Tuesday, May 14, 2013

DEAD ANYWAY by Chris Knopf

Rarely has a book taken me in bit by bit without my noticing, until I was unable to put it down.  Written in a strangely dry but compelling style, the story is told as if by a long lost friend. We follow our antagonist from his rather normal existence, through the most bizarre of circumstances, into a life of crime and discoveries, all the while observing his own subtle changes and evolution.  As he becomes more and more dear to us, we get more and more involved and engaged in his quest, until we absolutely need the resolution at the end.  Without extreme violence, gore or shockers, without unnecessary stress, the building of the story fascinates and engages.  Everything, from beginning to end, is unexpected.  I highly recommend this very enjoyable read.

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