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Real Monsters

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
'From the scorched desert to the marital bedroom, Real Monsters is a memorable and moving portrait of the futility of 21st century conflict.' --Benjamin Myers, author of Pig Iron and Beastings

We are surrounded by monsters. The lines are now so blurred, no one knows who the real enemy is anymore.

Reeling from the terrorist attack that killed her father, Lorna lurches through an inebriated adolescence until she finds redemption in a young soldier called Danny. However, her dream of a stable life is shattered when Danny is called to serve in war overseas.

Danny is lost in the desert. Most of his unit is dead - victims, it would seem, of a brutal ambush. With their equipment destroyed and food running out, the small band of men stumble through the sand and shadows, desperate to find salvation. As their hope fades, they begin to turn on each other, until finally it becomes clear that only the truly monstrous will survive.

Brown creates a compelling and gripping experience alternating between the soldier and home narrative. Cleverly employing letters and unique voices we are drawn completely into the raw desert while being left with a thought-provoking and graphic view of modern warfare.

What Reviewers and Readers Say:

'Beautifully written, smart and punchy'. Sam Mills, author of The Quiddity of Will Self

'A memorable and moving portrait of the futility of 21st century conflict'. Benjamin Myers, author of Pig Iron and Beastings

Genre: Literary Fiction

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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Real Monsters
Author(s): Liam Brown
ISBN: 1-78719-868-5 / 978-1-78719-868-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Legend Press
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March 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Real Monsters
Author(s): Liam Brown
ISBN: 1-910394-56-4 / 978-1-910394-56-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Legend Press
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September 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Real Monsters
Author(s): Liam Brown
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March 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Real Monsters
Author(s): Liam Brown
Publisher: Legend Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU