GodBomb! by Kit Power
Sinister Horror Press (September 2015)
190 pages, e-book $3.99, paperback $11.99
Reviewed by Frank Michaels Errington
I’ve been lucky enough to be reading Kit for a couple of years now. Admittedly, I have not always given him the most positive of reviews, but he’s always been gracious and has continued to work diligently on his craft. I have to say his perseverance has paid off.
I think I’ve just read the best book I’m likely to read in 2015. Godbomb! is that good. No, not just good. It’s great. Kit has written a story that takes the reader into the heart of the kind of story we see every day on the news. The kind of story that leaves us shaking our heads at how crazy this world we live in has become.
The story takes place in North Devon, England. 1995. A born-again revival meeting in a public building. The usual mix of the faithful, the curious, and the desperate. And one other – an atheist suicide bomber. He’s angry. He wants answers. And if God doesn’t come and talk to him personally, he’s going to kill everyone in the building.
I found Godbomb! to be a totally engrossing read from the very first word. The more I read, the more I thought to myself how I’d love to see this on the stage. In a way, this book even reads a bit like a play with several key players playing major roles. Aside from the suicide bomber and his accomplice, there’s a disabled woman; an alcoholic; a dirty old man; a sax player; a sixteen-year-old girl; and a woman ready to give birth any day. Each one of these characters plays a major role.
This can easily be a career defining book for Kit Power. It’s a book I think everyone should read, just so you can say you were among the first.
Godbomb! is available now in both paperback and e-book from the Sinister Horror Company. If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, you’re in luck as you can read this one at no additional charge. Also, if you have Amazon Prime you can read it for FREE as your monthly selection in the Kindle Owners Lending Library.
If you only ever read one book I recommend, make Godbomb! the one.
(Kit Power lives in the UK and writes fiction that lurks at the boundaries of the horror, fantasy, and thriller genres, trying to bum a smoke or hitch a ride from the unwary. In his secret alter ego of Kit Gonzo, he also performs as front man (and occasionally blogs) for death cult and popular beat combo The Disciples Of Gonzo.)