As the Current story comes to an end (a review)
Submitted by inkster on Thu, 05/24/2012 - 03:04
When the opportunity to listen to Underwood & Flinch by Mike Bennett was presented I found myself debating whether I could stomach yet another story of the undead. Between CM’s The Vampire Diaries television series and a slew of recent books and movies, I feared that my taste for vampires was waning. Fortunately, Bennett’s tale has left be hungry for more. The story is full of underlying themes, well beyond the dark, toe-curling horror parts of the novel. The main theme is that of the life of a minority, much in the way Bram Stoker’s Dracula focuses on women as a minority. Aside from that, Bennett also talks of history, crime, psychology and morality. He uses his characters as vessels to portray what might even be human existence. Mike Bennett is definitely a powerful writer. He has managed to intricately weave together a story that touches your emotions, without ever actually letting it on. You listen to the podcast, entranced by the plot and the horror, and when you finally put your iPod down and think back, you realize it was much more than just that!