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it was amazing 5.00  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  11 reviews
John Smith hates drama; he always has to have a plan, an escape route. He's a lousy father, horrible husband and a terrible co-worker.
Then the dreams happen, and he slowly starts to lose his mind.
Trapped in his own thoughts, he has a hard time distinguishing fantasy from reality.
And then there's the belt!
Is he dreaming? Is it real life? What has happened to John Smith?
Kindle Edition, First, 144 pages
Published December 31st 2015 by Firefly & Wisp Books
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Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I read this book a few months ago and it completely messed with my head. You get to be inside the mind of main character, John Smith, and it's not a very pretty mind. He is someone you will completely hate. The book is very well written and has a great flow with very well written characters. It's not my usual type books I read, but I wasn't disappointed.

It starts of with getting to know the multiple lives he's living. He is a shitty person and a complete asshole who isn't satisfied living h
Ashley Tomlinson
Wow John Smith is a mega douche and that is the nicest way to put. He's a horrible character, not horribly written just someone you want to punch in the throat and watch wither on the ground in pain for a while. The author did an excellent job creating a character that is fun to hate.

John is a sorry excuse for a man. He is a shitty husband, father, friend and a cheater to top it all off. He lives his life to fulfill his own desires not caring about the people that he pulls into it. He starts to
Danielle Zwissler
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Belt is an exciting book that I couldn't put down from start to finish. John Smith, our main character, is a total dick. (I know, right?) He is a womanizer, a charmer, a prick of a father, and a worthless husband. He does have some redeeming qualities, but they are short-lived as he pretty much shows his true colors throughout the story.

He loves women--or rather, fucks them. He cheats endlessly, and he has no real good qualities, until the very end, and I won't give that away...

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The Belt - Agatha Rae

This novella is unlike anything I have ever read (in a good way). If ends with an open ending, I like that, it leaves space for the reader to expand their imagination and keeps the story going.
Agatha makes you live through the nightmare with John and you kinda start thinking what you would do if you were in his position. It shows that if you have a conscious, and you are a horrible person, it will catch up with yoe eventually.
It was a nice easy read.
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Doyle Swinimer
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Agatha Rae takes you into the mind of John Smith, a man who lives a life of privilege and entitlement mostly at the expense of those he keeps in his life. This is a story in which the main character is a despicable, lying, cheat and it will keep you coming back to discover what motivates him and ultimately what will become of him.
Yamile Andreasson
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
John Smith is a man who doesn´t have much respect for others feelings then his own. He is a douche to say the least. He's a character one pretty fast learn to hate and wish him hell for all he does to the ones around him. The author Agatha Rae has done an excellent job writing and creating the character that one enjoys to hate. Well done Agatha for yet another great book!
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Once again, Agatha Rae has written a story that one cannot put down until read to the final page. This time it's a novella, and it's a perfect read for when you need to travel, for example, because it's not very long, but the pace, the plot, and the characters are so awesome, you do not want to put the book down.
John Smith is a total a-hole, a person a reader will love to hate. And just when you think you know everything about him, and you think you have a firm opinion about him - a total twist
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Belt by Agatha Rae is a dark and thrilling book that will take you into the twisted mindset of John Smith, a selfish, self-centered and arrogant man who only thinks of himself in any and all situations life throws at him, mostly at the cost of others.
It's certainly a book you won't want to put down any time soon, as you'll find yourself immersed in Agatha's brilliant writing from start to finish on John's steep descent into madness.

Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A really dark, but fascinating story about paying for one's poor life choices...
If you're into stuff written by Stephen King, you will LOVE "The Belt". It's a mystery/horror/drama story with a very juicy main character, which will make you question things, and won't let you go until the very last page. Pure fun, pure magic!
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An awesome horror-ish read. Not too long, not too short, but drains your emotions and makes you sit at the edge of your seat frantically turning the pages to see what happens next.
Another great job by Agatha Rae!
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of the best stories I've read. A perfect description of a mind steadily falling down into the abyss of madness. Great read! ...more
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Agatha Rae lives in the beautiful city of Gdynia, Poland. She made her fiction debut in 2013 with a novel "Oenone". She is also the author of an adventure/drama/mystery "Tangents" duology, and two novellas: thriller "The Belt" and a romance/drama "The Garden."

Representation: So Far So Good Agency, Renata de La Chapelle Agency

By Agatha Rae:
- Oenone
- Tangents vol. 1 (published also in Sweden by Ever

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