Top 9 Must-Read For This Spring: DE MODE OF LITERATURE

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN DE MODE OF LITERATURE (VOLUME V, ISSUE XXV) | Article Published on: 16th May 2022 | www.demodemagazine.com



1. 'JUSTICE & JUDGEMENT' - BY AUTHOR FREDERICK WILLIAMS

The riveting modern horror anthology is unsettling yet unpardonable. Stylistic horror is full of shocks and surprises. Frederick Williams has mastered the art of sardonic writing and palpable storytelling with stories such as No One Gets Away, Master A Being, The Last Nation, Masters of Self Saviors, The Last Day For All, and many more. A diverse collection of literary thought-provoking and disturbing short stories. The author begins his stories with “fairly mundane” details and when you’re least expecting it, hits you with a hammer right on the head. Stories that will scare and take your soul.


'Two Sentence Horror Stories' is another book written by Author Frederick Williams. Unbelievable, terrific, pure horror blood bathing and cold bodies are a few of many words you will be driving into from Frederick Williams’ Two Sentence Horror Stories. It’s a tale of forty different two-sentence horror stories that is more than enough to keep you scared awake at night. These tales will start gripping your soul one by one as you keep reading. And before it ends, it'll take your soul and never let go.


'Tales From The Rapers' is the 3rd book written by Author Frederick Williams. Tales From The Rapers explores and details the theme of abuse, racism, crime, and dystopia in a pure horror setting. The Author’s modern and embellished prose trails the reader through an eerie sinister world of insanity. Increasingly shocking and gut-wrenching Gothic, absurd storytelling and short story writing at its finest.


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THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR FREDERICK WILLIAMS

As long as horror exists, I exist and no one gets away.” This is the common theme that echoes throughout all of Frederick Williams’ tales of horror, science fiction, fantasy, justice and judgement. It is clear that Frederick Williams is not of this world. For over 20 years Frederick served as a student learning the laws and principles of creation, nature, the universe and mathematical thinking and all of his stories are rooted in that knowledge.

What makes Frederick Williams’ Horror Stories unique is that he applies laws and principles of knowledge in his horror stories. His stories are written to make the reader think of horror mathematically. Horror is to have purpose, intelligence, justice and karma. The common premise of horror, present and past, is based on emotions. Frederick removes the emotions and replaces them with natural fear. That alone takes the fright level into uncharted territory. Horror is simple, direct, yet naturally poetic. This is what is missing in this genre. We have seen the same vicious cycle of the same stories told differently. It is clear that Frederick is carving a lane of his own.


He was born in South Carolina, raised in Capitol Heights, Maryland and lived in Kansas City with his four children and former wife. He also lived in New Jersey for a couple of years and now lives in Arkansas with his current wife Cherleena and son Elijah. Frederick’s current plans are to have a writing consulting business teaching how to tap into your individual creative imagination in a natural and mathematical way.


Read Author FREDERICK WILLIAMS's interview with DE MODE & about his upcoming books in the JAN-FEB-MAR 2022 GLOBAL ISSUE (LITERATURE). Download/Order the full issue here.


2. 'NAFIS AND THE COLOURFUL HALLWAYS' - BY AUTHOR ALESSANDRO NICCOLI

From pandemic to normality In this book by Author Alessandro Niccoli, read about the great revolution of a 13-year old boy, Nafis. Skinny has green eyes and his hair is dishevelled. He lives in a big city in Southern Europe. It’s the 21st century at the beginning of a worldwide pandemic and the fourth technological revolution that marks a point of no return. Poor lifestyles and senseless consumption of goods misunderstood as happiness, pollution and destruction cause Nafis to have a serious existential crisis. In this context, the boy experiences the rebellion of nature, which is the true protagonist of the book, in a whirlwind of emotions. One day, in a park in his smoky city, a ray of light strikes his eyes and changes their colour. From that moment onwards, Nafis decides to change his life; nothing will be the same again.


He returns to live in the woods in a continuous adventure with faithful human and animal friends, where they walk together listening to prosperous past and present lives, in the symphony of nature. Nafis explores his dreams, imagination, friendships and feelings, and gradually finds the strength that he had lost; he rediscovers the incredible abilities of the mind thanks to the energy he derives from his landscapes, which are masterfully illustrated.


Thanks to practising ancient disciplines in nature, like a warrior, Nafis wages a peaceful war with words as powerful as swords, to awaken ideas, emotions and the masses, rediscovering a wonderful world that needs to be defended, towards a new era.


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BOOK REVIEWS
  • After reading the novel in Italian, my mother tongue, and in Spanish, I decided to read it also in English to be able to better appreciate it since I liked it. The notes on the most unusual terms that explain their meaning are very welcome, as they allow to enrich the reader's lexicon. As for the plot that I find original and the narrative style, the author has given his best. It is a book suitable for all age groups. There is little to change, I hope to read it in some other language too. - Luigi Ammirati.

  • This is an amazing story about a young boy that lives in modern days with the pandemic situation; everything was realistic and incredibly near to us, everything changed and we can change ourselves and our goal as Nafis. beautiful and inspirational story. - Roberta Giammarino


THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR ALESSANDRO NICCOLI

Alessandro Niccoli was born in San Miniato on 2.1.1968. His interest in the commons prompted him to become a lawyer. He led political opposition in his city, to preserve the environment from overbuilding projects, and from the spread of herbicides and poisons from local industry.


In 2013 he participated in a literary competition with the short story: "Walking, your spirit dreamed", published in the book "Tales of the Via Francigena", ed. Del Bucchia. In 2019 it was released in bookstores with “L'odore delle Rose” published by Europa Edizion.


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3. 'IDYLLS OF THE NYMPHAI: FROM A MANTIC CORACLE' - BY AUTHOR HARRY MATTHEWS

Idylls of the Nymphai from a Mantic Coracle is the 7th poetry collection by Harry Matthews. The poems concerning the Nymphai, the author informs us, were inspired by a peculiarly mantic coracle on the River Severn, in Shropshire, England- an eminent past-time, whose legendary hospitality and insights the author has frequently enjoyed.


The book is a collection of 45 short and interesting poems with a rhyme scheme, irregularly grouped, each with a unique taste to offer. Each poem will resonate deeply with its imagery of sunsets, rivers, and the unbearable absence of the Beloved. The book is so well written that the readers can connect on many levels.


It's the seventh poetry book by the author so you can expect the book to be one of the best, with his experience in the art of poetry. When you pick up the book you won't be able to put it down without finishing. The poems are smooth and easy to read. It’s a literary masterpiece by the author who says: “Theocritus called his pastoral poems “idylls” (‘short poems’), particularly on a rustic theme. The Nymphai (Nymphs) were female spirits of the natural world- of the forests, rivers, springs, meadows, mountains, and seas. They say a load of a man is his coracle…a symbol for a spiritual journey, but also wholeness and completion; the surrender of one’s life to God.”


The author brings forth verses narrating the lives of mythological characters with a witty, contemporary twist. These verses are beautifully written and make you experience feelings of tranquillity and laughter.


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THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR HARRY MATTHEWS

Author Harry Matthews has established his place as a young English poet with an emerging international reputation, combining poetic creativity with artistic flair. His poems carry the vital forces of England, even if as a poet he writes in the Shropshire countryside, detached from literary London. His poetry contains every fruitful, every liberating thought imaginable. The initiated acknowledge his work to be a fascinating mixture of adventure, autobiography, philosophy, and Greek mythology. He has a chameleon-like ability to write poems in almost every verse form with stylistic and technical achievement: from Ghazals to Italian Quatrains to English Odes. His travels in India and Europe have influenced his work.


He is known for his travel book ‘A Whimsical Journey Through India’ (Jul'21), which re-imagines his youthful meanderings around India as an easy-going modern-day explorer, in an intimate and entertaining travelogue. Since its publication he has published the seventh collection of poems, ‘Idylls of the Nymphai from a Mantic Coracle’ (November 2021).


Harry Matthews is deeply steeped in the English literary tradition of the Renaissance. Richard Barnfield, who is largely unknown today, is whom Matthews now researches for a PhD thesis. Perhaps because of this, he knows what it's like to be on the margins of his society.


Born in Stone, Staffordshire into a troubled family, Matthews spent the early part of his life in a rural village where the seeds of his remarkable literary works were sown. Matthews read voraciously at School and committed chunks of poetry and literature to memory, but his creative urges were almost entirely suppressed and unacknowledged.


His early adulthood was turbulent. He studied Philosophy at University before living in Amsterdam where he worked as a journalist for a few years. He has battled with depression since a teen, and after his return to Shropshire from abroad, received a late diagnosis, that helped account for his myriad struggles as a poetic soul with a highly sensitive personality. His early adulthood was turbulent. He studied Philosophy at University before living in Amsterdam where he worked as a journalist for a few years. He has battled with depression since a teen, and after his return to Shropshire from abroad, received a late diagnosis, that helped account for his myriad struggles as a poetic soul with a highly sensitive personality.


After 15 years of learning to write, by 2020 his focus shifted to poetry for publication. His first book ‘Sonarification’ was written in a month (June 2020). His second book ‘Twynd’ was written in July 2020; ‘Hyperion’ in August; ‘Woodwose’ in September; ‘The Lost Shadow of Things’ in October; ‘True to the God in You’ in November. His books are published by Harry Art Publishing, which distributes through Amazon, Waterstones, and Barnes & Noble.


Read Author Harry Matthews's interview with DE MODE & about his upcoming books in the JAN-FEB-MAR 2022 GLOBAL ISSUE (LITERATURE). Download/Order the full issue here.