- File Size: 2155 KB
- Print Length: 291 pages
- Publisher: Big Bare Books (November 10, 2013)
- Publication Date: November 10, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00EH99GFU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #966,301 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Live it Again: A Coming of Age Adult Horror Story Kindle Edition
Up to 60% Off Select Romance Series Bundles
Start a new romance series and save up to 60% off on series bundle through February 14, 2016. Learn more
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
More About the Author
I've been a voracious reader of horror, fantasy, and science fiction my entire life, but I didn't take the plunge into writing my own stories until recently. I've done a lot of stuff and seen a lot of things along the way. I've worked in hotels, managed grocery stores, dabbled in carpentry miserably, created a series of twisted comic books, and contributed political cartoons to a handful of newspapers. Maybe I needed to live life some to get where I am now - happily writing books to scare people.
Top Customer Reviews
There were a few lurching momentum moments: supernatural mystery to almost Tom Sawyer-esque boy adventure to haunted house horror montage to supernatural mystery again, all interspersed with brief philosophical ruminations on the nature of time. North shone at his best during the "boys' adventure" segments, drawing the 70s environs and youthful interactions with clarity and deep connection. The final climax of Hugh going forward to meet his penultimate destiny was also especially poingant.
When I finished, I had a pleasant lingering savor of both the ending and subject. I may not have particularly enjoyed the presentation, but neither did the manner that North chose to tell his story hinder it. And in the end, if a book can get us to think, reconsider, even perhaps to dream about our lives well after the final page has passed, it is worthy enough.
This is what happens to the book's main character, Hugh. Now, if it happened to you, you'd have a perfect life wouldn't you? You'd be so much wiser.
Actually no, you'd probably go off and commit a whole set of new mistakes and that is precisely what Hugh does - sometimes to devastating effect.
I loved this book. I really cared what happened next and Hugh was flawed but likeable as the main character so that resonated well too. I don't know Geoff's work but I'll be looking out for it in the future. This is the kind of book I will almost certainly read again - and I don't do that very often these days!
That's where I am right now. I just finished Live It Again five minutes ago, and I've spent those minutes remembering my favourite moments from the story. I'm not going to spoil it for you. There's a good enough description further up this page that tells you all you need to know about the story structure. But the most important thing is, Geoff North has told this story superbly. He grabs you and holds on all the way through, and leaves you with a warm glow at the end.
This is an excellent book!
North is a talented storyteller with a style that flows gracefully. Such a refreshing change from some of the literary equivalents of broken glass that North America has dished up recently. And he knows when to stop; no overwritten roller coaster sentences here to trip you up. No language that requires the latest edition of The Dictionary of Obscure Street Slang to understand the meaning.
Without giving the game away, the story is about a fed up under achiever who meets a sticky end but is given the chance to live his life again. The return to the 1970s is so well executed that I was actually living it again and I suspect that North was too. This is too real to be entirely fictional. There were moments when my schmalz radar started to ping, but North pulls back just in time to prevent the romance taking over.
We have seen the arrival of an intelligent new writer and I look forward to his next offering. But for now, I'm going to live it again and read it once more in one sitting.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was kind of all over the place. It started out as a long, slow read about a guy who gets a "do-over" on his life. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Carrie Garner
I really enjoyed this book. It was a little bit like "Stand By Me" meets "Back To The Future", but that is fine with me. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kindle Customerrlkrkurt
GN has written a novel about what many people think about as they live their lives. What would you do if given a second chance? Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I just finished reading this book. Once I started it, I couldn't stop; and that's something I can't say about too many books. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mark D
I liked this book a lot and found it to be well written and it held my interest. However, I was put off my the misuse of words over and over throughout the book. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Linda Moody
This book started a little slow but it is worth reading on. I finished it the other day, have thought of it often and it brings a smile to my face. Read morePublished 17 months ago by myjunk
If you're looking for an imaginative, compelling read then I can't recommend Live it Again enough. The main character is not the vibrant charismatic personality who usually... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Sue Roebuck