Aug 19, 12
Read from August 17 to 18, 2012
Henry Franks is an odd little tale that left me feeling conflicted. I truly enjoyed it. It was a quick read and an interesting story. The author kept the story simple by focusing only on a few primary characters. It was hard not to immediately sympathize with Henry and his struggle to remember the horrible accident that took his mother's life and left him horribly scarred (with four thousand, three hundred and seventeen stitches). There were enough clues, including the cover, to at least partially figure out Henry's mystery, but the full explanation was still unexpected. I have to give the author credit for pushing the creep factor. While the story moved along at a brisk pace, successfully building the suspense, I felt like the conclusion was a bit rushed. The details of Henry's secret were thrown out pretty fast and I wish there'd been a little more detail to them. Things were explained well enough, but I still felt a little short-changed.