Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Book Review - The Vivisectionist

This book was free on Kindle and sounded interesting. I love free downloads on Amazon. My Kindle has paid for itself just in free books that are available.

If you remember endless summers of exploring the woods, this book will immediately grab your attention and take you back to your childhood.

It starts off very innocently. A boy has a friend coming to visit for the summer and has big plans to camp out and be independent all summer long. Except that another little boy has been kidnapped and is still missing, causing parents all over town to be a little more watchful and strict with their kids.

A third boy joins their group for the summer and the kids head out into the woods, despite instruction by their parental units to stay in the back yard. They explore the huge woods and the quarry where they see some things they shouldn't.

Then they discover the hotel and the obsession with solving the puzzle begins.

This is NOT a book for teens or anyone with sensitive personalities. It's quite disturbing and macabre. The hotel is designed as a sort of sick maze, drawing the main character Jack in like a moth to a flame.

If you like thrillers with a twist and lots of suspense this is a great book to read. I did find it a little depressing at the end...it doesn't end in a super pleasant way, but it was a great read.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review. If you'd like to check out any of my other books, or if any of your readers would like to try one of my books for free, please drop me a line at ikehamill@gmail.com and I'll email you an eBook.