- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 727 KB
- Print Length: 268 pages
- Publisher: Caffeine Nights Publishing (30 May 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00D4BFY30
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #649,882 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
They say the devil is in the detail and that's how it is with Charlie Wade's writing. We get to see all aspects of Jim's life as he struggles to repay the debt to his former employer. What Wade does well is the fine details. He creates a fully rounded and in depth character with Jim. His observations are often funny, witty, sarcastic and cynical sometimes all four at once.
I very much enjoyed the insights given into the character of Jim, as much as I enjoyed the events that unfolded. You can't help but feel for Jim's plight and most of those he is robbing won't miss the money. After their shared experience Jim's developing relationship with Charlotte has the reader wondering where this will go. Charlie Wade does a great job of keeping the book interesting despite his need to have to repeat some events given the nature of Jim's task.
Overall a very enjoyable novel. The author writes in a very British way and his observations in the novel would, perhaps, appeal more to a British audience. He seems to play down events in a very British fashion where our friends over the pond might be tempted to make it more visceral. This to me makes it more effective, more realistic and more enjoyable for the honesty. Charlie Wade has made his mark here with his own brand of crime fiction. I hope more follows.
Wade picks up on the immoral actions of bankers throughout giving a sense of Robin Hood to the crimes Jim commits. You're almost fooled into thinking that his many victims deserve everything they get as the tales shifts from the affluent Canary Wharf to the less glamorous back street pubs in the city.
But you know when a criminal is this bad at his job that it is only a matter of time before the handcuffs are going to be sliding back around his wrists and he's going to finish up back inside. It is the when and which of his many clumsy crimes, along with the true intentions of Charlotte that keeps you hooked.
Seven Daze is a great read for those who fancy a light-hearted crime novel that takes you on a trip round London town.
Jim's problem is his disparate failure to earn some serious money from a gangland boss - his failure turns his hoped for profit into a serious loss that needs to be made good in quick-time otherwise the underworld threatens to swallow him up in a tangle of broken limbs and a one way ticket to the bottom of the Thames.
In a world where you can trust no one Jim hooks up with what he at first believes is an attractive, rich woman that may be able to save him. It turns out they have more in common than he expected.
For a first novel Charlie Wade shows us great promise with a well researched and thought through plot. The reader is cleverly invited to keep wondering "what if it were me?". Glimpses of London's seamier side are contrasted with the high flying City folk who choose to know little of the people surviving in the "real world". At what point does criminal behaviour become legitimate, how far would you go?
Despite this, as the story unfolds you find yourself rooting for him. You want him to make a big score from his pickpocketing or burglary to pay his debt and you start to worry about his prospects for survival. This says volumes for the way the characters are drawn and I found this to be fascinating. By the end of the book, when things are getting resolved, I found myself spellbound.
Do I have any criticisms of this book? As time passes and the central character drifts from one petty crime to the next, it gets a bit tedious occasionally, but I rather suspect this is a ploy by the author for the reader to experience the thoughts and feelings of our (anti)hero.
So, in all, I found myself being drawn into the story the more I read it. Money well spent, I think!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good read, always had me wondering what would happen next.
I hope there is a follow up.
Downloaded this book at the airport before a 3 day business trip and it was finished by the time I returned. Read morePublished on 22 Nov. 2013 by G.McGee
Jim is just out of prison and takes a job to kill a man. But Jim isn't the murdering type and when his target has a heart attack Jim, and random passerby Charlotte instead save his... Read morePublished on 7 Nov. 2013 by K. Nixon
Very dull - repetitive, not believable ("unbelievable" seems too exciting a word for such boredom), littered with grammar mistakes (seriously, you can get published without knowing... Read morePublished on 4 Oct. 2013 by Catherpillar
Mixed story..good and bad.guy getting g on the wrong side of the law. Liked the style of writing. Read the whole book in 2 days. Would like to read more of this author. Read morePublished on 6 Sept. 2013 by kim
taken as a holiday read, good story and characters, lots of twists and turns on the way, particularly the one half way through the book. Read morePublished on 30 July 2013 by BARRIE READ
not finished yet but really enjoying it at the minute.heard Charlie wade being interviewed on bbc radio derby great story with a twist I thinkPublished on 30 Jun. 2013 by biking
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