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Offline James Everington
22 Jul 2013, 07:40 PM | Post: #1

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James Everington - Falling Over

Very pleased to say my new collection, Falling Over, is out now from Infinity Plus. Here's the blurb:
Sometimes when you fall over you don't get up again. And sometimes, you get up to find everything has changed:

An ordinary man who sees his face in a tabloid newspaper. A soldier haunted by the images of those he has killed from afar. Two petty criminals on the run from a punishment more implacable than either of them can imagine. Doppelgängers both real and imaginary. A tranquil English village where those who don't fit in really aren't welcome, and a strange hotel where second chances are allowed... at a price. 

Ten stories of unease, fear and the weird from James Everington

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"Good writing gives off fumes, the sort that induce dark visions, and Everington's elegant, sophisticated prose is a potent brew. Imbibe at your own risk." - Robert Dunbar, author of The Pines and Martyrs & Monsters

"The horror angle in the stories is almost always a metaphor for other things - loneliness, fear, isolation, regret. The word "haunting" really does double duty here... Beautifully written, evocative, masterful...what shines through these stories is the author's love of language." Red Adept Reviews on The Other Room, 2011 Indie Awards Short Story category. 

"Everington is excellent at evoking a mounting sense of unease, turning to dread, that close, oppressive feeling when everything is still and ordinary, but the whole world is filled with the sense that something huge and terrible is just about to happen." Iain Rowan, author of One Of Us and Nowhere To Go.
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Offline James Everington
29 Jul 2013, 11:41 AM | Post: #2

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RE: James Everington - Falling Over

Some nice early reviews (all on the US site, unfortunately...)

"It's tempting to suggest the influences behind some of these tales, to say they may be 'Aickmanesque' or influenced by Kafka, Shirley Jackson and so on. However, having read James Everington's previous collection, The Other Room, what struck me most was that he has been busy developing his own style; it can be safely said that these are proudly James Everington stories, and all the better for it. Make no mistake, this is some of the very best strange fiction around. "

"A nice successor to the author's previous collection, THE OTHER ROOM. Everington is very good at a quiet sort of horror that offers not violence but glimpses of nightmare lurking behind the surface of the everyday. Highlights here are the title piece "Falling Over," "Public Interest Story," "The Man Dogs Hated," and "Drones.""
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Offline James Everington
09 Aug 2013, 09:10 AM | Post: #3

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RE: James Everington - Falling Over

Over on Lauren James's blog, she's written a very perceptive piece on the theme of Dopplegangers and Doubles in fiction, including references both to The Body Snatchers and the title story from Falling Over.

She's a very astute commenter on horror/weird fiction so I'm pretty pleased she's taken such an interest. Check out the rest of her site too.
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Offline James Everington
15 Aug 2013, 04:46 PM | Post: #4

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Lovely really of Falling Over on the Amazing Stories site, which I'm ultra-chuffed about...

"an excellent collection, well-crafted, imaginative and chilling"

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RE: James Everington - Falling Over

Congratulations, James, and good luck with the book.
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Offline James Everington
16 Aug 2013, 09:34 AM | Post: #6

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Thank you!
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Offline James Everington
21 Aug 2013, 07:36 AM | Post: #7

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Another amazing (to me!) review of Falling Over, this time on the Dark Musings site:
"It’s a special moment when you read a new author and immediately get the feeling that you’re onto something special and such was the case here. The stories in this collection are evidence of great talent at work, both emotionally and intellectually stimulating."


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Offline James Everington
08 Nov 2013, 12:57 PM | Post: #8

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New five star-review of Falling Over (on Amazon US):

"These stories are incredibly disconcerting, in the best possible sense. I couldn't be more excited about discovering this author and his wonderfully unsettling fiction."
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08 Nov 2013, 01:02 PM | Post: #9

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RE: James Everington - Falling Over

Congratulations, James. Those good reviews are mounting up for you.
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Offline James Everington
09 Jan 2014, 08:13 AM | Post: #10

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RE: James Everington - Falling Over

Some end of year love for Falling Over:

One of the short story picks of the year on Stranger Designs and an 'honourable mention' in Dark Musings review of the year.

Thanks to these guys, and everyone else who has supported me since Falling Over was released....
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