Saturday, April 21, 2012
HARRY WALL'S MAN by John Leahy (2011 Malange Books, LLC / 58 pp / eBook)
After famous architect Harry Wall dies of a drug overdose, his former wife contacts another architect, Ridley Case, to help her understand what was going through her ex-husband's head during his final days.
It turns out Harry's last creation--a 29-story building shaped like a man--is made of a most unusual steel, one that's known for moving on its own. Ridley, along with a website geek, manage to get a room in the building and try to help the current residents who are unknowingly fueling the building as it slowly begins to...come alive. But Ridley finds out too late the geek had other plans.
HARRY WALL'S MAN is an inventive dark fantasy, although it ends a bit too abruptly for my taste. I'll definitely be keeping my eye on Leahy.