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Life Rage

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Sam Wayne is a psychologist who specializes in anger management. He’s very good at his job. Almost too good. In fact, he considers himself something of a miracle worker.

A mad man is on the loose, ripping people apart with his bare hands. The police have no clues. Those who see him and survive never seem to make out his face. All except for one…

Colleen has led a wasted life
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Paperback, First Edition Trade Paperback, 226 pages
Published September 2012 by Nightscape Press
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Stacey
LIFE RAGE is a twisted tale of an anger management coach; a damaged girl who just can't seem to catch a break; and supernatural beings driven to destroy the people they love. Their lives intertwine slowly and viscerally, and as the inevitable showdown builds, the reader is struck by how each character, good or evil (and those lines aren't always clear), is marred by the burdens they carry.

Soares does a wonderful job of painting his characters vividly, enticing the reader to keep turning the page
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Mark Scioneaux
Where to begin. This book is awesome like a roller coaster ride. It is filled with an array of wonderful and odd characters, each adding their personal touch to this story of sex, violence, and gore. This book is unlike anything I've read, and once you think you have it all figured out, Soares drops a bomb on you, destroying all you thought. It's a masterful debut novel and one that should not be missed.
Rena Mason
LIFE RAGE is a fantastic horror story! Not sure I've ever read anything quite like it. Unique and clever in its build-up of suspense and terror. The story begins with a serial killer on the loose, but the way in which the victims' bodies are found torn apart leads the reader to believe the murderer is inhuman. Then a different "slower" killer is introduced. The main character watches her loved ones get torn apart and can do nothing to stop it. Every time I thought I had this story figured out, i ...more
Nick Cato
Colleen is living a wasted life, sleeping with a different guy every night and wandering aimlessly through her daily routines. But when she reconnects with an old friend, a glimmer of hope arises, but it's short-lived: she witnesses him being torn apart by a maniac whose face she can't seem to see. In a panic, she runs for her life and finds herself on a private section of beach. She is friended by the owner of the property (a former Hollywood playboy) and his strange roommate, Viv, and is invit ...more
Lindsey Goddard
Life Rage. The title of the book says it all. L.L. Soares' debut novel is brought to life by a unique cast of characters, each lost in their own personal battle with rage. There's Colleen—who only feels alive while cutting herself and sleeping with strangers, Vivian and Grif—two siblings who suffer from some seriously deadly intimacy issues, and Sam Wayne—a psychologist with a dangerous method of curing his patients.

Sam has always had a violent streak, but for the sake of his marriage and a happ
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Angel Gelique
This book was provided to me, free of charge, in exchange for an honest review.

I truly wanted to like this book more than I actually did. The author is definitely talented and the concept of the novel is great. Yet, I was not pleased with the pace and flow of the story. Nor did I feel like everything was wrapped up nicely and explained to my satisfaction. An example of what I'm talking about has to do with one of the main characters, Colleen. From the beginning, the author mentions this awful co
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Daniel Keohane
Soares' debut novel LIFE RAGE is one of the most unique horror novels I've read in quite a while, with characters who sometimes walk the line between hero and villain. Two people, an anger management therapist and a young drifter, find themselves at the center of parallel storylines where monsters tear people apart and a woman kills with sex. You never quite expect the plot turns that LIFE RAGE throws at you as you read. This, plus unique characters and strong writing, makes the book a breath of ...more
Mark Brown
This novel is like a dark roller coaster ride, it takes a little while to reach the top but then the thrills don't stop. Populated by bizarre and interesting characters who are wonderfully drawn it is a real treat of a novel. I had no idea where this ride would take me and I was thrilled and intrigued from the beginning right up to the devastating end of this wholly original story.
Amy
Dec 28, 2012 Amy rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
This was a very unique story with supernatural elements that were never really explained. I enjoyed learning about the characters and seeing the culmination of the story but I would have liked a bit more explanation as to the nature of Sam/Colleen/Viv/Grif's supernatural elements.
Bruce
An impressive debut novel and more substantive than most horror novels, it deals with the rage we all have inside due to daily frustrations.
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