By Jordan Gerdes
It is rare that you come across a book that is so perfectly written, not dragging or rushing, but savoring each moment. Siphon is just that book. Dr. Gary Phillips lives a monotonous life, an aimless doctor with hollow passions, taking care of his abusive and aging grandfather. On the verge of settling into nothingness, something is awakened inside him, something both exciting and wholly terrifying.
Medina writes, in his debut novella, in such a descriptive and visceral way. This book is not afraid to go where few tread, and it never even hesitates. It is gorgeously written and acutely haunting. I received the book from my mailbox at 8:10 last night and finished it at 10:15 that same evening, and never wanted it to end. It’s not a long read, but it it a worthwhile read, one that will sit with you long after it is shut, gnawing at your thoughts and prowling the dark corners of your mind. What possesses Gary in turn infects the reader, leaving you insatiably hungry for more. Bloody, and bold, this is highly recommended.
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You can pick up Siphon on Amazon here
and check out A.A. Medina’s writing at Aphotic Realm
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