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Sinema 2: Sympathy for the Devil

Sinema 2: Sympathy for the Devil [Kindle Edition]

Rod Glenn
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Come and sink your teeth into the final harrowing encounter with Han Whitman and live through the aftermath of his rampage through the little village of Haydon. Whitman wasn't satisfied with the 395 lives he took on his first experiment; now his conscious won't settle until he makes it right, until the balance is restored. Now even the criminals and evil of mankind aren't safe from his violent hands... Glenn has a remarkable writing technique; the pages are drenched with brutal, sickening violence, yet I was unable to stop reading, even after someone's teeth and knee-caps are smashed in with a hammer. I still kept reading as Han's victim was submerged in pure sodium hydroxide. I could almost feel my own skin sizzle. As if "Sinema: The Northumberland Massacre" wasn't enough to keep me awake at night, this follow-up novel had me struggling to keep the contents of my stomach down. A fantastic and gruesome end to the Sinema story that will have you rooting for the bad g!
uy. --The Crack Magazine

Rod Glenn's original Sinema novel will live with me for some time and here he has managed to expand and enrich the story while delivering another thrilling tale. This instalment is a more conventional serial killer novel and fans of the hit tv show Dexter will love it. --Ric's Reviews

This book is an ambitious, gripping, violent thriller which hooked my imagination and didn't let go. I can't deny that I read late into the night as I couldn't put it down. I thoroughly enjoyed it. --In Potentia Book Reviews

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After the Northumberland massacre, Han Whitman has returned to his normal life. But the carnage in Haydon has changed him. He is a haunted man, jaded by those bloody events. That is, until he realises that his original experiment is incomplete. The experiment must continue, but along a different path.

One survivor of Haydon teams up with the son of one of Han’s victims to hunt Whitman down.

As Han continues his experiment, wading into tides of human filth, and finding love in the most surprising of places, in the shadows someone else is watching the proceedings with keen, calculating interest.

The detective assigned to the vigilante killings becomes steadily more disillusioned until a chance coincidence leads her onto the killer’s trail.

The lives of these five individuals will collide with devastating consequences in the dramatic conclusion of the Sinema story.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 649 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Wild Wolf Publishing (10 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0050CM448
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #96,200 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Rod Glenn was brought up in the north east of England and lives in Newcastle upon Tyne with wife, Vanessa. His writing is of a dark nature with darkly humorous undertones. He also dabbles in a little acting, some roles include World War Z, Broken England, The Bad Samaritan Must Die, Run, Vera, Inspector George Gently, 6 Feet Under, The Monuments Men, Fury, Macbeth, Bill and White Lies.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blood and gore fest! 17 July 2011
By kehs TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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First off I need to say that this book is not a stand-alone. Even if you've already read Sinema I recommend a re-read to refresh your memory.

Secondly,be warned, this book is not for those with a nervous disposition or tendencies to paranoia!

Hats off to Rod Glenn for continuing the tale of Han and managing to create an even faster paced book than the first one. The opening scenes are filled with killing after killing of the most horrific kind you could imagine. Then we start to learn about Han's life and his background and discover that there may just be a tiny shred of humanity buried in there somewhere. Bear in mind I did say tiny! The twists and turns are relentless and the story gains momentum with the final pages literally racing along and pulling the reader right in. However, there was one point when I had to physically put the book down and take a deep breath before re-entering Han's world. The ending wasn't one I had imagined but was in fact far better. Having said all of that, as much as I enjoyed the book, if there were a film made of it I very much doubt that I would be able to stomach it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whatever you do, read the other one first! 14 Jun 2011
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Since the story leads pretty well straight on from "Sinema - the Northumberland Massacre" it's absolutely essential that the two books are read in the right order - and with not too much of a time-lapse in between. "Sinema 2 - Sympathy for the Devil" would be quite hard to follow if it were read as a "stand alone" book, or even if it were read a long time after the first one, since it constantly refers back to previous events and it is assumed that the reader will know (and remember) what went before as very little explanation is given. However, if the author had gone into explanations, the fast pace of the book would have been seriously impaired.

Like "Sinema 1", the book is gory, gruesome, fast-moving and exciting. This time Han Whitman, our "anti-hero", sets out to beat his former record of killings and various new characters come into the story for a variety of reasons. (Now I think about it, they really HAD to be new characters, as Han had killed off most of the characters in the previous book!) However, unlike "Sinema 1", we are spared long descriptions of the individual killings of named characters so the tale keeps moving at a cracking pace. In addition, we are also given an insight into Han's personal life - which serves to explain a great deal of what appeared to be inexplicable previously. (I'm trying hard not to give too much away, while still being helpful!!)

Again, a good, fast read. The story's so over the top that I have the impression that the writer, despite his horrific descriptions, was writing "tongue in cheek" and I must confess that, despite myself, I found the whole experience a bit of a guilty pleasure!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Never a dull moment 22 May 2011
By Lola
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To literary purists he isn't exactly the next Charles Dickens but Rod Glen has delivered another immensely readable piece of work. Sinema 2: Sympathy for the Devil is incredibly fast-paced, well-constructed and full of surprises. It's peppered with plenty of cinematic and musical references and a number of interesting characters.

If you can see past all the typos, grammatical and formatting errors, and if you prefer a breezy and undemanding read to elegant and complex prose, then this might be for you. The low Kindle price might help compensate for some of the drawbacks.

I read the whole thing over a couple of days and felt involved with the lead character and quite drained by the end.

I hope Rod Glen has a good set of advisers around him because if the rough edges can be rounded off, he could be a star of the future.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Han The Man 20 May 2011
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I thought it would be a difficult job for Rod to follow up such a brilliant book in Sinema 1, how wrong was I? Sinema 2 is AMAZING! Han has turned "good guy", bumping off the "bad guys" to amend for all the innocent victims from the first experiment! I know you shouldn't be rooting for the serial killer but I found myself doing just that, I'm not quite sure how you managed that Rod but I am impressed! Not giving anything else away about this book, it's up to the readers out there to buy this and find out for themselves, so come on...........BUY IT PEOPLE!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You have to buy if you liked the 1st one!! 8 July 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
If you haven't read the 1st one, you have to before reading this one, or it wont really make sense. Another great book, personally i preferred the first book, i found the first one a bit more chilling. my main criticism is the ending to this book, a little bit disappointing, although many questions left from the first book have been answered i thought the main conclusions were far fetched, a little cliche and predictable. BUT i still loved this book. I even love Hans a little bit.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Yin and the Han 3 July 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Han Whitman returns! He shows a duality to his nature that is deliciously orchestrated by the author. There's a little something in here for everyone. I enjoyed spotting the film lines amongst the grisly deeds. There was even a red dwarf reference included if I'm not mistaken. There is no doubt that the author manages to create a fast paced story, with several plot strands leading into one another. He also manages to do it with humour and heart. This is not just another soulless serial killer novel.

The chapter headings all had quotes and adapted film covers making it the most illustrated kindle novel I have read. The end result is a very slick and polished novel indeed. A greatly enjoyable read that I would recommend to anyone. I read this one quickly because I simply could not put it down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars And so the experiment continues...can Han be the single most prolific...
Our wacky film buff turned serial killer, Hannibal Whitman returns in Sinema 2 after slaughtering close to 400 people in Hendon. Read more
Published 1 month ago by BookBunny
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit let down
After the first offering [sinema] I looked forward to this follow up. I'm afraid I was left a little disappointed by it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mick Keeley
5.0 out of 5 stars Sinema 2
After reading the first in the series I thought "sod that I'm not reading that again" the reason I say that is it is slightly disturbing. Read more
Published 5 months ago by scott p ferguson
5.0 out of 5 stars Sinema 2
Another great book from this author who must be amongst best writers of our time excellent read lets have more
Published 9 months ago by sylva
4.0 out of 5 stars A very surprising read!
I wasn't sure about this one. I read the first one a while ago and took someone else's advice and re-read it before starting the second. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Bought this book as soon as I'd finished book 1.Very gory but could not put it down.Not for those who are squeamish.
Published 13 months ago by Mo
4.0 out of 5 stars gruesome, clever, great sequel..
Great sequel to Sinema, here's where we find out what happened to Han Whitman the prolific serial killer who is single handedly responsible for a massacre in a small Northumberland... Read more
Published 15 months ago by nicksy
5.0 out of 5 stars HAN-tastic!
Just back from my second trip with Han and what a ride! This time round Han is seeking his 'Yang' to match his 'Yin' of the Haydon massacre and we discover more about what makes... Read more
Published 17 months ago by JulieValighton?
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Just like the original Sinema could not put this book down - Loved it I was sorry when I reached the end
Published 17 months ago by pauline bamford
5.0 out of 5 stars Han is back - with knobs on!
Just finished Book 1 and HAD to continue straight away with Book 2 ......what a read! I love a bit of blood & guts but I felt myself closing one eye & cringing at the end. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Brenda F
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