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Afraid by Jack Kilborn
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Mar 25, 2010

really liked it
Recommended for: Horror/thriller fans

The writing starts out being rather chaotic. It jumps around between the viewpoints of at least 4-5 different characters, and it becomes difficult sometimes to reconcile events and points of time in the story into a single, coherent mental image.

As Kilborn starts to reveal what's actually going on, the writing starts becoming more cohesive. By the time you get to the climax and resolution, it's very easy to follow and is quite enjoyable. When you think about it, that's an interesting way of writing a horror/thriller kind of story... and it certainly works.
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Reading Progress

March 25, 2010 – Shelved
April 8, 2010 – Started Reading
April 9, 2010 –
page 38
April 11, 2010 –
page 92
April 12, 2010 –
page 134
34.54% "This is a page-turner, that's for sure."
April 13, 2010 –
page 223
April 14, 2010 –
page 261
April 15, 2010 – Finished Reading

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Pamela The chaotic start did seem to work. It added to the tension. I found myself continually "checking the time" trying to figure out if all that was going on simultaneously or sequentially, trying to put it together. When it did come together, it worked even better.

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