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The Animal

3.47 of 5 stars 3.47  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  9 reviews
An incredible story that has everything from raw action, science fiction twists, romance elements, and contains psychological suspense throughout. Terry Jones was living what seemed to be a normal life. With a steady job at a oil company that promised huge career advancemnets. Everything changes for him in an instant when he starts having regular periods of blackness. Time ...more
Paperback, 278 pages
Published May 14th 2010 by Createspace
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Mar 01, 2012 Kathryn marked it as to-read
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I won this book from first reads! I know that I will enjoy it and can't wait to get it and read it!
Michael Edwards
At the same time as being very extrospective, Beck's unique and unconventional style exhibits the passion put behind the characters he brought to life in this intense tale of memory and deceipt. Very few events take place for a 268 page novel that oversees a mere few days. The introspective detailing is the unsettling method the author prides himself on telling the tale while harvesting the slow drip of suspense. The venture into their minds is incredibly deep and almost makes you feel the guilt ...more
I could not continue reading it. All of the mistakes really got to me. The story was interesting, but before you publish, proofread, proofread proofread! Then have 10 friends proofread.

I'm having a hard time reading this. The grammar, misuse of words (women's when he is only talking about 1 woman), and sentence fragments are very distracting. Also, the repeating of things in 2 consecutive sentences is trying. Im giving it the benefit of the doubt and waiting until I finish it to make a complete
The story was fine, it reminded me of Wolverine from X men, but the editing was atrocious. I don't know if it is because it was a first reads book and the editing process is not complete, but it was bad. There were an amazing number of misspelled words, words that didn't belong, words that were missing that should've been included, fragments, and run ons. All of these problems really annoyed me and probably effected my whole opinion of the book. I also felt like the end was rushed. It was kind o ...more
Marsha Nelson
The Animal begins with a shocking sequence of dreams/nightmares. As the story unfolds it becomes hard to read and not because of the storyline. It is the grammar, editing, spelling, etc. that detract from the the tale. I liked the surprise ending but must say it was not easy getting to it.
Bob Beck
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I abandoned this book due to too many grammatical erroors which distracted from the story; even if this is an ARC, the grammar still needs to be fixed before sending it out for review
I won The Animal from First Reads. I'm looking forward to reading it now that it has arrived. I gave it a quick glance, it looks interesting. It's in my queue.
The story is good but it has too much going on. The talking animal that was way too much for my taste. the ending was very predictable.
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