept reading because of the descriptive prose that Mark Matthews wrote I felt like I was living a manic episode5 stars and will be buying a physical copy when it comes out

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The Hobgoblin of Little Minds Kori Persephone Driscoe suffered through her dad's mental illness All she wanted was for him to get better but instead he disappeared Kori trespasses into the abandoned Northville Psychiatric Hospital the last place her dad was treated seeking solace and traces of his memory What she finds instead is something no longer human living deep in the underground tunnelsDuring the last days of the hospital a rogue psychiatrist had been manipulat Reading for my January 2021 Horror Review column for Library Journal