"Official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Crik" by Karl Beer" - onlinebookclub.org
Crik is easily one of the best novels I've read in recent memory.
I had to read but a few chapters of Crik to realize that I was holding something special; to simply say that Crik was good doesn't do the book any amount of justice. Mr. Beer has created a rich, complete world that is simultaneously beautiful and macabre, surreal yet eerily familiar. The story itself is masterfully told, and the author was able to make his adventure "come alive."
Crik is simply a master-work of fantasy fiction - Disney meets The Dark Tower - and you're not required to be a fan of orcs, ogres, and wizards to fall in love with this book. If you're looking for one heck of a good adventure, look no further; you've just found one.
From the Author
I work at Swansea University Research Department, where I amlucky enough to be part of so many exciting projects. Seeing all the good work in fields such asmedicine is very inspiring, and motivates me every day. Creativity is very important and I try tosurround myself with as much as possible.I live in Swanseawith my beautiful wife Helen. We both enjoy exercising, andwalks along the coast.
I love a good read,and have spent countless, hours, days, weeks...ok probably years of my lifeabsorbing as much as possible. By takingeverything I love from cherished authors such as Stephen King, Dean Koontz, TadWilliams, George RR Martin, Piers Anthony, amongst a multitude of others, mywriting tastes of all. Though the gravymay be a concoction of many, the meat and potato are my own. Fantasy is my greatest love, and the genre Ienjoy most to write. With all greatbooks, characters come first; I enjoy putting mine through hell, thinking ofways to make them grow, and for the reader to relate to them.
I love to hear from new people, and to share ideas. You can find me on Twitter (@Karlbeer2) orcontact me through this website: illyarden.weebly.com/