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Another great read from Ostroff. Wonderfully intertwined characters that demonstrate how small the world can be. He switches seamlessly from person to person and the way in which they come together is plausible.

About the Author

Author of dark, noir thrillers, romance thrillers, and middle grade sci/fi and paranormal novels. Neil D. Ostroff was raised in a rural town outside of Philadelphia. His novels are available at all online booksellers.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (September 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440173028
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440173028
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,179,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was raised in the Chicago area in the 1950s when Riverview Amusement Park was in full swing. They had a roller coaster called The Bobbs that was made of wood. It shook as if I were sitting on an erupting volcano. At one point it headed straight for a 12x12 solid beam, which I was sure would decapitate me. Just before my head was to leave my body, the car dropped like a lead cannon ball, leaving my stomach to confront the beam. As I read Ostroff's novel Degenerates, I was back on The Bobbs headed into the beam. Whatta ride!

In the Prologue little Tommy Fielding watches his father blow his mother away with a shotgun, and then is forced to watch his father kill himself with the same shotgun. At that point I knew that Tommy was not going to grow up to be a choirboy and that the rest of the pages would be bloody.

Chapter one, twenty years later, Tommy, encouraged by Jeffery who is a huge Great Dane residing in the boy's mind, kills and savagely mutilates two women because Jeffery convinces him that killing makes him stronger, makes him God and eventually he will have the power to bring Mommy back to him. Thus, Ostroff had me by the throat and I could not get away.

Tommy is the key degenerate in the story who is an infamous serial killer terrorizing Philadelphia. Ostroff skilfully leads his characters to the City Cafe where the horrifying culmination takes place. Along the way we meet the other degenerates.

There is Astor, an astoundingly beautiful young woman who escapes a brutal marriage to a young medical student, Darrel, but carries with her grief from the death of their child, which he seems glad to have lost. Ironically, Astor was Tommy's first girlfriend, and she is still in love with him.
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This book is very nicely done. The character development was excellent. I got to know them, they were not all perfect people, some were struggling. They were all just getting through life as best they could.

At first I could not imagine how all these characters would be tied together. But they were and it was a great story. I was on pins and needles until the very end of the book. By that time I was so invested in the characters, I was feeling anxious about what would happen to them.

This book was very well written and well plotted. I recommend it without hesitation to people who enjoy thrillers and watching the police hunt down and find the criminals and stop the crime.

It is also a sweet book about people with damaged lives who can get back on track. In the end, I found it a very good story that was well written and well presented.

I enjoyed it and I recommend it.
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Another great read from Ostroff. Wonderfully intertwined characters that demonstrate how small the world can be. He switches seamlessly from person to person and the way in which they come together is plausible. The detail of each bloody attack really lets the reader imagine the horror that Tommy (the main character) inflicts on the world around him. Yet I still somehow felt very sorry for the boy. Having grown up in the greater Philadelphia area it was great to know the places referenced in the book as well. If you enjoy psychologically thrilling books, your time is well spent on this one.
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