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3.34  ·  Rating details ·  135 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Rory Ellison, victim of his own misdeeds, wallows in misery. Then a door opens. Now he's got a new job, a dream assignment to rewrite the darkest mistake of his past, and a strange new companion in his head. Wielding powers beyond his comprehension and control, Rory return to Faith.

She possesses the perfect husband, kids, and home. But when Rory falls back into
Paperback, 246 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Hydra Publications
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Jun 01, 2012 rated it did not like it
I have to say that I came here to write my review, expecting to see the typical family/friends 5 star reviews but also expecting to see reviews by real readers, like me. But apparently, I'm the only person other than the authors family/friends who have read this book. When a book has so many 5 star reviews that talk about it being "the best book I've read ever!", I am suspicious, especially if they are dated close together, written by reviewers who have little or no other written reviews and don ...more
M.L. Roos
Jul 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I read Anon a few weeks back and thought, wow what a brilliant piece of work. The story is engaging, captivating, emotional and dark; very, very dark. I was planning of writing a review and promptly got caught up in other projects. Anon stuck with me, in the back of my head, letting me know it was there so I went back and read a few of the reviews to refresh my memory. If I don't take notes, it's gone a gift from the brain surgery Gods. Read the reviews and was thrown by one of the comments in p ...more
Feb 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Anon. I'm not quite sure what to say about this book. It is a familiar, yet unfamiliar tale of horror that I have come across many times, but never in this manner. Reading about something that is supposed to terrorize your mind is a lot different from movies or games. You're left to paint the scenario with the words of the author as your palette; your mind smearing each adjective onto the canvas to create a nightmare of your own.

Peter Giglio conjures up a story of something that I of
Robert Essig
Feb 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book. Period. Well crafted and addicting, you won't want to put this one down. If you think you know where Anon is going by reading the synopsis, you're mistaken. This isn't your average corporate greed, nor your average tale of gifted individuals. This story is a breath of fresh air in its originality.

From beginning to end, Anon holds you in its grip, begging to continue on to the next chapter when life gets in the way and you have to put the book down. I highly reco
Eric Guignard
Feb 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I found this novel to be an engaging read, heartbreaking at times, and filled with emotion and suspense. It is a captivating read and original, and I look forward to future works which build upon these characters' lives. I have read Peter's short stories before and always wanted "more." My wish has been fulfilled in "Anon."
David Teachout
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle
Couldn't bring myself to care about the characters so left it unfinished. With that in mind, I'll leave fuller reviews up to others.
Jun 29, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Ugh. Thank goodness this was free. I always hope when I start a book that it will be good by the end. This one I couldn't wait to be done so I could stop wasting my time. (Yes. I know. I should learn how to just give up, but I can't.) I didn't like the characters, the story line, there is too much unexplained - even for a first book in a series. Too many random characters, too much violence that doesn't even make sense within the storyline, and too many plot holes. It is told from many points of ...more
D.L. Gardner
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Captivating story. Well written
David Watson
Feb 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Rory hates his job, the town he lives in and the woman he's married to. He would like nothing better then to fix everything that went wrong, especially his relationship with his ex-fiance Faith, but he feels trapped and doesn't know how to fix it. Then one day he gets called into a meeting with his boss at Anon Financial services. Anon gives him the opportunity to fix all of his problems but the question is what does Anon want in return?

Faith has moved on to a happier life without Ro
--Review courtesy from Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--

So this happens to be the second novel that was graciously allowed to receive for review from Hydra Publications and like Andraste by Marisa Mills was not just an amazing book but also in its own league. It falls under Horror although truly think to enjoy it think of it as in the paranormal or supernatural arena. Its not really Horror as to more of the occult -Paranormal. As an avid reader reader ocassionally read some Horror novels an
Steve Bouchard
Aug 31, 2013 rated it liked it
For the most part, I liked this, but I did have some mixed feelings. The story itself was interesting, and the narrative was gripping enough to keep me reading. The premise is pertinent in today's view of "corporate evil" to produce a decent story concerning the good and evil inside of regular people.

The believability of the story walks the line, though. I would have liked a stronger take on the premise than just a demonic corporation having near absolute power. But that power, while
Martin Reaves
Sep 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Pete Giglio’s Anon is a circuitous enigma. I see you scratching your head…indeed, I have scratched loose a few flakes of my own. And this may be exactly what the author intended.

If I may. Why circuitous? Because this story (as pointed out elsewhere) moves around a great deal, and much of the meandering is confusing, or seems to be (hence the enigma). Again, this may be what Giglio wanted: to disorient the reader. I’m okay with that. Disoriented is good in a dark tale, particularly a
Leigh Lane
Oct 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I liked the concept behind this book and, for the most part, its execution, although I did have a problem with a couple of points. I thought most of the characters were fleshed out well and the portrayal of corporate evil manifested was great. It did come as a surprise when, 20% into the book, the story suddenly shifted and revealed itself as a supernatural (as opposed to psychological) thriller. I also felt Rory's actions in his flashback to Faith did not follow a natural progression; from pers ...more
R.B. Harkess
Apr 25, 2013 rated it liked it
I'm torn with this one. The first part of the book did its part very well. I was horrified; not by gore , but by the surreal evil of the main characters and what they were prepared to do to a pair of young girls. Every time I read it, I sort of wanted to was my hands.

Then around half way through it all went a bit wrong, at least for me. Its really difficult to say why without scattering spoilers all over the place. Best thing is probably to say that it changed direction, became much
Aug 12, 2011 rated it liked it
I never put a book down till I read the whole thing. This story was not one of my favorite, but there were many parts I did enjoy. I was a little confused in the beginning, but as I continued to read, I learned more and started to understand. I think that I didn't enjoy this one as much was because it took me so long to figure everything out. The characters are amazing and I especially like Dawn. I will try to read more of Peter Giglio's books and see if they are anything a like and maybe then I ...more
Catherine Cavendish
Nov 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
'Anon' has got to be one of the most original and superbly paced horror novels I have read in a long time. It's a story that demands to be read thoroughly. The plot twists and turns. Just when you think you've 'got it', there is another surprise waiting for you. Nothing is quite as it seems. There are new scares and revelations awaiting the characters at every turn. Corporate terror in tangible form. Peter Giglio is the master!
Kasia Hubbard
Jan 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely scary.I started off the novel by liking the main character, Rory. As the novel progressed, I began to dislike him extremely, only to have everything I thought he was about turned on it's head. The whole twin concept was especially intriguing, and creepy at the same time. I still can't get those orange glowing eyes out of my mind. Giglio created a true horror story that scares me, but that's why I love this genre!
Flint Macwood
Sep 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
As always the brilliant Peter Giglio delivers an intense story that keeps you turning pages till the end. My only problem with the book was that it needed to be longer, lol.

Peter is amazing at bringing the characters alive, and setting up terrifying plots. Not to mention he leaves you wanting more!

I hope Peter plans on doing a second book in the series because I would like to see what happens after book one.
Jennifer Wilson
Jan 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a stunningly unique story that was crafted in such a way to keep you guessing, keep you reading, and keep you wanting more! Peter Giglio is wildly talented and I looking forward to reading many, many more works from him in the future!
Silver Coles
May 27, 2013 rated it liked it
interesting but kind of weird. this author needs more practice making characters believable; and better defining line between loveable/hate-able. I spent some of the story confused about who to root for.
Rob Beals
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was definitely an enigma for me. As someone who has worked in a corporate hell such as featured in this work, it really hit home. Although it is well written, it is not without flaws, but these are minor. This author definitely will be one to watch.
Scott James
Oct 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Starts slow, but then delivers. To be honest, I wasn't really sure what I was reading for a while, but things came together in the third act in a satisfactory way. I would definitely read another book by this author
Feb 13, 2012 rated it liked it
I'm not sure what to say about this one. The storyline is nicely original. Not your typical book of gifted people and greedy corporations. As far as liking it, I would've gave it 4 stars had it not dragged a little bit in some places.
Sneh Pradhan
Jul 17, 2013 rated it did not like it
Anon is an undelivered promise . I sure was intrigued by the theme of the book , but found it to be yes, an idea that could have been maverick but for its lacklustre and loose-ended execution !!!
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thought provoking. Good book
Dec 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
One word to sum up this book would be Wonderful! Need more words than try ....Original, Brilliant, Intense......a MUST READ!!!!!!!
Mar 15, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: stopped-reading
I got bored after 14%, so stopped reading.
Freebie. This one looks like it will be free for a while.
Jeanette Hornby
A bizarre story filled with intrigue and suspense that kept me reading. It ended leaving many unanswered questions.
rated it really liked it
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An active member of the Horror Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers, Peter Giglio is the author of five novels, four novellas, and his short fiction can be found in several books, including two comprehensive genre anthologies edited by New York Times Bestselling author John Skipp. With co-writer Scott Bradley, Peter is actively shopping a feature-length screen adaptation of J ...more

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