Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Review: Granjy’s Eyes (Modern Tales of Horror) by Matt McAvoy

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug, and alcohol use, and/or violence.

Title: Granjy's Eyes
Published: Nov. 7, 2016
Pages: 164
Format ebook
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Meet Ollie. Well-educated and spoilt - a rich kid, fun-loving party-goer and brutal sociopath.
Ruthlessly arrogant Ollie takes what he wants, when he wants it. But Ollie's going to learn, the hard way, that for every action there's a consequence, and for every bounty a price.
Because living with Granjy isn't the bed of roses he thought it was going to be; the blind old lady sees everything - sees him - and most of all sees the monster he is becoming, in a way that nobody else can. And that strange and terrible perception that surely only she has frightens Ollie more than he'll ever admit.
It was she that spoilt him rotten-to-the-core, and now his payment is due. Her sightless eyes and her creepy, knowing smile will compel him to tear apart his own dark soul.
Granjy will teach him new meaning of the word 'remorse'.


When I started the book I didn’t think it would go the way it would. At first I was going okay where is this going to go. Then as I continued I saw the route it was going and I was like oh wow, didn’t think it was going like that.

There is talk of rape within the book just so the reader can beware. We are in first person with Ollie who is a sociopath and is spoiled by his grandmother. It is given to us pretty early on in the story that something is up with Ollie and of course it just gets worse.

The one person who has taken care of him, knows of his dark deeds and he will pay a price unlike no other. I have to say I really enjoyed the ending and how it came about. I mean we all know karma is a —–, and Ollie will get paid back for what he has done.

The author did a decent job with descriptions especially when it came to the bathroom scene and the head! It had me going oh wow. I will be reading more from this author in the future to see what other stories he has for us!-Autumn

Matt McAvoy

Matt McAvoy was born in Hertfordshire in 1974. As a child he attended the Torquay Grammar School for Boys and started writing fiction at an early age.
He has studied screen-writing and production, psychology, social policy and criminology, and has written several short stories, novels and screenplays, including “Kill the Witch!” and the critically acclaimed “Granjy’s Eyes”.

Matt lives in London with his wife Katherine.