Cover art by Betty Rocksteady
  • Publisher: Kraken Press (1st Edition); Ghoulish Books (2nd Edition)
  • Publication Date: September 2014 (1st Edition); March 2024 (2nd Edition)

“With The Mind is a Razorblade, Max Booth III opens up with both barrels for a novel of unrelenting tension and extreme horror. Not for the faint-hearted.”

–Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Fall of Night and V-Wars

David Lynch meets Dark City in this nightmarish vision of post-industrial America. Citizens roam the streets, aimless, searching for a new glimmer of hope in a city that’s abandoned them, shadowed by a towering casino operated by a tyrannical madman known only as Indigo.

Starvation and lack of shelter are only two of the issues facing this city. There’s also the secret underground organ harvesting operation, plucking away citizens at random—plus the bizarre cult eager to offer sacrifices to a blood-thirsty god.

And waking up in the middle of this dystopian city, next to two corpses, is our Narrator: a man whose memory has been wiped clean. He doesn’t remember his name. He doesn’t remember anything. He certainly can’t explain his strange telekinetic abilities, either. But, one way or the other, he’s going to find out.

What follows is an exploration into the rot of Downtown America, where our Narrator will encounter wise-cracking gangsters, lost wanderers, soulless surgeons, and brain spiders.

The Mind is a Razorblade is a psychological thriller contaminated with the stench of noir, science fiction, and horror, constructing a hardboiled hellscape of mystery.

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