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Electing to risk transplant surgery before being forever trapped in blackness, what at first seemed to be a miraculous cure has turned into Joanna's worst nightmare.
Through her new eye, a dead man's eye, she is now able to see what others can't, an evil that resides within, an evil that is spreading. But what can one former photographer do to stand up against the powers of hell? Will Joanna be able to find help before it's too late? Or will the legions of hell claim her first.
Dead Man's Eye is a novella in the horror/thriller genre. Joanna Raines has Fuchs' corneal dystrophy and received a transplant in one eye. While still in the healing stages, she is witness to a terrible accident and begins seeing what appear to be dark corona-like shadows around the victim.
Afraid that she is going crazy, she is reluctant to seek treatment, but when the shadows turn out to be something other, something evil, she can no longer stand idly by.
Author Shaun Jeffrey has written a dark and brilliant novella. The author has a very smooth quality to his writing which offers a nice contrast to the subject matter. While only a short narrative, there is enough substance to the plot to make this story feel complete. And it is the author's ability to really paint a picture with his words that elevates this from being just another horror story.
From the very first line, the writing captivates:
Joanna Raines looked at the world through a dead man's eye.
On a personal note:
I was pleasantly surprised by this book.Read more ›
I enjoyed the concept of this story right from the product description and almost bought it without reading a sample. I then one-clicked it before finishing the sample and almost could not put it down. It truly was a fun read.
But I couldn't give it a 5 because the writing is somewhat, I don't want to say immature, maybe unpolished? Like a really good story from a college student. I also disliked the many short chapters which I suspect added to the amateur feel.
I was going to give it 4 though, because I really did like it. However the quality dipped a bit at the end there when characters got really dumb. What was the point of Margaret? Why did Joanna give up so easily with her? Why did Stephen sudden become so agressive with the priest which was out of character for him?
***Specific Spoiler Alert***
Why did Malachi stick around in Lincoln's body?What was so special about it when it had two major weaknesses, a host and a missing arm?
And bits of the final chapter make absolutely no sense considering that at the end of the chapter before, Lincoln destroys them all. Though I really like where Joanna ends up because it makes sense.
Shaun Jeffrey is a really promising author and I fully intend to check out his other work.
This novella by Shaun Jeffrey puts a nice twist on a classic horror theme. Joanna is (almost) the only one who can see what she sees, but getting someone to believe her in time to save others may be next to impossible. With such a classic premise, the storyline tends towards the predictable. I found the prose to be very simplistic and lacking in maturity. The resulting writing style is more "young adult" in feel, although the story itself does not fall into that category. The uncomplicated writing did make for a very quick and easy read, but it didn't allow me to immerse myself in the horror and to feel what Joanna was feeling. There was too much explained and not enough left for the reader to experience. The story lacked "voice" that would have allowed the reader to fully experience the horror firsthand. More detail and less explanation would have made it feel less like watching a horror movie and more like participating in it.
This is a story driven by events and not characters. The characters feel secondary to the plot events that drive this story. The pacing of the events is nicely done, and really helps to build to the climax, but it feels somewhat monochromatic without strong character development. In particular, I wanted more of Lincoln and his experience of being inhabited by a demon. I think more could have been done with his quandary.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book kept me reading because I wanted to know what would happen next. I can't give it the stars that is needs however, because of the F word that keeps popping up in it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by tjslinks
Just finished "Dead Man's Eye" and I have to say, I loved it. It was rather short, enabling me to finish it in just a few hours. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Ray Riddle
What a perfect dark novel. This is a must have for anyone that enjoys the thriller and horror genres. Read morePublished on November 18, 2013 by Nyxx Raven
This story was amazing. I put my kindle down. I recommend more people reading this and a follow up to the story if there isn't already one.Published on May 28, 2013 by Azhane´
A book that I enjoy of the much use case of the change of eyes with a person that has the ability to see persons of other dimension that is trying to conquer the worldPublished on December 7, 2012 by Vassago
Wow. Another cracking story. If Shaun gets me to swear, then he's hit the right button. There's that bit in the book that says "WTF"... Read morePublished on June 1, 2012 by Lorraine Versini
It's has been a while since I've read a book this fast. I just couldn't stop. It was an inventive concept for the transplanted cornea to allow the protagonist to see the... Read morePublished on August 30, 2011 by Bothergirl
Young Joanna has a degenerative eye disease. So she receives a corneal transplant in one eye to restore her vision. Read morePublished on July 17, 2011 by Nessa, they count on your silence and blindness. Don't make waves.
This was a great story. It was disturbing and made my stomach clench but the plot and the characters were brilliant. Read morePublished on July 17, 2011 by Angelica