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Maybe the Dream Knows What is Real

2.86  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  7 reviews
He was lost, directionless, unable to find his identity.

He thought he found it in her, which was good because he was teetering on the edge of madness.

She had no way of knowing her actions would push him over the edge.

This is a story about the dangers of depending on others to give you a sense of self-worth, taken to the extreme. It is a graphic, dark story not meant
Kindle Edition, 61 pages
Published June 24th 2018
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Heena Rathore P.

Maybe The Dream Knows What Is Realby Steve Grogan is a unique little book which is sure to make you squirm in your seat no matter how big your appetite for dark violence is. This book is a quick read which will make you feel unsettle and uncomfortable with a story and a character as unique as the book's name.

I liked the book, even though I felt a bit queasy while reading it, but I would have enjoyed it more had the main character been developed a tad more. The story was okay but the
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I have to be honest and admit that I read the author's note before starting this story and was setting myself up to dislike this story. The complete opposite happened. I read this novella in one sitting. I really found this story to paint a vivid and disturbing insight into the mind of a killer.

A short, but vividly descriptive insight. From start to finish, I read it in fascination and horror. The circumstances that lead the main character on his path are some that I, strangely, can relate too.
Steve Stred
“They had hollow caves where their hearts should be.”

I often get approached by other indie authors, asking if I’m able to read and review their books. I very rarely say no, but at times I will reply and say “I can, just give me a few weeks or a month.” So it was with Mr Gogan that he reached out and I agreed.

It was only then that I looked at the Goodreads page and found that thus far the book hasn’t had many reviews, and what it’s received has been less than favourable. I reached out to the
Sandra Lopez
Oct 21, 2019 rated it liked it
“No matter how real someone’s love might feel, I had to remember it wasn’t; I would have to train my eyes to see through this illusion.” (5)

A young boy that was different. “Time spent reading was time not spent exercising. As a result of this, I gained weight, which was just one more piece of lumber for my peers to throw on the fire so they could fuel their contempt for me.” (8) He was a loner…and, thus, his fixation with horror began.

Writing was pretty good. At first, this seems like a typical
Jan 17, 2020 rated it did not like it
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This isn’t a pleasant story to read, and I know it was never meant to be, but when I read a story I want there to be some character or scene or something to cling on to so that I can still believe humanity is not a complete dumpster fire - I didn’t get anything like that from this book. Hearing from a misogynistic murderer why they hate women and want to kill them isn’t interesting
Amanda Williams
Jun 19, 2019 rated it did not like it
Main character is extremely self obsessed and blames everyone for everything. Could not connect to this character in any way. I really found it hard to be sympathetic for him. This book really didn't hit the mark for meat all. Very sloppy.
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2019
Well, what do I say without giving it all away... This story was pretty dark, and bordered on some sick and depraved actions. Read my thoughts here --->
Stormi Ellis
rated it it was amazing
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