Monday, October 14, 2013

Rage's Echo: a review

This was, by the very definition, an original story. It is truly like no ghost story I've read, doesn't feel reminiscent of anything, it is an original by an original author.
Thematically, it's at times harrowing, shocking, positive, dreary, hopefully, frightening, confusing, unashamed, unabashed, and even laugh-out-loud hilarious.
In the first of this 248-page tome, there were a couple pacing issues that I found some minor difficulty trudging through. Yet, once I got through 43% of it, the story took off with the mysteries, deep characterization, its own story nuances, inside jokes, and even intertwining character personalities. Needless to say, this was definitely an impressive ghost story to get to know.
And the way it ends is both chilling and hopeful.
Not hopeful in "Hope there's a sequel in the works," but hopeful in the thematic structure and for what could happen.

Note: I received a free ARC courtesy of the author for a personalized, honest review. It was definitely worth it!

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