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The Pure (The Oz Chronicles #3)

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In this terrifying installment of the Oz Chronicles, Oz awakes in a mental institution. He spends his days trying to come to terms with the murders he's committed and his nights hiding from the dead who watch him. Just as he is about to give up hope, Oz is befriended by a faceless man who holds the key to his sanity.
Paperback, 238 pages
Published January 16th 2008 by Middleburry House Publishing
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Sep 26, 2012 Amber rated it liked it
This one totally confused me but I still really liked it. You really learn a lot of plot information in this one.
R.W. Ridley
Apr 30, 2009 R.W. Ridley added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I am the author
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Aug 27, 2016 Marissa Pedroza rated it really liked it
RW Ridley’s character, Oz, is so compelling and relatable that he is the main reason that I picked up The Pure. Although this is categorized as YA, the plot line is incredibly complex, convoluted and sometimes difficult to understand; I don’t know if most YA would have the patience to continue reading.

I get that Ridley wanted the reader to be baffled. Is Oz really dead, is this all a dream or an hallucination concocted by the Dèlons? Could the first two novels have been the insane rants of someo
Jun 24, 2013 Rose rated it really liked it
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The Pure is much more complex than the prior two books of this series. You really don't know what is reality until you are almost done the book. A new character introduced is Archie/Scoop-face. He is also in the asylum. Through hypnosis, Oz is able to go back to the Delon world as though he never left it. He then begins to listen in on sessions when Archie is under hypnosis going back to the same world but with his own group. Most of this story follows them.

It was still a really good story but
Mar 30, 2014 Norma rated it really liked it
Again a great storyteller does it again. You can't jump books in this series. Read them in order. This one has the action and humor. I enjoyed the witty dialogue between the characters. Parts were a bit more confusing but still a good story. That was Books 1-3 in just a week' s time. I wish more diligent editing was done, but still a good read.

Feb 21, 2012 Virginia rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
This was my least favorite of the series so far but still enjoyable. My favorites were on the back burner again and I just couldnt relate to Scoopface / Archie. Also at some points it just didnt make sense to me, not sure why but it was confusing.
John B Sanders
Jul 09, 2016 John B Sanders rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good series

Good series. The book does stand alone but good as a series. You will never connect all the dots in the storyline. Just enjoy for what it is...a neat story. There are a number of editing issues.
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R.W. Ridley is the author of the IPPY award winning novels The Takers: Book One of the Oz Chronicles, and Delon City: Book Two of the Oz Chronicles. His titles also include The Pure: Book Three of the Oz Chronicles, The Land of the Dead: Book Four of the Oz Chronicles, Lost Days, and The Man Who Saved Two Notch. The Takers is the winner of The Writer's Digest International Self-Published Book ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Oz Chronicles (6 books)
  • The Takers (The Oz Chronicles, #1)
  • Délon City (The Oz Chronicles, #2)
  • The Land of the Dead (The Oz Chronicles, #4)
  • Banshee Worm King (Oz Chronicles, #5)
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