Ever read a book so bad it momentarily blinded you and then somehow made you feel as if you had bloody spots dance before your eyes? I just did - theEver read a book so bad it momentarily blinded you and then somehow made you feel as if you had bloody spots dance before your eyes? I just did - the worst book of my life to date. Honestly I can't for the life of me fathom how can crap such as this even get published really.
Set in a town called Blackwater this book deals with an experience that Ray, the book' hero went through as a child and for some reason can't remember what it was, though it affects his whole personality and in extension his life.
Recently dumped for being the dumb looser that he is, Ray tries to find closure to the biggest mystery of his life. A call from his childhood buddy Kevin, who went through the same thing acts as a catalyst for him as he packs his bags and gets ready to know the truth .
And it is from this point on that shit hits fan.
Ray on his arrival comes across strange characters, has some pretty weird experiences and for half of the book just sits on his ass waiting for his friend to disclose the big secret. And yeah in between the waiting he crosses paths with the richest guy in town Crawford and his business associate Lily, who are interested in him because he is the last piece of the dumb puzzle that is the mystery of this book. Also for a brief breather bumps the uglies with the town' local diner' waitress Emma.
Coming across as a Sci-fi book in the beginning how the hell does it even cross territories and delve into paranormal, voodoo or some other shit is beyond me. Really I am not making this up, the CIA, NSA - Russian & American governments trying to one up each other to gain the powers of the occult is just about the most bizarre thing I have ever read. This book makes freaking twilight & fifty shades seem like literary masterpieces. And that's saying something.
I have come across fanfictions better written than this piece of crap.
Over halfway through this book and I just wanted to scream at someone.
I dint care what the hell the big mystery was, if Ray was kidnapped by aliens and made to watch endless reruns of Kardashians or if he had to listen the whining of every Twihard gal .
I couldn't give a damn if Santa himself abducted him, tied him down and made him listen to endless Justin Bieber tracks. Frankly if it had helped speed up the slow death that is this book I would have had someone shoot Ray in the first 3 pages itself.
The plot never escalates and by the time it does I had lost the will to live or at the least read this awful book. The character of Ray doesn't connect at all - he certainly is the most boring protagonist I have ever encountered.
Definitely the worst book of 2013 in my list. Never in my prior experience on Goodreads have I ever wished for a negative rating system as I have for this book.
I had to endure this torture because Netgalley provided me a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. ...more
there are books you love, then there are books which put you to sleep but then there are books you wanna tear,burn and then perhaps still declare as athere are books you love, then there are books which put you to sleep but then there are books you wanna tear,burn and then perhaps still declare as a toxic waste cos you hate em so much this book pretty much qualifies to have a place in the last criteria.
Inspired by the redundant, creepy crapfests which somehow soared the book sales list of all time fueled incessantly by brain deprived teenage girls and libido driven unsatisfied women - this book is a cross between Twilight and Fifty shades of Grey. Travis is an amalgamation between Edward Cullen and Christian Grey with tattoos who is in a relationship with a girl who needs to be institutionalized ASAP since she joins the harebrained, hormonal bandwagon of the likes of Bella Swan And Anastasia Steele. I am so sorry for myself I even bothered to pick it up and read it, I shouldn't have been swayed by the lists which rated the successor of this book Walking Disaster as a NY bestseller and Amazon top rated book, not to mention the influence of Goodreads TBR lists on this.
I couldn't even complete this book and yet have a strong urge to whack Abby, honestly I cannot for the life of me understand why would a gal/woman willingly want to have a relationship with a guy as deranged as the likes of Edward, Christian and Travis. Their hotness doesn't compensate for their abusive, creepy, controlling and psychological ways. A guy being jealous to a point can be sweet, even cute - any gal kinda likes that her guy feels a bit possessive about her; but when it crosses the line into something like this its the first sign to break off things pronto and file for a restraining order while at it too. When someone behaves the way Travis does you do not fall into bed with him on his whim but walk the other way.
Seriously a gal who can like a guy of the type is delusional if she thinks she can change his ways with her 'TRUE WUV' and needs immediate medical help
With books like these soaring the sales I wonder what is the future of the literary world and not to mention that it scares the crap out of me that one of these books could somehow damage and seriously misguide someone I know and care about if it projects this kind of love and relationships....more