Book Of The Day – As I Die Lying

by Greg on June 8, 2011

Today’s Book Of The Day is another great one from Scott Nicholson. As I Die Lying has an outstanding 4.6 star rating and costs only $2.99!

What a fascinating book. This one lingers on with you long after you put it to the side. Absolutely awesome! – Sonja P. – Amazon Reviewer



As I Die Lying
by Scott Nicholson
Rating: 4.6 Stars
Category: Thriller
Price: $2.99

 

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Richard’s life is a horror story. And it’s all the fault of that evil, soul-hopping spirit that took over his head. Or maybe the other four people in there.

Richard Coldiron journeys through a troubled childhood, where he meets his invisible friend, his other invisible friend…and then some who aren’t so friendly.

There’s Mister Milktoast, the protective punster; Little Hitler, who leers from the shadows; Loverboy, the lusty bastard; and Bookworm, who is thoughtful, introspective, and determined to solve the riddle of Richard’s disintegration into either madness or genius, and of course only makes things worse. They reside in the various rooms of his skull, a place known as the Bone House. And the people outside his head aren’t so comforting, either–little Sally, his hapless mother, his cruel dad, and a misfit teen named Virginia who also hears voices.

Richard keeps his cool despite the voices in his head, but he’s about to get a new tenant: the Insider, a malevolent soul-hopping spirit that may or may not be born from Richard’s nightmares and demands a co-writing credit and a little bit of foot-kissing dark worship.

Now Richard doesn’t know which voice to trust. The book’s been rejected 117 times. The people he loves keep turning up dead. And here comes the woman of his dreams.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

The book is a literary treasure, creepy and cruel, witty, sarcastic, full of dark humor and with an undercurrent of sadness, but, most of all, enormously entertaining with great dialogue. It is a fascinating study of human psychology, of the conflicting voices and emotions in all of us, the darkness that lurks in the back of our minds and, if left unrecognized, threatens to overpower what’s good in us. And last, but most importantly, it is a story of redemption and love. I heard rumors that Sigmund Freud turned around in his grave, pounding the coffin walls with his fists (or what was left of them), condemning the book. The real reason, however, was he was extremely upset that he didn’t write it himself.

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This book is unlike any other Nicholson book that I’ve read, and I’ve about read them all. In fact, it’s not quite like any other book I’ve read. Richard Coldiron is a normal guy–if you consider normal as having multiple individuals living in your head. Nicholson does a great job of capturing the feeling of what Coldiron is going through, living with multiple individuals vying for control of one body.

This was a great read, and if you consider Nicholson as a “horror” writer, you need to give this one a try. Nicholson showcases his tremendous versatility in this book, and it lacks none of his trademark rich prose.

*******

Like the other reviewers, I still am not quite sure what to make of this book–except you NEED to find out for yourself. Crazy, wild, beautiful, twisted, funny, sad, pretty much everything it means to be human. With a demonic force thrown in for good measure. You’ll never be the same if you dare to enter this book.

Get As I Die Lying here: As I Die Lying

About The Author


I live in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and much of my fiction is based on mountain legends, local haunted places, and strange events. I was inspired by my grandmother’s storytelling, and have always written as long as I can remember. I also love art and music, and I’ve had the usual assortment of odd jobs: carpenter, dishwasher, sports card dealer, painter, radio announcer, journalist, and freelance editor.

My novels include the Kindle bestsellers Disintegration, The Red Church, Speed Dating with the Dead, and The Skull Ring, as well as eight other novels, including the urban fantasy Cursed! with J.R. Rain and the paranormal romance series October Girls. I’ve also created the comics Grave Conditions and DIRT and have written six screenplays, several of which are available on Kindle.

My web site www.hauntedcomputer.com has writing advice, fiction excerpts, art and samples from my comic books, my movie work, and numerous essays. I love to hear from people about my work, even if you don’t like it! My writing is a journey of faith and exploration, and I am always willing to tackle the big questions with an open mind and willing spirit. I believe we all have the opportunity to make this world a more beautiful, powerful, and peaceful place by embracing the mysteries and power of our hearts. I hope you’ll join me on the journey.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Scott Nicholson and ENT appreciate it.

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