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Random Man by Layden Robinson

Cover image of Random Man by Layden Robinson. Reviewed by On My Kindle Book Reviews.

Source: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Genre: Fiction, Horror, Short Stories
Format: eBook
Publication Date: March 27, 2015


Random Man is a collection of seven short stories that are a combination of dark fantasy, erotica, and horror. Each story delves into the dark places of the human mind to take readers on a twisted, philosophical journey.


I am going to preface this review by saying that I do not normally review erotica. I thought that only a few of the stories would not have erotica elements in them, and I was wrong. There are elements of erotica in every story.

I realize now that I need to be aware of what is being submitted to me for review, even if it has been written by an author who I have worked with before. I am owning my mistake, and will take measures to prevent misunderstandings in the future.

Random Man rivals the short stories written by Stephen King in terms of revealing the twisted and dark aspects of human nature. With a maniacal and seemingly drug induced eloquence, Robinson questions his readers' sense of morality as he leads them through warped scenarios with morally aberrant characters. In some stories, the endings are unclear; it is as if Robinson is encouraging readers to embrace their disturbed imaginations to determine an ending.

Given the graphic violence and erotica in this collection of stories, I am including a trigger warning.

If you are interested in alternative and experimental fiction, Random Man is a great choice. However, if you are an average reader looking for a good horror book, you might want to think twice before reading this.

About Layden Robinson

Layden Robinson's profile picture on Random Man reviewed by On My Kindle Book Reviews.
"Photo Courtesy of Layden Robinson's
author page on Amazon.

Layden Robinson is a performer of Alternative, Blue Eyed Soul Music influenced by some of the Modern and Past greats such as Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Joe Cocker, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Prince, Kings Of Leon, The Black Crowes and TOOL.

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