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Monstrous [Kindle Edition]

Sean Platt , David W. Wright
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews)

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Book Description

They say that behind every comedian lurks a tortured soul…

Yet, comedian Henry Black finally has everything he’s always dreamed of: a thriving career, and a wife and daughter who he loves more than life itself. After years of struggle, he finally has it made.

Until three men force their way into his home, killing Henry and destroying the safe, comfortable world he has built for his family.

But that is only the beginning of his hellish torment. He wakes in purgatory, where he’s met by two men, both offering a choice. Randall offers a chance at heaven. Boothe, however, offers something far more tempting—a chance to go back to his life.

A chance to see if his family is okay.

For Henry, there is no choice. He accepts Boothe’s deal. But with every deal comes a price: his body is twisted to match his sins, and Henry is no longer the man his wife remembered—Henry is no longer a man at all.

He is monstrous.

Thrust into darkness and madness—unable to be with the people he loves—Henry embraces his new form, and his new supernatural abilities, and does the only thing he can: avenge his murder. But as Henry grows closer to the truth of what happened on that terrible night, he grows further from his humanity.

How far will he go to seek revenge?

And is he willing to sacrifice his soul?

From the authors who brought you Z 2134, Yesterday’s Gone, and ForNevermore, comes another dark tale sure to keep you waiting for the next episode.

Episode List
This book was initially released in episodes as a Kindle Serial. All episodes are now available for immediate download as a complete book.Learn more about Kindle Serials

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About the Author

Sean Platt and David Wright are Kings of the Serial, with their ambitious schedule of releasing a book per week in 2012.

With more than 200 five star reviews, their post-apocalyptic serial, "Yesterday's Gone," has drawn comparisons to Stephen King's "The Stand," ABC's "Lost," and AMC's "The Walking Dead." The indie writing duo are aiming to be known as the HBO or AMC of Kindle, with a new, character-driven serialized thriller every week.

Their books, between 14,000-24,000 words depending on the title, are called episodes, with six episodes making up each season of their titles. They're currently writing four series, including “Z 2134,” "Yesterday's Gone," "WhiteSpace," "Available Darkness," and "ForNevermore."

Product Details

  • File Size: 392 KB
  • Print Length: 265 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1611099412
  • Publisher: 47North (November 27, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #170,529 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Platt & Wright KICK ASS!!! A great start to a new series. November 27, 2012
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Really cool, I'm definitely hooked. I love the authors' ability to not only create a world I can't get enough of, but to fill that world with characters I am emotionally attached to and will follow anywhere; all in such a short amount of time. The writing is killer and the characters are perfect--the intense pace suits the story well.

I'm a little shaken up by Henry's experience, but looking forward to some vicarious thrills as he seeks revenge.

The serial format is AWESOME, especially the anticipation of being part of Henry's world, as it develops. I will eagerly devour this entire series as it becomes available. Excellent read; well done guys.


Holy crap! Ok, just finished Episode Six and listen, all I can say is...Holy Crap!!! Man oh man, I just...HOLY CRAP!!!

I'm pulsing with adrenaline. You might think I'm full of s*** or being paid to write positive reviews, but you can look at my Goodreads profile and see that I just love to read. The reason I'm such a huge fan is because these guys are f'n brilliant.

Monstrous took a turn at the end of the story that threw me out of my seat. Henry is a brilliant character placed in the worst predicament imaginable. Boothe is an antagonist who, once we learn his motivation, seems more human-if that's possible. Don't get me wrong, he's still a selfish scumbag, but I get where he's coming from. I won't say anymore, you should read for yourself. Just be ready for an emotional hangover. 

If you loved this season as much as me then you will be in agony (as I am) that Season Two has yet to be written. This is exactly why I love to read.

Awesome story!
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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A terrible story March 21, 2013
By Shrack
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"Monstrous" was my first foray into the Kindle serial, and I must say that I am unimpressed. The story, while somewhat original, is very vulgar. The author uses profanity in what seems like every conversation/thought. Profanity should be used sparingly, to provide emphasis, not just because one can. Other problems that I had with it: 1) The protagonist keeps making poor choices even though he keeps being warned against them, but no sound reasoning is provided as to why he should ignore that advice. 2)The author plainly wrote this with a sequel in mind. There are various story threads that aren't explored and whole references that aren't explained at all. (For example, there is a cult but why they are targeting the protagonist is never explained - they just suddenly appear and just seem like they have nothing better to do than attack the protagonist.) A story should be able to stand on its own, and this one clearly doesn't.
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26 of 34 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written January 9, 2013
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I am not an English major and I don't claim to be an expert at writing, but the grammar in this story is horrible. Poor use of vocabulary. I personally dont have a problem with cursing, but this book has a lot of it and is so pointless. It completely takes away from the story. You feel like you are reading a book written by high school students because the only adjective the authors know is the F word. It is so ridiculous at parts it is comical.

So much happens in the first 4 chapters that there is no character development. You don't know anything about Henry and you have no desire to learn about him because the story is too basic.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful writing, thin character development April 18, 2014
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After having read this book, I have to agree with the other reviewers who said the writing is poor. The main character is written in a way that he's not really likable - at all. He makes bad choice after bad choice, even when it makes no sense to do so, other than to advance the plot and hasten his damnation. The authors over-describe things in ways that just sound odd and almost as if a young, inexperienced writer is writing them. Who cares what model Porsche the guy's wife drives? Who describes a tree as looking like something in the Alice in Wonderland from that Nightmare Before Christmas guy. How about just "like something out of a Tim Burton movie" if you must make the reference? There were all kinds of plot holes. They throw in a bunch of back story on Sam late in the game that doesn't fit with how she's described earlier in the book, which comes across as sort of thrown in to explain something she does later. Sort of "Oh, yeah, and by the way, while it seems like the main character was the flawed one, actually we forgot to tell you the wife had some major issues, too." And while I'm no prude, his gratuitous use of profanity, seemingly for no reason other than its own sake, as well as overly crude scenes and phrases did absolutely nothing to advance the plot, and only served to make me dislike the book the more I read. A well placed f-bomb here or there for emphasis is one thing. Using it in every other sentence just makes me wonder why a writer, let alone TWO writers, couldn't come up with more creative ways to express themselves. They clearly mean for it to be a sequel, but after finishing this one, I can't imagine myself reading any more of these two gentlemen's books, and certainly not paying to do so.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story February 14, 2013
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This story made me see how a person can unwillingly turn into a monster that shows concern for his actions. What would we do if we were in the same situation. It's a great story with moral questions that apply to everyone of us which has gone through a personal tragedy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Demons and Monsters
This was a good monster story. The writing was superb as always and I cared for the characters. I didn't love it the way I loved Yesterday's Gone and White Space, but it was good... Read more
Published 20 days ago by Kelcey
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read.
Very enjoyable, couldn't put it down. Makes you wonder.
Published 23 days ago by Colin Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book
Published 1 month ago by Allan L. Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a cross between "I like it" and "It's Okay
It's a cross between "I like it" and "It's Okay." There is way too much profanity and each time you see or hear the F-word, you cringe. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Avid Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars I Can Feel His Pain
I'm so in love with this story. Poor Henry, but I can see myself making some of the same choices if I was put in the same predicament. Can't wait to read part 2.
Published 1 month ago by Susie McCray, Poet and Author
4.0 out of 5 stars I gave it 4 stars because, while I found ...
I gave it 4 stars because, while I found myself pissed more than excited at most of it, I feel it made me feel what the writers wanted me to feel. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bobby
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved this book!! Read it in a few hours!
Published 1 month ago by Sandra Avitua
4.0 out of 5 stars Bittersweet
Great story, good character depth, disappointing ending. But other wise, absolutely addictive read.
Published 1 month ago by Shannon Simms
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Published 3 months ago by Barbara Ciprane
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth buying, Okay freebie
It was ok. Ended up skipping the last quarter of the book to get to the end. To long and drawn out. I wouldn't recommend it. Not greatly written or illiterated. I would skip it.
Published 4 months ago by JenL
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Discuss Episode Five of "Monstrous"
Jan 23, 2013 by debmdine |  See all 3 posts
Discuss Episode Three of "Monstrous"
I have to admit, I didn't really like this story at the start- I only kept reading because I love the authors other works, but halfway through the first episode, I got intrigued and now I'm hooked!! Loved this episode!
Dec 26, 2012 by Lineola |  See all 11 posts
Discuss Episode Two of "Monstrous"
OMG, I want the next episode NOW!!! Okay, okay, breathe...

Just finished Episode 2 seconds ago. Seriously. This is a completely emotional and spontaneous review so forgive me.

I was reading the last chapter thinking how completely awesome this story is and wondered what... Read More
Dec 15, 2012 by Adam Bailey |  See all 10 posts
Discuss Episode Four of "Monstrous"
This posted just as I finished episode 3! What great timing. I'm totally hooked on this-- I wasn't so sure in the beginning but I'm really happy I gave it a shot! The authors are simply amazing!


"I'm going to be the worst demon ever"-- (possibly paraphrased) My favorite line... Read More
Jan 8, 2013 by M. J. Moon |  See all 7 posts
Discuss Episode One of "Monstrous"
Truc- Season Four comes out this summer some time. We don't have a firm date, though.
Dec 17, 2012 by David Wright |  See all 13 posts
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