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- Print Length: 307 pages
- Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC (December 8, 2015)
- Publication Date: December 8, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0188M7EK0
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #456,940 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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That said, each character in this book comes back from war damaged in one way or another. Jonathan watches his best friend, Ricky, die in an attack in Iraq, losing a leg in the same attack. Bobby returns with a werewolf curse (I didn't see that coming) and Jake is a minister who loses his faith due to his experiences. Each man must deal with his demons in his own way. While trying to find his way back to God, Jake indulges in women and alcohol and Jonathan and Bobby drink to forget. The characters in this book are extremely complex and you can't help but connect to each one in a different way.
As for the horror element in Dwelling, it starts off subtle at first and steadily builds throughout the book. Bobby is learning what he is and wants to know why it happened and how he can control it. Jonathan and Jake see “ghosts.” They all have to figure out if what they're experiencing is real or if it's just a manifestation of their PTSD. Then we have Maggie, Ricky's widow who is being kicked out of base housing and must find another place for her and her dog, Moxie, to live. She sees an ad on TV for a Realtor selling a large home in another part of Texas and packs up all her stuff with the intention of buying the house she saw on the commercial. Problem is, everyone associated with the house is killing themselves.
I'll be honest. This isn't my first Thomas Flowers book and the first one I read left me less than impressed. However, Dwelling completely sucked me in, making me care about each of the characters, and I was a little pissed that it ended where it did. I'll certainly be picking up part 2 of the series.
In summary, if you like military fiction, historical fiction, great characterization, and a tightly woven plot with a creepy vibe, I think you'll love Dwelling.
Dwelling sets the scene and introduces us, very intimately, with the characters of this novel series. It took me a little while to get caught up in this one due several chapters dealing with military life, which I'm not familiar with as a life-long civilian, but once the story hooked me, I couldn't put it down. I love the flashbacks, both of the group of friends when they were kids and of the various people who have lived in the house over the years. Dwelling is another great book from Flowers with an ending that urges you to move right on and pick up Subdue book 2. I recently finished book 2 and can't wait for the next chapter of this compelling horror story!
I fully understand what a "trilogy" is, one story leading into another. But each volume should have a beginning, a middle and an END. This tale is only the beginning and middle, with no end in sight. And the story as told so far was not compelling enough. I could care less about being led by the nose through a second, third, fourth, or however many future volumes there may be. I won't be reading any of them.
Dwelling (Subdue book 1) is a moving, unnerving read. Character driven and emotionally charged, the narrative is built upon a backbone of honest experiences. This is written by someone who has lived these moments and seen these sights, bringing an authentic look at soldiers trying to acclimate back into their home lives, still haunted by the horrors of war. It brings a solid feel of realism, so that when the paranormal element begging to infiltrate they have a weight to them.
I found myself invested with these characters immediately, the group of childhood friends all grown up and affected by by war in their own ways. The widow, the survivor wounded physically, the survivor wounded emotionally, the soldier with a secret darker than the rest, and mysterious house isolated amongst the wheat.
The characters l'm the most into, the two I need to know more about and the two I feel are the wild cards here are Jake, the priest who's lost his faith, and Bobby, the alcoholic.... well, you'll see. Everyone seems to have a part to play and I can hardly wait to see paths start to cross.
There a re a lot of interesting narrative threads left open and I am excited to continue the story in Emerging (Subdue book 2, available now with an unknown release date for book 3) to see where we are being led. The set up should be taken care of and from here on out we should be at the meat of the story. There are things I want to know, things I need to know. Show me the horror.
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DWELLING is the first war-related novel I have read since Philip Caputo's A RUMOR OF WAR, decades ago.Read more
Great read until the end....wished I had not read it.
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