Oh boy, where do I begin?
I didn’t know what to expect when I ventured into this book. The synopsis intrigued me to the point of buying it, but how often are we intrigued by the description and are left wanting more?
I’m pleased to say that wasn’t the case with this one.
From the very beginning of the story, I found myself hooked by the tragic background and journey of Joseph Bateman. I was left thinking about him even after closing the book (er, the cover of my Kindle), and I found myself mildly tormented by the horrific happenings that he was made to suffer throughout his short life. I found myself often thinking that this story was on par with the likes of Stephen King – a compliment I would never take lightly – and I commend Jason Pellegrini on accomplishing such a feat.
Overall, this was an excellent story that did a wonderful job at crossing through a variety of genres. Some might find it a “bit much” or “tough to take,” but the sensitivities one suffers from does not make a book bad. I, for one, have found myself thoroughly impressed and would recommend this story to just about anybody.