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Six Dead Spots By Gregor Xane Six Dead Spots Frank makes a startling discovery in the shower He finds six strange circles of skin gone completely numb three neatly spaced down the center of his chest and abdomen and three down his spine His doc
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  • Author: Gregor Xane
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  • Six Dead Spots By Gregor Xane Frank makes a startling discovery in the shower He finds six strange circles of skin gone completely numb three neatly spaced down the center of his chest and abdomen, and three down his spine His doctor takes sadistic pleasure in carving out bits of Frank s flesh and a perverse childlike glee flipping through hundreds of pictures of his interior But when the testsFrank makes a startling discovery in the shower He finds six strange circles of skin gone completely numb three neatly spaced down the center of his chest and abdomen, and three down his spine His doctor takes sadistic pleasure in carving out bits of Frank s flesh and a perverse childlike glee flipping through hundreds of pictures of his interior But when the tests come back, he s unable to make a diagnosis and refers Frank to a psychiatrist Under guided hypnosis, Frank uncovers clues in a repressed dream, but his sessions on the couch are soon cut short when he loses his job and his health insurance Now Frank is forced to solve the mystery of his six dead spots on his own Armed with nicotine patches, pornography, sleeping pills, and a stack of books on lucid dreaming, Frank delves into a world of nightmares to do battle with the monsters lurking inside his head.
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      I prefer science fiction, fantasy, and horror without the spaceships, dragons, and zombies Add your e mail address to my New Release Mailing List I ll send you a short story.

    368 thoughts on “Six Dead Spots”

    1. There is a place between waking and dreaming Gregor Xane s Six Dead Spots stops there When the door opens, he invites you to take a tentative step down, into this enthralling story An exercise in lucid dreaming Being aware of the dream, able to see it clearly, didn t allow him to make sense of any of its strangeness It only made the bizarre vivid, the twisted deeply felt.The story, like a dream, moves in jerky film like fragments It s a story about Frank Frank is working Frank is dreaming Fran [...]


    2. Six Dead Spots is the second work I ve read by Gregor Zane, the first being the excellent short story It Came from Hell and Smashed the Angels featured in the anthology TWO The 2nd Annual Stupefying Stories Horror Special.Six Dead Spots is a class act from start to finish, with impeccable formatting, stellar pacing, top tier writing chops and nary a typo in sight The story hooked me from the get go, and keep me engaged until the very end Although a short novel, the length was just right for the [...]


    3. I m not sure WTF was going on here, but I am sure that I liked it.This was a dark novella served up with a dark sense of humor At times I wasn t sure if the protagonist, Frank, was dreaming or awake With sometimes surreal, sometimes a bit too real,and always disturbing imagery this story sucked me right in It was as if I could not tear my eyes away I guess I should be happy that my face even has eyes If you want to know what I mean by that, I guess you ll have to read this story Recommended for [...]


    4. Fast moving, vivid and chilling scenes and yes a horrific dream sequence I really wish I hadn t read before bed, this first novel by Xane is a great addition to the genre There s plenty here for horror veterans and initiates alike and an ending that will have you re reading the last few pages again and again.


    5. A bit of a disclaimer here Gregor and I are friends here on GR, not like we re bffs or anything but we do have similar tastes Ok, enough of that.What a strange, cool, disturbing and entertaining book The story switches, primarily, between the POV of two brothers Kinda like Wally and the Beav on acid Frank wakes up one day to discover five he figures out later it is six numb circular spots on his torso, three in front, two on the back While Frank tries to figure out just what the hell is going on [...]


    6. I don t even know where to begin with this one Gregor, you write crazy SO well.I really like Frank, but then he s my kinda character I like the ones that are a little um off the beaten path After finding these dead spots on his body, having to deal with Dr Peel who is AWESOME , being sent off to a psychiatrist and then losing his job, things seem to just be terrible for poor Frank, but he insists on handling everything on his own, especially figuring out the repressed dreams And those dreams or [...]


    7. I don t even know where to begin with this one Gregor, you write crazy SO well.I really like Frank, but then he s my kinda character I like the ones that are a little um off the beaten path After finding these dead spots on his body, having to deal with Dr Peel who is AWESOME , being sent off to a psychiatrist and then losing his job, things seem to just be terrible for poor Frank, but he insists on handling everything on his own, especially figuring out the repressed dreams And those dreams or [...]


    8. Anyone who follows this author s blog will know he is an educated and articulate individual likely too, they will also be aware of his somewhat left of field off the wall outside the box Bizzaro hell, just take your bloody pick approach to things Understand me, Gregor Xane is a uniquely interesting writer This is crystal to anyone who follows the reviews he posts on line Therefore, I had little doubt that Six Dead Spots would entertain me I also had little doubt that it would mess with my head I [...]


    9. Six Dead Spots is a short novel that isn t short on shocks As the story and its hero descend to ever darker places with every flick of the page, you ll never be exactly sure whether protagonist Frank is awake or dreaming an effect I m sure Mr Xane intended, and one that comes across with great effect.Frank s story begins with the odd discovery of six dead spots on his body three across his trunk, perfectly mirrored by an equally spaced trio running down his back When no one is equipped to explai [...]


    10. This was a fast paced read with an interesting storyline and fantastic, horrific imagery There was one scene with a young girl that was absolutely chilling This was a fun book to read and I thought the ending was great.


    11. Six Dead Spots was a nightmare ride through a surreal landscape with equal parts creepy horror mystery and darkly humorous satire I enjoyed it immensly and recommend it.


    12. Six Dead Spots is one of the longer works I ve read by Gregor Xane, but it retains the dark, often sardonic humor that I ve come to expect from this author We begin with our main character, Frank, who discovers one morning six spots of dead skin on his body three down the center of his chest, and three corresponding spots on his back When doctors and therapists bring him no closer to discovering the cause, Frank goes out on his own Battling nightmares that seem linked to his new dilemma, Frank h [...]


    13. Disturbingly funny, or hilariously disturbing, Xane s wonderful Six Dead Spots chronicles the protagonist s floundering descent into madness when Frank discovers first five, then six spots on his body where there s no feeling Frank finds out that the dead spots have something to do with a recurrent dream that grows ever difficult to grasp Using self medication Frank tries to penetrate the dreams to solve his problems, but as his health deteriorates his friends and family are trying to help him [...]


    14. I received an ARC copy of Xane s Six Dead Spots, and I was certainly glad I did What a unique novella, and a thrilling ride through horrific dream sequences and the morbidly devilish downfall of a seriously disturbed fellow almost humorous that kind of uncomfortable laughter one feels when another falls in some silly clumsy way but doesn t yet know if he she is hurt.Xane s work will keep you guessing what s real and what isn t, who s responsible and who s a victim, what s sad unwarranted cruelty [...]


    15. Read this sentence Now look away from this book Stop Look all around you really take it all in before going on to the next sentence We really mean itNow that you have looked away, re read the five sentences above Are they the same sentences you read just a second ago If the answer is yes, you are awake If the answer is no, you re dreaming This book fascinated me and kept me guessing I am very happy to have taken this journey with Frank, the protagonist in the book After discovering his six dead [...]


    16. I enjoyed this novella, which follows Frank, who descends into an increasing surreal life following the discovery of six dead spots on his body.The characters in the book were well written, but mainly focused on Frank and his brother Steve The dream sequences get and involved for Frank as the book progresses, and I wasn t sure whether it was a dream or really happening I liked how Frank s life rapidly goes downhill, and the way he can t seem to process things normally His obsession with his ni [...]


    17. Vanilla Sky meets Eraserhead, directed by Tool guitarist Adam JonesI liked this book And I didn t It s really as simple and as hard as that.Let s get what I didn t like out of the way Xane s writing is a bit repetitious One paragraph in particular used wall so many times I thought I d turn into one Then you have these two sentences back to back Filthy fingertips hung from the bottom of frayed coat sleeves His nails were long and dirty The image one gets after reading the first line is junk punch [...]


    18. I m not even sure how to describe how I feel about this book The main character, Frank, notices some dead spots on his body, has some medical tests done to see what they are, and begins his seesaw between dreams and reality.There was certainly the element of horror, but the way the dreams, physical and psychological decline were presented was the thing that had me anxiously turning pages Frank s dream progressions and supposed dream manipulation left me feeling as if I needed to hit the reset bu [...]


    19. Frank is having a bad run lately Frank has dead spots Counted 5, wait6 Doctors aren t any help at least ones called Banana Even of lesser help are doctor s assistants named Carl or psychiatrists named Vo.So Frank does what any of us would do, by drowning his sorrows in prescription pills, french fries, alcohol, nicotine patches and pornos Sounds like college to me His dreams are plagued with baby doll arm strap ons and crazy orgies Now Frank must try and master his dreams only to figure out the [...]


    20. I m a sucker for sleep deprived, dreaming and crazy people Novels.Gregor gives us Frank a man who wakes up with six spots on his body A reacuring dream that he thinks has the answers His family is worried with his bizarre behavior and the way he is living.The last 60% is very interesting leaves you glued to the conclusion Gregor has created a dream of deranged man I mean seriously who lets a full magazine from a gun on a helpless golf cart.A creepy gray baby doll arm is watching you from the cra [...]


    21. We meet Frank in the first sentence of the book, and establish right away that he has numb, dead spots of no feeling at five different places on his body With this fact established, it becomes difficult to trust anything that happens after, as Frank seems to drift from event to event His doctor and psychotherapist act in ways that are almost completely unbelievable, but still stays just within the bounds of reality, which is really the first hint that something is not right.As the story continue [...]



    22. Without doubt, this is the most bizarre thing I ve ever read, and I mean that in the best way possible.Six Dead Spots begins with the discovery of you guessed it several dead patches of skin Worried about the implications, Frank seeks help from a caricature of the medical system His self serving doctors are exaggerated, yet recognizable The psychiatrist who adds the compulsion to buy his book at the end of a session of hypnosis, for example These are things the cynics among us suspect, even as w [...]


    23. 3.5Have you ever seen Twin Peaks If you have and you loved its craziness and the lack of explanation for most of the events, you might like this story too You can tell by theliked it rating that I liked Twin Peaks.I first tried a two and a half chapter sample and it stops in such an annoying place, that I had to get the rest of it to see what the dead spots are Frank finds them on his body and he doesn t feel anything there His doctor is hilariously creepy Then Frank starts having this recurring [...]


    24. Lucid Dreaming is the ability to consciously observe, and or control your dreams It transforms your inner dreams into a living reality, where everything you see, hear, feel, taste and smell is as authentic as life.Altered State a state of mind that differs from the normal state of consciousness, typically induced by drugs, hypnosis or mental illness.Premonition a strong feeling that something is about to happen, especially something unpleasant.I have started this review by giving you 3 definitio [...]


    25. Compelling and disturbing Don t read this at bed time Horror at its best creeps in through the door of the ordinary, and Six Dead Spots delivers it this way Frank, a graphic designer, has a mildly abnormal experience, a symptom, the sort of thing that the reader can easily identify with The author crafts the entry to a nightmare from events and characters many of us find unnerving encounters with the health care system, the flawed providers we are limited to by our plans, medical testing and unc [...]


    26. Six Dead Spots by Gregor Xane Frank makes a startling discovery in the shower He finds six strange circles of skin gone completely numb three neatly spaced down the center of his chest and abdomen, and three down his spine His doctor takes sadistic pleasure in carving out bits of Frank s flesh and a perverse childlike glee flipping through hundreds of pictures of his interior But when the tests come back, he s unable to make a diagnosis and refers Frank to a psychiatrist Under guided hypnosis, [...]


    27. There were many things I enjoyed about Six Dead Spots It had some problems for me, but overall I thought the concept was pretty novel and I liked the disturbing quality of the book I am a big fan of disturbing books I read this book in one sitting It was very short That isn t necessarily a bad thing, although I did feel like some areas of the book might have been fleshed out I liked the ending and it was not what I expected, which I liked However, given all the things that go on in terms of the [...]


    28. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review and I was glad to do it The author has created a creepy chiller in SIX DEAD SPOTS, a story of a man who discovers something troubling in the shower Six areas of numbness on his body.Frank is a fairly average joe He s self employed and barely making ends meet His brother is the one with a well paid career in pharmaceuticals, complete with the the house and family He looks after his brother half brother, my apologies and helps him out [...]


    29. I really enjoyed this book Gregor did an excellent job writing He leads the dear reader down a dark, creepy path often to a place the reader does not want to go And he does it with style While the subject matter may be of fantasy, the scenes were realistic and enjoyable The fantasy was fantasy An excellent read I m looking forward to works from him.


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