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Dream Brother: A Novel by [Marggraf, Brian]
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Length: 263 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1178 KB
  • Print Length: 263 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HNW967G
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #841,046 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Brian decided to follow me on WordPress the other week. That was nice of him. I am always flattered by things like that. But increasingly a bit suspicious too. Paranoid maybe. Why are they following me? What is their motive? I am just a dead old lady. I have no money, I’m no oil painting. Maybe they want to sell me something? A set of encyclopaedias? A get rich quick business scheme? Jesus? Or maybe they have another agenda. Perhaps they just want me to read their writing. In Brian’s case it was a bit of both. He wanted me to buy his writing, and then read it.

Well. seeing as how his novel was available for 99 pence on Amazon at the time I got my nephew Michael to buy me it. And then I read it. Here’s what I thought:
Firstly it’s an American novel. I don’t usually go for American stuff. There’s enough of that on the ruddy telly. Waving ruddy guns around and driving on the wrong side of the road. But there aren’t any guns in “Dream Brother” and Brian cleverly never mentions which side of the road his characters are driving on. So that’s ok. In fact, if you substituted Hull for San Fransico, and Liverpool for New York, and maybe, Hebden Bridge for Laramie, you could just about imagine it was set in England.
Jacob, the hero of the novel is a filthy so and so though. He has carnal relations with at least three women in the story, smokes methylated crystals, is disrespectful to his parents and probably breaks every single one of the Ten Commandments into the bargain ( if you can call making a statue out of stolen toys “worshipping a graven image” that is ) I didn’t like him one bit.
It was interesting reading about what happened to him though.
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A well told tale with enough twists and turns to keep the reader on their toes. The protagonist appears to have his life under control and on the road to success, but then we are left wondering if he's accidentally pressed a self-destruct button.
Contrary to what was said in a previous review, there are a couple of typos and the formatting slips in a couple of places, but the storytelling is strong enough to maintain the interest and overlook such things. On the subject of formatting, there are intentional breaks from the traditional layout, which are used well, and they add pace and focus to the tale.
As a Brit', I've only been to New York in the US, but this was a tantalising glimpse of what the west coast has to offer. Great imagery throughout whether it concerned indoor or outdoor scenes. Dialogue was natural and descriptive which I enjoyed immensely.
In summary, I'm pleased to see such a well written story from a fellow indie writer/publisher. I've discovered a few bad examples in recent times, but Brian Marggraf has re-instilled my confidence. Superb denouement Brian.
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I follow the author's blog, and was intrigued by this novel, so when he announced it was available for a short time at a reduced price it was a no-brainer. That said, having read it, I would happily have paid more.

The story zips along with an interesting mix of less traditional characters and situations. I was instantly captivated by the story and the main character, but never quite felt on his side, although that probably says more about me than the writing, which was pacey, tight and very readable. There were a few typo/edit issues, but they certainly didn't detract from an exciting ride in the life and times of an abused/abusive drug user. I'm also not the biggest fan of the ending, but again that's probably just personal preference.

I've been to San Francisco twice, and want to return for a third visit simply to re-enjoy all the places so lovingly shared in the novel, the city becoming another character.

I will certainly be back to read more by this author, and would heartily recommend this to anyone looking for something a little left-of-centre, packed with quirky character and heart.
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Loved it. Read it in 3 sittings. It leaves questions at the end - so some may find that frustrating, but it engages the readers imagination very well. Would be a good summer holiday beach read, but a well written and thoughtful one.
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A grim and gripping read with a twist at the end that makes you want to go back and read the whole thing again with a new perspective.
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