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Neon Black

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  3 ratings  ·  2 reviews
A cynical, embittered man undergoes heart surgery following injury sustained in a terrorist attack. Under anesthesia, he dreams of bizarre confrontations with lovers from his past in a surrealist odyssey reminiscent of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The man's ghosts of the past demand retribution as he comes to realize that memories (and people) cannot always simply b ...more
Kindle Edition, 60 pages
Published May 18th 2018
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Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Today, I want to share this short story with you, because quite frankly, it’s so beautifully written, it took my breath away. I suppose that’s a bit strange considering the subject matter, but great writing is great writing, and this author is an amazing writer!

Neon Black is an existential journey through a man’s past. Sort of a “Christmas Carol” sort of thing, where the MC undergoes surgery and is visited by his “ghosts”.

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A cynical, embittered man undergoes heart surgery following inju
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This has a dark, dreamlike pull to it. Visceral too, gritty. Definitely an interesting short book.
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Jim Johanson is a multi-genre author with backgrounds in biology and psychology. His works of fiction often follow strange, unusual, and dark themes, interwoven with concepts of Eastern philosophy.

Johanson strives to bring a deeper element to his writing beyond providing straightforward entertainment, wherein the reader might feel compelled to question the nature of their own reality, exemplified
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