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Catskinner's Book (The Book Of Lost Doors 1) by [Burnett, Misha]
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  • File Size: 534 KB
  • Print Length: 281 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: December 24, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008MPNBNS
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This is a very fun read. I read it in one sitting. The author's voice is very interesting, and morphs over the course of the short book. At first it is kinda gritty, and you don't know if the protagonist is schizophrenic or really "different", then the first main action sequence reveals how different he really is. Early going, I had a little bit of "Raymond Chandler" feel, but that lessened as the book progressed. The action is nonstop and the protagonist tries to make sense of things and resolve his problems (which include folks trying to kill him). eventually, things are clearly in "men in black" territory (though the antagonists are not extra-terrestrial in the conventional sense) and nothing is exactly as it first seems. Some bits are truly hilarious (though my late-night consumption of an adult beverage may have contributed to he hilarity). The description of a SETI convention is great; the author must have gone to such conventions, or gaming/SF conventions. I strongly advocate spending your zero dollars to download this gem.
The only complaints I have is that the main antagonist is replaced by another with no foreshadowing that I can recall. It was a WTF moment, and as a reader I like some warning of major changes like that (or I think the author is just jerking me around). the other complaint is the ending is not terribly satisfying. There is irony there, but I think explicitly stating the irony would be more effective.
I don't review many books, and I don't give many fives, so go download this book!
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First let me state that I truly loved reading this book; found myself nearly missing my train stop because I couldn't put it down long enough to gather my things. The jumps between the protagonist and Catskinner are executed perfectly, and the hints about the backstory and confusing pieces about what's going on are delivered in just the right doses. Amazing read!
So, the reason I didn't give the book a 5 star rating is that I felt like in the last chapter the author just shrugged and said, "Where else can I take this? I don't know. The End." There are as many loose tendrils waving out there as the Flying Spaghetti Monster has. At least a few questions needed answering, and if everything really could fold up into such a tidy little package at the end, we need to see it to believe it. If this were book one of a set or a series, then it is fabulous. But I couldn't find any indication that this is the case. (I do see here on Amazon that the title now says Volume 1, which my copy does not say, so perhaps there is hope. If a follow-up comes out, I will certainly buy it!)
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I decided to check this book out after stumbling onto the writer's blog and finding myself intrigued by the concept. I'm glad I did. Catskinner's Book introduced a world that on the surface looks like ours, but with an underlayer of life that is imaginative and always surprising.

Burnett grabbed my attention right from the start and I read from start to finish without putting the book down. He made me care about his characters, even though at first glance I wouldn't have expected to become attached to one that was characterized as a monster right from the start.

I hope this talented writer intends to make this into a series, because I did not get enough of his well thought out characters and fast paced writing style. I'm dying to find out what happens to them next.
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This is definitely one of the stranger books I've read. It's gripping from the first page.
You first meet James who seems to be your everyday nutjob with an alter ego named Catskinner that loves nothing more than the thrill of the kill.
He works in a faux electronic store for a man named Vincent who for whatever the case may be, Vincent lives like a snowman in perpetual cold climates.
This book is VERY descriptive. You get lost easily within the spine of this wonderful story and quickly lose track of not only time but the fact that you yourself are not a part of the story.
I swear my husband tried to talk to me and I he was just muffled voice in the distance I was that lost!
Since my copy is print I don't get to read it much. I'd let the husband read it before me and asked him all kinds of questions (trying to know what happens before I read that far) but he refused the spill the beans.
I was quite intrigued during the mass amount of time James/Catskinner stood staring at the wall.
This book is full of action and quirky quotes. It will definitely keep you wanting more.
Catskinner's book is a genre of its own fitting into neither of the genres it's tagged for.
If you like amazingly detailed fight scenes and the strange and unusual, this book is for you.
I give this book 5 of 5 paws

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"tonight the walking meat that has done this will sleep
tonight they cling to the skin of the world
tomorrow they will fall beneath the shadow of great black wings"

Catskinner's Book is a solemn, moody story with a pretty fantastic titular character. There are a lot of questions left unanswered and, like some of the three star reviews, I think that the end was almost a letdown from the fantastic eeriness the author builds throughout the story.
We meet James, who works in a hardware store that's actually a front for a mysterious businessman named Victor. James, or more specifically, Catskinner, kills for Victor when needed. It's not until his employer is removed from the game that James starts discovering exactly who is occupying headspace with him. Sure, he knows Catskinner is amoral, alien, and without remorse, but he doesn't know exactly what Catskinner is, that there are others like him, and that some of them view Catskinner as a threat.
The book was very well written. I love the style. It reminds me of the Sandman Slim novels by Richard Kadrey, so if you like those, you'll like this one. I absolutely enjoy moral ambiguity and intriguing monsters and this story delivers.
I plan on picking up the next titles in the series.
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