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Ketchup is going to disappoint horror fans, but if you're a fan of well written books, this is a must read. Robinson taps into real grief so you know exactly how Elliot and his wife feel. They each go through their own coping mechanisms which makes you feel even closer to them. If you're a parent you can't help but wonder what you would do in a situation like this. It's the connection to the characters that really pull you in. They act as any parent would, and as depressing, and slow as the story moves, it's still well written. Just when you think you have it all figured out, Nathan throws a curve ball and shatters everything. As slow, and depressing as it is, it's got one hell of a reason to keep reading, and Ketchup On Everything is a must read novel.
Hmmm... This book has left me feeling oddly conflicted. I liked the idea of this book. The blurb is oddly cryptic and I went in without the slightest inkling to what this was about - just like how I like it! I hate when the blurb spoils the story *cough* Hunting Lila *cough* - but that is an entirely different rant that I am not going to go into. I'll just say that not knowing what was going to happen next was the best part of this. The suspense was practically palpable in the beginning and ending of the book. The middle? Well, that is where I had most of my problems.
While Ketchup on Everything had its moments, most of it was awfully dull. The middle sections, the flashbacks, were uneventful and boring. They dragged on and on and took over most of the book. I understand that they were important in building up the tension for the ending, but I didn't enjoy them.
The ending certainly helped to make up for this, however. What a shocker! I honestly didn't see that coming. Looking back I can see that I should have predicated something like that happening, but I was completely blindsided! And I love being shocked by a book. Books are becoming more and more like cookie-cutter carbon copies of each other, and as a consequence: more predictable. Ketchup on Everything was hardly that and it was a pleasant surprise.
The only other major fault that I feel like I need to point out is the characters were a little flat. I didn't dislike them necessarily but I didn't feel like I go to know them very well. However, seeing that this is only a very short book, I can understand that character development isn't the easiest task. Saying that the book really would have benefitted from it.
Overall, I think this was very well-written and I look forward to picking up more of this author's work, namely Starers and Devil Let Me Go which I have read some great reviews about. I would recommend Ketchup on Everything to fans of The Graveyard Kiss.
Note: a copy was provided courtesy of Nathan Robinson in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was given or taken during this process.
I have several other books by Nathan Robinson, and I will be reading them very soon. Robinson may have veered from his normal archetype in “Ketchup on Everything”, but his rich and erudite talent for effective and captivating writing is abundantly obvious throughout this story. I was very impressed with his writing. I like a lot of genres, and enjoy most of what I read, but I very seldom say I was “impressed” with the writing. Nathan Robinson is one of the few about whom I can honestly say that. Please… do yourself a favor, and purchase a copy of “Ketchup on Everything”. And just in case you need it, keep a box of tissues handy.
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