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Monstrous [Kindle Edition]

Sean Platt , David W. Wright
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 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.

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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: 432 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Publisher: 47North (November 27, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009XJBHHO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,425 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 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.

***UPDATE***

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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7 of 7 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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22 of 28 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ONCE AGAIN - SUCCESS January 23, 2013
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Do these guys write anything bad??????? Totally hooked on EVERYTHING they write. If you start one series, I assure you, you will buy anything and everything they write. I am generally not real hip on writing reviews unless I am really juiced about the book but everything I pick up by these authors just literally draws you into their written word. Outstanding duo - the "Batman and Robin" of the serial e-book!!!!!!!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Tiresome March 1, 2013
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This started out very intriguing for me and the plot was original. But after awhile I lost interest in the protaganist's plight becaused he didn't evolve fast enough. Lots of action without sufficient character development. There was an interesting twist at the end but there's no way I cared enough to agree with the high-minded attributes the author hoped to convey about the story. Sorry!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The secret demon rulebook just didn't do it for me October 1, 2013
By W. Lee
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I actually stopped about 20% through the book in frustration. I just couldn't accept unchallenged this purgatory with a know-it-all demon with countless strange rules that just had to be accepted, not explained. They seemed to be conveniences for the writers to drive the novel in the direction they wanted with their quirky good-guy/bad-guy fallen angel/demon.

Then I gave it another try and finished the book, often frustrated by the illogic, but hoping for a great resolution. Nope. There's a nice surprise twist, but the book ends incomplete! It's apparently the beginning of a serial, leaving things unresolved, right in the middle of the twist. Arghh.

I won't be picking up the later parts.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Will shake up your soul November 27, 2012
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Maybe their best yet and that's saying alot. Totally enthralls you, grabs you deep down in the gut and won't let go. Will you love Henry or hate him? Cheer him on or wish the worst on him? Who knows? You can NEVER predict what direction the stories these guys write will take you and this one is no exception! Chilling, thrilling and totally addictive. Can't wait to see what happens next. Major goosies from this one! Very well done. Kudos guys!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what was expected
The summary of the book sounded cool--a man comes back from the dead but in a "monstrous" form. However, the protagonist is unlikable. Read more
Published 14 days ago by C. Sherrill
1.0 out of 5 stars Skip it
The plot was an interesting idea, but poorly executed. Frustrating storyline, awful ending. Don't waste your time or your money.
Published 1 month ago by Kelly Luhm
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the time.
I enjoyed this quirky story. It had enough unexpected twists to keep me coming back for more. Thanks for the memories, guys.
Published 2 months ago by Gene Rollins
2.0 out of 5 stars MONSTROUS REVIEW
Some decent ideas, poorly presented, even more poorly expanded upon. Violence and attempts to shock become boring, appear to the reader as insensitive when gratuitous and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sheri Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Strange book
This book is mind provoking. It is a hard read but makes you think. Read it if you like strange.
Published 3 months ago by Linda
5.0 out of 5 stars This books lets you see how destructive someone can be.
This book gets you to question who should you really trust. The ending is great. I can't wait for the sequel.
Published 4 months ago by Jason Craig
5.0 out of 5 stars As Always
This is probably the third review I have written in a week, all for the same authors. I am excited to have a new story to get involved in. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Zachary mead Lawrence
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad
Monsterous was a book I had read a while back that ended kind of suddenly with promise of a follow up book in series.So far, no second book yet. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Roskokat
2.0 out of 5 stars Nice buildup but the end falls through
The buildup is average storytelling and the end plot unbelievable. Could have used some extra work and at the minimum explaining what the characters stated as aha moments.
Published 7 months ago by Gudik
1.0 out of 5 stars Monstrous - horrible book
This book is really bad, stupid and very bad language all thru it. Im no prude, but it is really hard to follow, I only read one chapter and it really sucks I am sorry I wasted... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Barbara J. Nelson
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Discuss Episode Five of "Monstrous"
LOVED IT! KEEP IT COMING!!
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"
WHAT!?!
NOOOOOOOOO!!!!
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 J. 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!

Update:

"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
Season Two
Thank you so much, Janet! That's deeply insightful. Feedback like that really helps us nurture our creativity and foster an ideal creative environment to craft the stories our readers love most.

Just so we can take your deep understanding and do something with it, could you be more specific? Is... Read more
Feb 20, 2013 by Sean Platt |  See all 22 posts
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