- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1127 KB
- Print Length: 214 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1502951037
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Smarmy Press (19 Oct. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00OP0TMQY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 49 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #274,025 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The book is well written and is very easy to read but the thing I loved was amidst all this drama and mystery I regularly laughed out loud at the funny things the character said or did.
I did wonder a few times how he got from one situation to another and thought that a few areas could have been elaborated on, but that could just have been me. I was gutted when it ended and so desperately wanted to know what happened next.
Please give it a try, I'm definitely off to get the next one in the trilogy.
I decided to start with this one although it is going to be a series of books and it did say this people still moan about having to buy more. Get real people if you get chance of a free book you haven't lost anything but don't bring the review rating down, that is so unfair. Moan over I DID PURCHASE and happy with it.
This novel is about Jeff, a very quiet, shy bloke who just simply wants to be left alone, do his shopping and play games. He isn't without money due to winning big on internet gambling. Unfortunately it has cost him his girlfriend. Ok sounds simple, it is until he has a seizure where he awakes each time to be hunted down by a killer. Every time he dies and every time he tries to get away using a different method but he still ends up dead. Then he wakes up.
The novel introduces lots of strange characters, a man at the supermarket, a woman in a car, the strange cult people at the cafe, the strange disappearance of the girl and a reporter. The story flows well and nervous dry humour of Jeff made me laugh regularly. This is a very deep book probably not for everyone but it was to my liking. Downloaded the next one to find out where Jeff's journey is going to take him next.
Some people think the phrase "read it in one sitting" means the book was really short but I did read this in one sitting because it was too good to put down. Foregoing sleep to find out what happened to Jeff and Glenn was well worth it.
Not going to spoil it by telling you the plot so read it for yourself but be prepared to experience a wide range of emotions
I enjoyed the beginning with its graphic and detailed description of what might be real or might be a bizarre dream as our hero, the implausibly named Jeff Grobnagger, finds himself hanging by his ankle and needing to escape from a hooded murderer. Again. Unfortunately, this is as good as it gets and I struggled to get more from the book. Jeff's backstory is tragic, but only stated and not really explored in his character. He repeatedly tells us he is a loner, yet clings to a new-found friend, Glenn, who doesn't really have a character but seems to exist to explain philosophical ideas to the reader. He makes lots of long speeches!
For a short novella length book, a fair bit of the prose is repetitive, but it's nicely written for an easy read with no indie-curse typos (although chapter 17 is repeated). However, I didn't like the frequent plot holes and several scenes stop rather than end - at one point gunshots are fired through Jeff's windows. Then he arrives at Glenn's house. How did Jeff escape? Weren't the villains waiting for him to exit? Was it just a random drive-by? More attention I think needs to be paid to flow as the pace varies from chapter to chapter and the story often jumps forward with minimal, if any, explanation. Then the whole thing stops, abruptly, and that's the end of Fade To Black.
I am sure that pertinent details are set to be revealed in the rest of the trilogy and beyond into at least a fourth book so far. This is probably why Fade To Black is effectively just a prologue and not a story in its own right. However, I am irritated enough by the assumption that, having started a series, readers will obediently shell out for several books in order to get one complete story, that I probably won't bother reading even the rest of what I already have. Disappointing.
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