Monday, May 06, 2013
Accident Man by Shane Griffin
Accident Man, Shane Griffin. self-published: 2012. previously published: 2002. e-book: short story. 16 pps.
Shane Griffin has written a slew of short stories, all within the realm of soft sci-fi/fantasy. Accident Man is the one I shall review, but know that if you are taken with one Griffin short, you will be taken with the rest.
The third person narrator of Accident Man is all-knowing. The voice contributes to the tale's darkness. In the first pages, we are introduced to Mr. Smith, a singularly unremarkable man except for a singularly remarkable implant. It is through this implant that Mr. Smith makes a living. The reader journeys with Mr. Smith through a typical mundane workday to a twisted and fun ending.
sapphoq reviews says: Accident Man, like all of Shane Griffin's writing, excels in atmosphere. Every word contributes to the short in a masterful way. Highly recommended.