Book Review: I Am the New God by Nicole Cushing

20742687Title: I Am the New God

Author: Nicole Cushing

Genre: Dark Fiction, Horror

Age Group: Adult (18+)

Rating: 3 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Only a few in the world know the real truth about what happened more than two decades ago. While religions continue to covet their chosen deities, the gods we once worshipped were destroyed in the fall of 1989.

In their place, a troubled teenager named Greg Bryce assumed control–and he’s been presiding over and judging humanity ever since.

This is the tale of what happened before the world as we knew it came to an end, how Greg was driven by truth and lies, divinity and insanity, punishment and mercy, resurrection and murder, to assume his rightful place as The New God.

I Am the New God is an intriguing story about a troubled teenager named Greg Bryce, who believes, after some mysterious letters, that he is a new god. Greg Bryce was already pretty troubled before the letters started, but they push him over the edge. He’s more than willing to believe this new reality, and to interpret everything that happens in light of this. He mutilates his roommate, claiming the boy needs new eyes, to see Greg as the God he is. For his eyes have been given to him by the previous God, the false God…

He starts a journey to the hierophant, the man who sent him the letters, descending more and more into madness. Bryce is an interesting character, who obviously suffers from psychopathic tendencies, and who has trouble relating to anyone. He’s all too eager to believe the illusion he is the new God, even going beyond reasonable lengths to prove he is. The hierophant suffers from an equally challenged personality, and his own series of mental troubles.

The writing was excellent, and allowed a glimpse into the mind of psychopath Greg Bryce. His thoughts, reasons, and actions seemed very logical – at least for a mind as messed up as his. He rationalized all his wrong-doings.

The story is dark, twisted, and just the way I like it. This shows how dangerous and terrifying the human mind can be, and how it is equally horrifying as any supernatural threat could ever be.

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