I’ve had a few days to read the recently released “Things Grak Hates” by Peter J. Story, and boy has it been a long week! I’ve found it all but impossible to work, as my nose has been buried in the pages of an excellent book.
For those who missed my Tuesday post, here’s what this book is all about:
Grak hates things. Lots of things. And with a peculiar intensity too.
Grak’s contempt is so strong, in fact, that it often leaves his fellow tribesmen bewildered. And when attempting to describe his personality, they find themselves in need of words with greater nuance. “Neurotic” is typically used. “Sociopath” and “narcissist” are also common terms. The most popular descriptor, however, is “pathological.”
Grak, on the other hand, sees his situation in a rather different light. He finds his behavior “necessary” and “selfless,” or even “benevolent” when his mood is just so. Most often, though, he simply attributes his nature to “being human.”
But of all the things Grak despises, his antipathy for olives takes precedence. In his efforts to be rid of this nuisance, he gets his first taste of power and ignites a series of events with troubling consequences. Unwilling to give up his newfound influence, he sets about honing his only true talent: manipulation. But as his grip tightens, Grak’s naively selfish exterior crumbles to reveal a dark and malicious evil …
This is more than just a dark comedy, but it’s a pretty awesome satire that mixes power, religion, politics, and human nature into one dry, humorous story. Definitely worth the read!
You can find out more about it at Peter’s website: http://peterjstory.com/things-grak-hates-launches-today/
Or just go straight to Amazon and get it for yourself: http://www.amazon.com/Things-Grak-Hates-Peter-Story-ebook/dp/B00N5HSAUM/