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Joe by H.D. Gordon
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Jul 13, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-it-and-reap-review, horror, contemporary-literature, murder-mystery, own, survival, reviewed
Read from July 03 to 13, 2012

I won’t rehash the blurb, it tells what you need to know about what this book is about. I was glued to this book, all the way to the very climatic end. I will however say that it is told from eight point of views. This was definitely intriguing and different. Not many books are written this way. You get in the heads of key characters of the book. Knowing of their possible impending doom makes for a gut wrenching read, especially the role of the Decider. Definitely not for the light hearted or those searching for a light read. I did however, not care for the eight point of views. It felt a little jumpy to me. It was definitely done well though, like a massive web woven together expertly to pull together at the end and make one breathtaking story.

When I say that I found this book seriously disturbing, I mean that in a good way. Not that being in the head of a psychopath is not disturbing, but I found Joe’s prospective even more so. Her life is haunting. One would akin it to a horror story almost. I won’t give anything away but I found her absolutely fascinating in how she has dealt with her life and all that has happened or been given to her, even in the darkest times of her life. She is a brave person if I ever saw one. Even portrayed as a quiet, reclusive and does her best to fade into the background due to her gifts and her ever present stutter. I understood her demeanor well but it also made it seem so lonely. I kept rooting for her the whole way through.

Definitely not your everyday read, I highly recommend this book, it’s stomach twisting, intriguing and makes you hold your breath a little too long. A must read.
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55.0% "It's getting intense!!"
65.0% "This book is seriously disturbing. Like waiting to have an IV done after thousand pokes. You know it won't be pleasant but you can't do anything about it :/"
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message 1: by Amy (new) - rated it 5 stars

Amy girl this book looks really good i added it to my read list!

Alexia Purdy I read Blood Warrior and it was awesome, this looks amazing!

Nicole Awesome review, thank you!

Alexia Purdy Loved the story! How H.D. does it, I'd love to know!!! :-)

Nicole I know me to, I've tried writing and I just don't have it in me. I can't believe how she can get my heart rate going, lol

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