More people must read this book. That is my decree. I know my decrees aren't worth the skin cells I'm leaving on my keyboard, but I'm trying to be emphatic. Sometimes, it's worth sounding stupid to make a point.
Snap isn't without its flaws. Most extraordinary reads are like that; pushing can lead to stumbling. I felt it could have benefited from some judicious editing. The rough lyricism of the prose becomes self-indulgent at times, wandering through thickets of figurative language (kind of...more
The author beautifully crafts what could be taken as a sinister concept (vigilante style murder/retribution) and through gracefully constructed prose, reminiscent of Kerouac at his best, has Danny, the protagonist, tell us how his encounter with a supposed trick ended up being a road trip through a kind of silver-lined hell.
Danny uses a stream of c...more
It's a dark, captivating, frightening, violent story of revenge and redemption. Danny is a 17-year-old hustler with a drug-addicted mother and no one else. One night he is "saved" by an incredibly beautiful man who wants nothing sexual from him. He gives Danny a bed, something to eat. He brings Danny along his quest for revenge. Who is this man? The media knows him as Killer Ghost: he burns churches, he kills people, he makes Danny record his deeds and then pos...more
A word of caution at the beginning: this is not a romance! If you are looking for anything romantic and lovey-dovey: this is not it. Turn away right this instant.
... Or do not. Because romance or not, this book is worth reading. Just adjust your expectations and get on with it, anyway :)
So, what can I say about this book? It's... brutal. Grimy and dirty. There is a poetic cruelty in every line that makes you shudder and yearn for more. It is like a drug, painful and addictive, like strong re...more
I want to keep this spoiler free so reviewing is challenging ....
First person POV, from Danny the 17 yr. old hustler ....
Danny finds his knight in shining armor ... Or is he???
In my status updates, i said this was a mindfuck. Yup, it is.
Danny is telling the story, but he is just piecing this together. He is in for the ride of his life. Its all over his head, happening so fast. So, as the reader, you are trying to do the same.
The twists, turns, back tracking . . . .
The writing style...more
This is a wild ride, a psychological drama/horror story seen through the eyes of Danny, a 17 year-old street hustler and drifter reduced to tricking for food. We get a taste of Dickens when Danny, at the end of hope, with nothing and no one, is visited one night by his ghost of nightmares past and present. He finds himself rescued (or is it avenged...?) by Matthew, a mysterious and dangerous stranger he dubs “Blue Eyes” or “the monster”. Together, they drive around the countryside in r...more
It's dark, twisty and sometimes confusing in the head of the main character - and sometimes that wasn't a good place to be as a reader. There are very few books that I get straight through, but this required me to break off and read something light and fluffy a couple of times whilst I was reading.
It is a well written book with interesting plot and characters. I have had difficulties rating this as I a...more
Like K.Z. Snow (I thank her for recommanding ''Snap'') I wonder why isn't everybody reading this book?
It's different from other m/m books, and refreshingly so. Gripping and powerful.
About the missing half star: I have some minor issues with punctuation and with some repetitions. Still, it's an excellent read.