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Fantastik [Kindle Edition]

C. A. McGroarty
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Charlie Boone, a city bus driver and the bastard son of a schizophrenic woman, still lives in his boyhood home with his wife and two kids and cares for the ailing mother who made him promise…he’d never let them take her away.

But Charlie’s unfortunate childhood isn’t the only thing haunting him. Tormented by unsettling dreams and disturbing visions of his own, he now finds himself on the brink of insanity, and the thought that he shares the same affliction as his mother is beginning to look like a reality. The prospect of losing his wife Lisa and their two boys has him desperate for answers.

Jake Mott, an ex-con, has spent the last three decades in a maximum security prison for killing a man in cold blood. Still struggling with the guilt of his youth and life in the free world, he is planning a trip to California to reclaim a bag of money he buried thirty years ago.

A leap of faith brings them together to embark on an epic journey of hope and redemption. Their improbable meeting and unlikely friendship allows each of them to find the missing pieces to their lives, but only one of them survives.

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  • File Size: 516 KB
  • Print Length: 293 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615977537
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,227 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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This novel captivates its readers in the intricacies of two lives that one would not rationally pair but that is the beauty of this novel and an insight to the mystery of life. Mr. McGroarty challenges the reader with this dichotomy and it is with great success. it is a brilliant work and one that is hard to fathom as one that comes from such a young writer.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
I love a book that makes you feel invested in the characters. I felt I knew Charlie and Jake so well that I had to keep reading to see how their stories end. McGroarty has you rooting for these two sad souls to forgive their pasts and find their happiness.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIK by C. A. McGroarty July 8, 2014
This book was so great i read it in two days. I was captivated by the story, loved the characters and felt like i was actually there. I could not wait to get to the next page as i read and the ending was mind blowing! Mr. McGroarty you have produced a true winner. I could see this being made into a movie. I would say this is a book for all ages to enjoy.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books I've read in a very long time June 22, 2014
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It was easy to pick 5 stars for this lovely story. It sounded really interesting as I considered downloading it (it was free at the time), but soon it became a book I could barely put down and was very sorry to see come to an end. I won't give away any of the plot, I will say that it was unique in that each character took on a life of their own and all could be someone that I've known, that's how well developed they were written. It's tender, tough, loving, and heartbreaking and I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting! June 2, 2014
From the first chapter, the characters in his story seem like they could be your anyone of neighbors, great story and eerie at the same time!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Typically I am a golf book reader; picked this up off my wife's bed stand and could not put it down!

A very realistic view of life I highly recommend it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read August 31, 2014
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Enjoyable novel by a first time author. Slow start as you wait for the characters to link together, but worth the time invested.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIK by C.A. McGroarty September 1, 2014
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One of the best stories, I have read all summer long. One that makes you think, one that actually has the ability to keep you guessing if indeed insanity runs in one of the main characters family's genes But with sudden twists and turns, the story reinforces the knowledge that most things in life and or death, can indeed hold just a touch of insanity, due to the different choices every single individual that lives, takes a chance with one single decision made at every cross road we come across, and must decide which path we choose to take. Some of the choices we take during our lives lead us down a dark and lonely existence, while other choices we make are simply FANTASTIK.
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Fantastik is C. A. McGroarty's first novel, inspired by a cast of characters his father, a hard working trial attorney, introduced him to at a very young age. Much of the novel was written while living in Chicago and traveling across the Mid-West and Western United States. His short story A Return to Normalcy, from The Harley Basil Chronicles, can be found on Amazon Kindle. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, two sons, and their dog, Wrigley. You can find him at

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