- File Size: 721 KB
- Print Length: 276 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Jason Ryan Dale (September 23, 2016)
- Publication Date: September 23, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01LYXDKJ5
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #246,307 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Lost in Wildwood: A Novel Kindle Edition
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You find yourself lost within the pages of this incredible story. I would love to see what happens to Joshua.
Definitely give a two thumbs up!
Author – Jason Ryan Dale
Genre – M, S, T.
276 Amazon Pages
Rating 4 stars out of 5 Posted 2/11/17
9 - 2017
My Impressions: intense, desperate, brutal, bottom feeders, slime bums, liar, mental case, weird.
The main character, and the only one worth mentioning, is 21-year-old Joshua Keogh. He’s a burglar and murderer who spouts poetry to a girl he’s attracted to. She is nice to him but doesn’t want a relationship with him.
Joshua was tutored in the art of residential burglary by his addicted father. He attempted to attend college but dropped out because he wasn’t interested. He is a loner and never feels comfortable in large groups, especially if strangers are present.
He has close friends but can turn on them viciously if he feels threatened. He can also be talked into dangerous things he knows he shouldn’t be involved in. Eventually that leads him to the inner circle of the local crime boss’s. When the police take an interest in him, he reviews his list of friends and acquaintances to determine who might have been responsible for fingering him. The ending left me wanting to know more.
Joshua is intelligent and caring about his family, but I felt he exhibited traits of a sociopath and at times of a psychopath.
The editing, sentence structure and character development of Joshua are good.
Details are sparse but adequate to the story.
The plot is complex and delves into a flawed young man who has been taught to be a cold thief.
The writing style is wordy and overly sophisticated for the crowd of characters created. Frequent flashbacks of back story are inserted to explain why Joshua has developed the ways he has.
Some of the prose was too complicated and painted confused, erratic pictures instead of instilling clear images in my mine. Examples:
, both their faces hanging loose over angry eyes.
The wind was whispering its secrets to the leaves, and they responded with hundreds of sighing green voices.
They were the kind of dark, unwavering eyes that held the bearer’s intelligence and wisdom somewhere in the iris.
This story was interesting in a perverse way as a character study of an intelligent man with deep emotional issues.
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