"To stop a demon, sometimes you must become a demon."
The apocalypse hits. A fierce disease twists civilians into fire-obsessed, flesh-consuming ferals. The threads of society fray, burn... A band of boys traverse an ever-darkening world to reach their lone hope of safety. As the battle for survival escalates, the bounds of the human psyche are bleakly tested.
Hollow Shotguns will blow your mind. With a close-range headshot.
The debut of British writer Khalid Patel, Hollow Shotguns is a bold and breathless ride that point-blank refuses to conform to convention. An experimental, controversial style of prose that subverts the rules of language entwines with atypical, slang-drenched dialogue. Throat-burning humour is set against harrowing, gut-wrenching moments.
Hollow Shotguns explores various themes, from desensitisation to violence and the lines of morality in warfare, to the simpler problems of growing up and the fragility of friendship.
Hollow Shotguns is subversive literature at its most uncompromising...
The unsanitised violence. The scalding social commentary. The raw challenge.
This is not a fucking beach read.