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The Jack in the Green Kindle Edition
From the Back Cover
"Stoker Award nominee for Best First Novel, The Lamplighters is a disturbing book, I mean REALLY disturbing. Unsettling and ultimately a shock to the system, but I loved it! Check this book out and hope that Lee is only beginning a promising horror fiction career."
"Frazer Lee is the next Clive Barker...FACT!"
- ASIN : B07VS5RK9Z
- Publisher : Crossroad Press (July 26, 2019)
- Publication date : July 26, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 4243 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 274 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1619215632
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,331,334 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Frazer Lee slowly unravels this tale with a sophisticated voice and a nice vocabulary. Tom seems like a sad sack that you can't quite put your finger on whats going on. This was turning out to be a solid 4-star read before it ground to a halt towards the end and then the "tie-it-all-together" ending felt too rushed to me. Almost as if the story ran out and there wasn't a better way to explain things, so lets just throw all our cards down and show you our hand. Or, I wonder if this story suffered from the dreaded editors knife in an attempt to keep it under so many words for the publisher. This dropped it down to a 3 1/2 stars for me. Other than that, Lee can write his ass off. I have no doubt I'll be reading much more from the Brit. Theres a reason he was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. In The Jack in the Green, you can see why.
3 1/2 Jack and Jills out of 5
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This... this is a mess. Subplots and characters that go nowhere, paper thin caricatures of characters, words used incorrectly and a third act plot twist that adds nothing to the story and makes zero sense.
I don't know if Mr. Lee was up against a deadline and just crapped this one out, but jeesh... talk about a sophomore slump.
I really enjoy horror novels that are set in other countries. I suppose this is because I love to travel, and I've only had the opportunity to venture out-of-country once in my lifetime. When novelists write stories set in other lands, they usually do a good job of bringing the culture and heritage of these places to life on the page. As a result, this helps to slake my thirst for adventure.
THE JACK IN THE GREEN is written well and the prose stands out for its simplicity. Author Frazer Lee does a great job of letting the story tell itself, however I feel like some of the descriptions were overly-done and could have been toned down a bit. This is a minor complaint, but one I feel worth mentioning.
The characterizations in the book are excellent. Tom McRae is a damaged yet likable soul, which allows the reader to actually care about what happens to him. But although damaged, he is still a strong lead and therefore entertaining. I particularly like the villagers as well; they are a diverse but believable bunch and helped to set a nice small-town feel for the locale.
My primary issue with THE JACK IN THE GREEN is the ending. There is a twist that happens late in the book that is supposed to surprise and shock, however it doesn't work for me for some reason. I think maybe it's too outlandish for my tastes. I will not divulge any specifics so as not to ruin the surprise, but I have to admit that it feels like a twist put in just for the sake of having one.
Still, THE JACK IN THE GREEN is a great read and definitely worth checking out. And, who knows? Maybe I'm way off on the twist. You should read this one and get back to me to let me know what you think. Maybe, for once in my life, I'm actually wrong.
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