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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 6 January 2012
In this remarkable first novel, Mark Faulkner creates a situation in which his main character Iain, a head injury victim, finds himself flicking from the present to a parallel nightmare reality. I didn't warm to the character initially but as the novel progressed I was really on Iain's side. After his accident his neuro-surgeon's main interest in his case was to try to make her own name in medical circles. The hospital chaplain wanted to find proof of an afterlife from Iain's near-death experience to bolster his own flagging faith. Iain, in increasing despair and distress, only has the elusive Eve on his side.

There is a real sense of hellish other-world here and poor Iain is, as the title implies, in a state of flux between here and there, with sometimes one 'reality' superimposed on the other. Iain's reading of the bible, given to him by the chaplain, leads him to a sense of good and evil, and the feeling he is being forced against his will to choose evil.

Mark Faulkner has created a realistic and believable story and one wonders whether this could happen as a result of an injury to the brain, that most complex and mysterious of organs. The ending is horrifying and in some senses, inevitable.

I really hope Mark has more work of this quality up his sleeve. He is an author to watch and has one keen fan already!
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on 19 January 2013
I'm still not sure what the point of the story was. I think the author was trying to make the reader question whether the story described a descent into madness or an intervention by heaven and hell but - in my view - shaded it a little too much towards the supernatural intervention to pull off any real ambiguity. (To see how this can be done well, read James Hogg 'The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner')
It didn't take long to read. The main character, Iain, read the entire Bible (and found it interesting without any ambiguities/anomalies!!) in just about the same time. Obviously mad...
There is no real resolution at the end. What was the point of it all?
I was a bit underwhelmed.
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on 20 November 2012
I really liked the first half of this book, it's an interesting plot with someone basically teetering on the brink of insanity and seeing it all as a good versus evil battle. However, it dragged a little in places and I felt it all started to get a bit repetitive. I have to admit I ended up skipping bits of it just to reach the end. Don't want to mark it down too much though, as it was still pretty good.
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on 28 February 2013
Unlikeable characters, predictable plot which seems to get lost about 3/4 the way through to crash back onto itself in the end.
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on 9 July 2012
I enjoyed the book but there were some tedious passages (fishing!). I liked Ian and his friends including Bert (Eve was predictable). I wanted to know how it was all going to end but at the same time got a bit bored near the end and started skim reading. I would recommend this book and read more by this author.
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on 5 January 2012
This is the first horror I have read in a while and it turned out to be a real page turner. Very impressive first novel but I do agree the gratuitous fishing scene was a bit much!
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on 24 February 2013
A little bit on the dark side and too religious too. Found it a bit depressing. Ok if you like that kind of thing.
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on 20 September 2013
I got 29% of the way into this book. It was a free download, or I probably wouldn't have even tried it. The writing style is good and the story could be interesting - but I found it a bit to slow and like nothing was really happening. I don't usually put down books, but I can live with never knowing the ending to this.
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