Regicide by Nicholas Royle


I picked up Regicide on a whim while out at a book store, having never heard of the author before, but more than willing to give him a chance. Both of the blurbs on the front cover were glowing: “Menacing and uncanny” and “immaculately sinister.” Which sounded exactly like what I was in the mood for.

Except both of those blurbs, on closer inspection, did not refer to this book, but rather a short story collection entitled Mortality. Okay, fine, that doesn’t mean that this book is necessarily bad, just that it probably isn’t as good as some of his other work. At least, that was my mentality when I began reading the book. Continue reading