Man, don’t you just love it when an author’s imagination is able to conjure up something utterly unique from the most unlikely of places. That’s exactly what author Chris Lynch has done. Using Aleksey Tolstoy’s classic fairy-tale ‘The Giant Turnip’ as his inspiration, Lynch has taken the story further, wondering off the pathway of its theme, and plunging it deeper and deeper into the unsettling depths of horror. The writing style remains true to its original incarnation. Told from the first-person-perspective of our unnamed protagonist, the tale maintains a purposeful air of old school ‘storytelling’ about it. Combined with the gradual creeping realisation of the horror nestled within, the outcome is nothing short of menacing. Ingeniously imagined and expertly executed. Chris Lynch is a writer I will definitely keep an eye out for in the future.